OF WEARABLE ARTS WELLINGTON EXTRAVAGANZA : Sept 24th -26th, 2010
World Of Wearable Arts: World Famous for its art, design
and wearable creations.
‘The Road Less Travelled’ is full of ladies and we are off to
Wellington to celebrate this 22nd show in Show Style. It will be a journey of vision, spectacular theatre and three days of Wellington’s depth of texture and fabulous flavour.
Check out the photos from previous trips: [ 2009 ]
[ 2008 ]
"Step into a world where art and the human form combine
Where dance, music and lighting tell a story of the body as a canvas
Where the lines of fashion and art blur and merge as one"
The ‘World of Wearable’ Art experience in Wellington begins with flight
arrivals about 8am. It’s
Early Birdz to the fore and its time to get to know Wellington, old
and new. Maori legend tells of how Maui, the polynesian navigator,
caught the fish that became the North Island of NZ. Wellington’s earliest
name is ‘ Te Upoko o te ika a Maui’, the head of Maui’s fish. Today,
it is the arts and cultural centre of New Zealand.
down town Wellington will be our top floor accommodation for the next
two amazing nights. With 5 star suites that cater for all needs, we
are spoilt with the city view from all angles, sunrise and sunset.
Wellington performs at its best over the WOW Arts ten day extravaganza
and ‘the Road Less Travelled’ embraces these magical moments.There
is plenty of personal time to do your own thing over the 3 days and
to share girls time together on our discovery of Wellingtons arts and
Discover and explore downtown Wellington with a very unique
Te Papa experience at 2pm, up close and personal, on tour. Te Papa
Tongarewa, is New Zealand’s national museum opened in 1998, renowned
for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. More than 15
million people have experienced Te Papa’s treasures since opening and
the partnership with the people of the land, Tangata Whenua, links
past, present and future, in celebration. It is in the meaning of the
name Te Papa Tongarewa that we understand the connections and deep
links between Mother Earth, treasured things and people.
ZEALANDIA is New Zealand's world-first conservation attraction and at 5pm we
will experience New Zealand's award-winning eco-attraction and see
Zealandia by night. A ZEALANDIA by Night tour provides a completely
different and magical experience. Our tour begins with highlights of
a fully immersive and interactive exhibition and the story of how this
safe haven was created. Stepping through the predator-exclusion fence
into the forest, we will experience something incredible - evening
birdsong that hasn't been heard on the mainland for more than a century.
As darkness falls our guide will start looking for our elusive national
mascot – the kiwi. Over 100 call the valley home, so there’s a good
chance of spotting one, foraging in the leaf litter! Often, the glow-worms
are so bright you won’t
even need your torch! This is an utterly unforgettable experience:
New Zealand at its very best.
After this one in a million outing, dinner
out and about beckons and a different type of night scene develops.
Meet the girls from Wellington and their friends. Time for catch ups,
relaxation and new connections.
WOW, Saturday is a WOW day, the day of the show and a day to explore the local fab shops, cafes, walks and sights.
Whether it be a walk through the beautiful Botanical gardens, where the magnificent blooms of spring bulbs vibrantly catch the eye, a historic ride up on the Wellington Cable car, an epitaph journey through Bolton St cemetery, a photoshop opportunity at the Beehive, (Aotearoa’s political capital), a promenade down the waterfront, (the harbour discovered by Kupe circa 10th century), or a taste or shop sensation Wellington style… all will make your visit to Wellington a wonderful kaleidoscope of textures and experiences.
Zoo is the home to New Zealand’s native treasures and endangered exotic animals. The vision, for a sustainable co-existence between wildlife and people. 1030am on a guided tour, we will visit the nest and have the opportunity to view the rest of the zoo at our leisure.
The Nest – Te Kohanga. Newly opened, it's Wellington Zoo's animal hospital and centre for native wildlife, the largest and most ambitious project in Wellington Zoo’s history. The $6 million facility is helping to improve the lives of animals here at the Zoo, around Wellington and beyond. Each of the facility’s main surgical rooms features a viewing gallery, offering you a unique first-hand glimpse of the veterinary team delivering first-class animal care using state-of-the-art equipment.
Close Encounters is an optional extra for those who want a truly unique
animal experience. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to meet some of
Wellington Zoo’s most vivacious, loveable and quirky creatures. Close Encounters bring animals and people together—choose from a Big Cat, Cheetah, Red Panda or Giraffe Close Encounter. During your encounter Zoo keepers will tell you about the animal’s personality, history and place in the world. 10 per cent of all proceeds from Close Encounters go towards conservation projects administered through the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.
The World of Wearable Arts preparation for an incredible night out
will begin about late afternoon at our Suites all ready for a 6pm pick
up. Tonight is WOW night, dress glam, and experience an amazing cultural
art event of world class proportions in some of the best seats in the
house, star packages quality. A theatrical extravaganza unparalled
as we are captured by the movement and choreography of the dance. In
awe the audience is mesmerised as bodies and art merge and blur into
a oneness complete. WOW Wellington !!!
Sunday in ‘ wonderfully’ Wellington, time for a wander and a day of
relaxing ,cruising the city and some time to groove to your own tune.
Wellington Writers Walk will promenade you along the beautiful harbour
where 15 text sculptures quote a piece of prose or poetry about Wellington
from talented writers who called Wellington home at some stage of their
Theatre is New Zealand’s grandest picture palace
and was fully refurbished inside and out just in time for the world
premiere of The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King.
Built in 1924, The Embassy is a Wellington icon and landmark situated
at the head of New Zealand’s most famous entertainment precinct – Courtenay
Place – drawing people from throughout the region and beyond to see
all the latest movies in a real cinema environment that is lost in
the modern multiplexes. The Embassy was fortunate to not succumb to
the demolition ball like most other picture palaces and fortunately
had retained many fine features such as marbled staircases, wrought
iron handrails, original tiled foyers and exquisite plastered ceilings
despite many upgrades over the decades.
With this to build on, the
refurbishment included a new; giant cinemascope screen and state-of-the-art
sound system, luxury seating, stylish environs and a restoration that
is faithful to its origins of the last century yet sympathetic to the
new millennium making this the ultimate cinema experience. Living up
to its reputation as being more than just a cinema, within its stylish
foyers, the Embassy houses Blondini’s Café & Bar – Wellington’s pre-eminent
live jazz venue which draws big crowds on the weekends for something
that is both special and unique as it overlooks the nightlife of Courtenay
Wellingtonians are very hospitable and service is an art form
in itself that the capital city can celebrate with great pride. Girls
enjoy the final day in Wellington with more fantastic food, coffees
and treats before we head our own separate ways home, new connections
made and til we meet again. Thank you all
- Three wonderful days in Wellington, WOW style.
- Airport minibus pickup and drop off.
- 2x nights luxurious accommodation suites at the 5 star Qualmark,’Boulcott
Suites’ in down town Wellington, just for the GIRLS.
- Light breakfasts for Sat/Sun mornings.
- Te Papa personal guided tour
- Zelandia Night tour with pick up and drop off.
- Wellington Zoo ‘The
Nest’ guided Tour and entrance fee to Zoo.
- WOW Transport to show.
- Bubbles / nibbles before show.
- WOW preferential ‘star packages’ seating on Saturday, Sept 26th.
Does Not Include;
- Airfares to Wellington return.
- Personal spending of any nature.
- Transport meals/ food/ drinks/ activities not listed in inclusions.
- Optional Zoo Close Encounter @ $150.00 pp (pre bookings required)