Experience the Greatest Stages on Earth
Journey with us to New Zealand's greatest theatrical production, the World of WearableArt (WOW) Show.
The WOW Show once again returns to Wellington this Spring to dazzle and mesmerise audiences with breath-taking creativity in a theatrical extravaganza over a three-week season.
As a Major Partner of WOW, Great Journeys New Zealand is pleased to offer three unique packages combining an incredible scenic journey on board the Northern Explorer, tickets to the WOW Show and accommodation in Wellington – the perfect way to experience the 2023 show!
Combining the theatre of New Zealand's mesmerising scenery aboard the Northern Explorer train with the extraordinary stage production of the WOW Show, our packages will give you epic views over two of the greatest stages on Earth.
Register your interest today to ensure you are the first in line for this year's not-to-be-missed experience! Tickets on sale from 3 April 2023.
Explore the Extraordinary
Step away from normality and join us on a journey like no other.
From the elegant and organic to the surreal and fantastic, our WOW packages will take you on an extraordinary journey. Across rolling meadows and soaring viaducts, through river valleys and beneath snow-capped mountains, your adventure begins with a stunning train journey through New Zealand's finest scenery.
In Wellington, your journey continues into the phenomenal World of WearableArt Show, where you'll go beyond your imagination, into a world of breathtaking creativity.
Our World of WearableArt packages provide an unforgettable experience. With travel, WOW Show tickets, and accommodation all taken care of, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show.
A Train Like No Other!
Was well worth taking the WOW Train, lots of amazing scenery, incredible WOW garments, fabulous goody bag. Bucket list trip and would do it again!
2022 WOW Train passenger
WOW Train – back by popular demand
DEPARTS 30 SEPTEMBER 2023
The WOW Train was a sell out in 2022, so be quick to register your interest to be on board!
In addition to everything you’d wish for from the renowned Northern Explorer scenic train journey, this one-time-only service will be full of all things WOW. You’ll be treated to a special VIP welcome, a WOW garment appearance, goody bag for each passenger, plus lots more during your journey to Wellington.
Join us aboard our special Northern Explorer WOW Train for a spectacular escape into the extraordinary World of WearableArt.
Our line-up for 2023
This year, we are offering three unique packages for the World of WearableArt Show that can be customised through our new Travel Centre to add extra nights and return flights.
WOW Short Break
DEPARTING 23 SEP & 7 OCT 2023
Includes Northern Explorer scenic train, 2 nights in Wellington, ‘A Reserve’ WOW Show tickets and a Show Programme.
WOW Extended Break
DEPARTING 2 OCT 2023
Includes Northern Explorer scenic train, 3 nights in Wellington, ‘A Reserve’ WOW Show tickets, WOW Show Programme, and more...
WOW Train Package
DEPARTING 30 SEP 2023
Includes Northern Explorer scenic train with onboard WOW experiences including a VIP style welcome, WOW garment appearance, themed catering, goody bag and more. 2 nights in Wellington, ‘A Reserve’ WOW Show tickets and a Show Programme.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BELOW TO BE AMONG THE FIRST IN LINE WHEN PACKAGES GO ON SALE
2022 WOW Show Highlights Reel
If you’re unfamiliar with World of WearableArt, it has best been described as part Cirque du Soleil, part Broadway play, and part avant-garde couture show – there is nothing else like it on earth.
WOW weaves together spectacular storytelling theatrics with lavish catwalk magic and hypnotic acrobatics. A carefully composed soundtrack provides a gripping backbone as the show flows through a series of themed sections, with extraordinary works of wearable art taking centre stage.
It truly is one of the greatest journeys you will ever experience. Check out the 2022 WOW Show Highlights Reel to discover more.
Escape by rail with our new packages
Leave the bustling city and the rush hour traffic behind, and escape into beautiful New Zealand countryside and beyond with our short breaks and packages