Experience the Greatest Stages on Earth with our fabulous WOW Weekender package.
Departing 23 September & 7 October 2023
Embarking from Auckland or Hamilton, your glamorous weekend begins in style aboard the Northern Explorer train, travelling through dramatic New Zealand landscapes. In Wellington, your journey continues with premium 'A Reserve' seats to the extraordinary World of WearableArt Show.
Join us on one of the greatest journeys of all time!
- 'A Reserve' tickets to the World of WearableArt (WOW) Show
- One-way scenic journey aboard the incredible Northern Explorer train
- Three luxurious days in stunning Wellington, visiting the city's major attractions
You'll love this break
If you are looking for an absolutely fabulous weekend away to the world-famous World of WearableArt Show, then this is the ticket for you!
Starting with a glamorous journey through the natural wonders of New Zealand aboard our Northern Explorer train, you'll be entertained with spectacular views and refreshments from our licensed onboard café. Arriving in Wellington, the evening will be yours to enjoy the capital's stylish night-life.
After a day exploring the city's many treasures, you will once again transcend the ordinary with premium 'A Reserve' seats at the extraordinary World of WearableArt Show.
- Auckland or Hamilton: Saturday, September 23, 2023
- Auckland or Hamilton: Saturday, October 7, 2023
- One-way train journey aboard the Northern Explorer
- 'A Reserve' WOW Show ticket and Show Programme
- 2-nights accommodation including breakfast
- Arrival transfer
WOW Weekender Itinerary
- Northern Explorer train to Wellington
- Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea aboard the train
- 2 nights accommodation
- Hotel transfer
- 23 September departure includes 'A-Reserve' seats for the Evening WOW Show on 24 September
- 7 October departure includes 'A-Reserve' seats for the Matinée WOW Show on 8 October
- Show Programme
- Hotel accommodation
- Return travel is not included in the package price.
Journey beyond ordinary
Soak up endless views on your way to Wellington by train, travelling through the heart of the North Island and across the stunning volcanic plateau aboard the Northern Explorer.
Along the way, you’ll encounter spectacular railway engineering feats like the Raurimu spiral and the breathtaking Hapuawhenua Viaduct. Glide through rolling green farmland, past quaint country towns and along rocky coasts. Traverse the magnificent Tongariro National Park, where three spectacular volcanic mountains—Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu—dominate the horizon. From the desert plains of Rangipo, descend into a vibrant world of green, where the stunning white cliffs of the Rangitikei River gorge winds alongside the railway.
Then, as evening descends, you'll arrive in Wellington relaxed and ready to enjoy the city's international cuisine and sparkling night-life.
Explore the sparkling capital
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, head out to enjoy all that Wellington has to offer.
Indulge in some retail therapy on Lambton Quay and Cuba Street, learn about everything New Zealand at Te Papa Museum, or spend some quality time with rare and endangered native wildlife at Zealandia Eco-sanctuary.
Finding lunch will not be a problem, with hundreds of bars, wine bars, cafés, and restaurants scattered throughout this quaint little city, which can easily be navigated on foot.
Make sure to explore the WOW merchandise mementos under the sails at the WOW Hub between 10am – 4pm or from 90 minutes before your performance.
This evening is the World of WearableArt (WOW) Show. We recommend arriving up to an hour before the show commences to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. What a memorable evening this will be!
World of WearableArt Show
As afternoon and evening falls, the curtain will rise on New Zealand's single largest theatre production—and you'll be sitting in premium 'A-Reserve' seats to enjoy the spectacle.
Described as part Cirque du Soleil, part Broadway play, and part avant-garde couture show, the World of WearableArt Show is like nothing else on earth. Every night the stage comes alive with incredible works of wearable art, dancers, aerialists, captivating music, and moments that will take your breath away.
With the TSB Arena located conveniently at the heart of Wellington's waterfront, there is no shortage of places to go for refreshments before and after the show if you want to continue into the night.
Relax in Wellington
Start Day 3 with a relaxing breakfast in your hotel. Then, after checking out of your hotel, the day is yours to explore the capital's many charms and gems at your pleasure.
Ascend the Kelburn hills aboard the iconic Wellington Cable Car, stroll through the heavenly Wellington Botanic Garden, enjoy tea in the Rose Garden, learn about the city in the Wellington Museum, be immersed in local art at the City Gallery at the heart of the Civic Square, then head for lunch and shopping on Cuba Street.
Return train travel to Auckland or Hamilton can be organised through our Travel Centre when you book your package.
Alternatively, if time is not on your side, you can arrange flights back to Auckland or Hamilton separately.
Journey Beyond Ordinary
Your extraordinary escape starts in relaxing style, with morning tea served while you glide through the rolling green pastures of Waikato, followed by a spiralling ascent onto the Volcanic Plateau.
Soon the soaring peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongaririo, and Ruapehu will dominate the horizon, while a series of stunning viaducts provide astonishing views.
A steady descent provides yet more astounding moments, winding around white cliffs of the Rangitikei River gorge. As the sun descends, the Kapiti Coast will be the final stage before rolling into Wellington.
Experience the magic of WOW!
The highlight of your WOW Weekender will be taking your premium 'A Reserve' seat at the World of WearableArt Show. 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. Watch the 2022 WOW Show Highlights Reel to get a feel for the drama and excitement ahead!
Discover the 'coolest little capital in the world' by exploring the city's many gems:
Indulge in a glamorous stay
A glamorous day deserves a glamorous stay, and we have included some of Wellington's finest hotels in our WOW Weekender pricing.
From the finest five-star accommodation at the heart of the city to stylish four-star hotels surrounding the harbour, if it's a weekend of pampering and indulgence you are looking for, then look no more!
Choose from a range of pricing based on your preferred accommodation. We will confirm your booking and provide final pricing before we take payment.
Reserve your place today!
Reserve your seats for the Greatest Stages on Earth now!
Simply complete our online booking form, and we'll create your reservations and contact you for payment.