Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

Wellington New Zealand’s capital city is

situated on the southern tip of the North Island and enjoys a natural harbour setting and a sophisticated atmosphere. It’s the beating heart of this liberated country, proud of its café-culture, stylish bars, art galleries and nightlife. Drive for an hour out of the city through the rolling countryside of the Wairarapa, where the sleepy village of Martinborough has become synonymous with some of New Zealand’s finest wines.

IBIS WELLINGTON 3+ H The popular Ibis offers a great value-for-money base right in the heart of Wellington, with all of the city’s key attractions such as Parliament, TSB Arena, Westpac Stadium and Te Papa within easy walking distance. The rooms are modern and comfortable and the ibis an ideal place for your Wellington stay. The ‘Vivant!’ restaurant and bar at the Ibis captures the city’s buzz, where you can enjoy a coffee or dine in a relaxed and modern environment. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant • bar • 24hr reception ROOM FACILITIES ••• 200 guestrooms • shower room • flat-screen TV with movies • air-con • wi-fi Internet SPECIAL OFFERS ••• Free breakfast offers available on selected dates – please call for details

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MIDDLE EARTH IN WELLINGTON Departures & Duration: 4 hours half-day; 8 hours full- day, Daily (except 25 Dec) An unmissable treat for all fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but is equally well-suited to those unfamiliar with the films. In this small-group tour you will be led by an expert guide and you will visit the filming locations such as Rivendell, the Anduin River, the Gardens of Isengard and the Dunharrow Rohirrim encampment and the

WETA WORKSHOP THERE & BACK AGAIN TOUR: FULL EXPERIENCE Departures & Duration: 2.5 hours, including transfer, Daily (except 25 Dec) Enter the world of Weta Workshop, made famous by the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and world-renowned for creating incredible movie props and practical effects! Tour includes guided return transfers highlighting iconic film locations, plus priority seating to an exclusive

quarry which was used for the filming of Helms Deep in Rohan. If you choose the full-day option, you will visit Miramar which is where the cast and crew lived during production Prices from: Adult £219, Child £109

documentary. A Weta Workshop crew member will show you incredible props, and costumes from films like The Hobbit and Avatar, followed by a journey through the fantastic miniatures of Thunderbirds Are Go! Prices from: Adult £51, Child £29

MARTINBOROUGH WINE TOUR Departures & Duration: Approx. 8 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec) Experience a day of tastings that is uniquely Martinborough. Journey to the heart of the Wairarapa wine region and taste at award-winning wineries, such as Murdoch James, TeKairanga, Palliser, Muirlea Rise, Tirohana, Alana Estate and Martinborough. You will also enjoy a superb bistro lunch at a vineyard.

TE PAPA BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Departures & Duration: 2.5 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec)

This tour takes you to the heart of New Zealand’s national museum where you will experience Te Papa like never before! This hosted cultural tour will weave you through the Maori exhibition spaces at Te Papa to experience the unique history through stories and objects. You will then head behind the scenes to experience Maori taonga (treasures) close up and have an opportunity to engage with collections staff. The tour ends with some light refreshments.

Prices from £276 per person, incl. lunch & wine tasting.

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ZEALANDIA BY DAY GUIDED TOUR Departures & Duration: 2 hours, Daily (except 25 Dec) Join your guide at the ZEALANDIA eco-sanctuary, for a 2-hour guided tour. Discover more on this engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary and witness the native wildlife that is once again living on the mainland. See a wide range of native New Zealand birds when they are at their most active. See the critically endangered takahe, the busy tieke, tuatara and green gecko. Twilight and Night tours are also available, please ask for details.

CAPITAL TASTES TOUR Departures & Duration: 3.5 hours, with approx. 90 mins walking, Daily (blackout dates apply) Join ZEST FOOD TOURS on a small group (max 8 guests) personal sightseeing tour of Wellington with food. Discover with your expert guide the fresh, sustainable and artisan flavours of New Zealand’s capital. Meet producers and makers, step behind the scenes and sample hidden culinary treasures from our vibrant foodie scene and discover some of the city’s best food.

Prices from: Adult £31, Child £16

Prices from £114 per person


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