Behind the Scenes Taonga Maori
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. It will then take you behind the scenes to experience Maori taonga (treasures) close up and provide you with an opportunity to engage with collections staff. The tour ends with some light refreshments and a short time to reflect with your hosts.
Zealandia by Night
ZEALANDIA by Night offers a full 2.5 hours experience of the sanctuary and all the magical sights and sounds that only New Zealand can offer. Explore the valley by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of the endemic species found at ZEALANDIA. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those who only come out at night. Your group may even see some of the 130 little spotted kiwi who call ZEALANDIA home. Gain insights into New Zealand's natural history and the significance within Māori culture. The tour will end with a replenishing cup of hot kawakawa tea (bushman's tea) in the Visitor Centre.
Lord of the Rings
At 8:30am join your guide to commence a full day Rover LOTR Tour around the Wellington region. The morning is spent exploring the city locations on Mount Victoria and the Weta Cave Museum and Workshop Exhibition. After an Orc sized lunch, the afternoon is spent exploring the Hutt Valley. Stops include the River Anduin and Gardens of Isengard. Setting for Rivendell is also visited. Situated in a thousand year old New Zealand Native rainforest, you will see why the Elves chose to live here!
Capital Craft Beer
At 10:00am join your coach to commence a full day Capital Craft Beer Tour. Combining the best tastes of Wellington. Start with a famous Wellington Coffee and perhaps a speciality Soda from the Six Barrel Soda Company on the way to the new Wellington Chocolate Factory to see how they combine the craft beer flavour into their chocolate. The first Brewery is one of Wellington's favorite, Parrot Dog Brewery. With tastings and talks with the brewers see how Parrot Dog has grown along with the Wellington Craft beer scene. Then a bit of lunch at a local cafe ready for an afternoon of exploring the breweries in and around the Wellington region. Breweries visited in the afternoon may change depending on the day and what is available.