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Journeys : Oct Nov 2010
October / November 2010 77 The Centre Stage region of New Zealand offers the very best of an extraordinary land – from arts and culture, Maori heritage and natural wonders, to w ine and food, shopping and rural retreats. Located at the bottom of New Zealand’s North Island, Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and home to the seat of Parliament. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling green hills, Wellington paints a picture of postcard perfection and is a city waiting to be explored Wellington is not just the political capital of New Zealand, it’s also the capital of arts and culture, rich in unique New Zealand heritage and the home of many cultural icons. Choose from ballet to theatre, opera to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, or contemporary art exhibitions at the Wellington City Galler y. Taking pride of place on the waterfront is the spectacular Te Papa Museum, which showcases the countr y’s natural env ironment, Maori culture and colonial histor y. Other popular tourist attractions that have recently received multi-million dollar upgrades include the Car ter Obser vator y, which tells the celestial navigation stories of early Polynesian explorers and provides a dreamlike experience for viewers in its planetar ium. Wellington has a multitude of activities to entertain visitors including Zealandia, just minutes from the central city, a unique eco-attraction where New Zealand’s incredible natural histor y and conservation movement are brought to life in a state-of-the-art indoor exhibition linked to a 225 hectare eco-sanctuary. One of the best ways to see Wellington is on foot. Take an easy stroll, and you’ll find national treasures, artistic f lair, gastronomic delights, eclectic shopping sensations and scenic beauty. Regional Wellington will satisfy all tastes – wine, food, Maori art, shopping, rare native w ildlife, spectacular scener y and a touch of adventure. Wairarapa offers a compelling mi x of award-winning wineries, character accommodation and spectacular untamed coastline rich in Maor i mythology. Cr uise across Cook Strait to Marlborough and discover exquisite restaurants and beautiful vineyards with a range of world- class wines and foods to suit every taste and budget. An organised tour of New Zealand is an ideal way to exper ience Wellington and other beautiful locations in New Zealand. RACT offers a fantastic range of New Zealand coach holidays from 10 to 19 days. Arts, culture, fine dining and breathtaking natural scenery – that’s what Wellington is all about! For more information on your New Zealand luxury coach holiday and a colour brochure contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Discover Wellington . GRAND PACIFIC TOURS LUXURY COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALISTS BONUS OFFERS** New Zealand FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR NEAREST RACT TRAVELWORLD BRANCH ON 1300 368 111 or email@example.com *Prices valid for travel ex HBA/LST and include pre paid taxes from $130, correct at time of print but subject to change and will be confirmed upon final payment. Single supplement available. Price shown is for a cash payment - Credit Card fees of up to 2% will apply. For additional travel arrangements outside this offer service fees may apply. Please ask at time of booking. **Bonus offer includes extra night accommodation pre tour room only when you book on the above tour. Tour Escort is based on a minimum of 12 paying travellers. No other special offers or discounts apply. Lic No. TAS025 13 DAY AVIATION SPECTACULAR Fully Escorted Tour by Mike Pigden Wings Over Wairarapa is firmly established as a must see biennial event on the Australasian aviation calendar. Over 70 aircraft will be displayed during the show providing a spectacular visual account of the history of aviation in New Zealand and around the world. It will feature displays from aircraft never before seen in the country and promises a level of variety and historical significance to wow the most hardened aviation enthusiasts and others alike. Combined with a 13 day tour of New Zealand including deluxe accommodation, multi night stays, a 3 Day Wings over Wairarapa Gold Pass and 30 superb meals this holiday will certainly keep your head in the clouds. Departs: 15 Jan 2011 $4129* SPECIAL INTEREST TOURING FROM PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE Contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch: • BURNIE • ULVERSTONE • DEVONPORT • LAUNCESTON • HOBART • GLENORCHY • ROSNY • KINGSTON
Aug Sep 2010