What is there to not like about an escape to Wellington? We have a five day escorted tour for you with loads of variety and free time to follow your own interests. Planned to coincide with the Martinborough Fair, locally renowned as an extravaganza with up to 500 local and NZ wide stall holders. This craft market is held on two consecutive Saturdays in February each year and we are there for the first of these.
Fly from Auckland (or your home airport) to Wellington and transfer to your central city hotel for a four night stay where tonight you enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travellers.
We set off this morning for Zealandia where you will be astounded by the bird song the moment you arrive. To enhance the visit we have arranged a guided tour. After a coffee break at the end of the tour you are free to stay or return to downtown Wellington for a free day to follow your own interests such as - Te Papa Museum, The National War Memorial or take the opportunity for some retail therapy. Meet for dinner tonight.
ZEALANDIA is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. Set around a picturesque reservoir, ZEALANDIA is home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary wildlife - all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a ground breaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, some of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years.
This morning we head north via Upper Hutt and the Rimutakas to Martinborough and the annual Rotary Charity Craft Fair. From small beginnings in 1978 with only 35 stall holders, it is now versubscribed at 500 and is a showcase of NZ crafts with plenty of food stalls.On leaving the Craft Fair we travel to Tirohana Estate located on the “golden mile” with the unique soil and microclimate of the artinborough area. Enjoy a relaxed terrace lunch, with a glass of wine, while soaking up the much photographed vineyard.
Today’s city tour takes in the viewpoint atop of Mt Victoria, a tour of Weta Workshop with the Weta Cave. The unmissable a ride on Wellington’s historic Cable Car, followed by a visit to old St Pauls, The Beehive, Parliament and surrounds. A Farewell dinner tonight sees the end of our escape.
Transfer to the airport for the flight home.
• Airfare Auckland – Wellington return
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• Four night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast
• Three dinners
• Entrance to Zealandia
• Day tour to Martinbrough
• Lunch at Tirohana Estate
• City tour including Weta Cave entry and tour
• Services of a Pukekohe Travel escort subject to 15 passengers travelling
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Auckland - Auckland
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• Cancellation Insurance
• Items of a personal nature
• A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person will secure a place on the tour
• Full payment is due no later than Friday 20 December 2020
• Deposit non-refundable
• All cancellation charges are on a per-person basis
• No refund will be made after 20 December 2020
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• To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a reasonable standard of fitness is required.
• Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted
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* Itinerary subject to change