Visa Wellington On a Plate

We are very excited to be the Official Ferry Partner of Visa Wellington On a Plate. Organised by the Wellington Culinary Events Trust (WCET), this iconic event celebrates local producers, chefs, brewers, distillers, and eateries.

Interislander Official Ferry Partner of Visa Wellington On a Plate 2021

Your Official Visa WOAP Ferry Partner

From small beginnings, Visa Wellington On a Plate has grown into one of New Zealand's largest and tastiest events with something for everyone.

Each year, we see the excitement of Visa Wellington On a Plate bubbling on the streets of Wellington and beyond. Visa WOAP not only helps local Wellington hospitality businesses by attracting people from far and wide, but it also raises awareness of Wellington as a cultural centre filled with creativity. For these reasons, we are proud to jump aboard as Official Ferry Partner and help ferry people to the streets of Wellington!

We are also very excited to be joining the festivities with culinary treats and events aboard our Cook Strait ferries. So watch this space!


Shepherd Eliot and the Shepherd Chefs aboard Interislander

Welcome aboard, Shepherd!
Our Harbour Cruise partner

Located in the heart of Te Aro, in Hannah’s Laneway, Shepherd offers exceptional fun dining, made with the freshest and most ethical ingredients, matched with a thoughtful and focused beverage selection to provide an outstanding experience for any lover of great eating.



Head chef and owner, Shepherd Elliot, and his crew are known for pushing the boat out to create outstanding Visa Wellington On a Plate events. This makes them an outstanding choice for partnering in our Interislander Visa WOAP event.

For one night only, our "Shepherd at Sea" fine-dining cruise promises to be one of the stand-out events in 2021's Visa Wellington On a Plate festival.



Garage Project presents
Burger Wellington

Visa Wellington On a Plate Burger Wellington aboard Interislander

Wellington's annual Burger Festival

13 - 31 August 2021

Alongside the extravagant Visa Wellington On a Plate dining events, Garage Project presents Burger Wellington - an equally extravagant celebration of the humble burger. 

 A little more accessible than the Dine Wellington events for both restauranteurs and diners alike, bars and restaurants all over Wellington compete to be crowned Garage Project presents Burger Wellington champion!

With hundreds of artistic and wildly flavoured burgers on offer, burger fans work their way around Wellington's wonderful eateries ticking off the wackiest and tastiest burgers they can find. The burger fest takes place over two weeks, and diners vote on their favourites. 

In 2021, Garage Project presents Burger Wellington will take place from 13 - 31 August.

Check out the choices in advance by visiting the Visa WOAP website.


Chef Damien plates up Interislander's Burger Wellington entry

Down the Hatch
Our Burger Wellington 2021 entry

As Visa Wellington On a Plate's Official Ferry Partner, we've gone the extra nautical mile and created our own special entry into the Garage Project presents Burger Wellington competition.

The Interislander Down the Hatch burger blends local ingredients with a nautical twist. Juicy Wairarapa beef, spicy tomato relish, gherkin mayo, smoked aged cheddar, nestled in a brioche bun, accompanied by curly fries with a sprinkle of Shepherd umami seasoning to marry the flavours of land and sea.

Down the Hatch will be available aboard all Interislander ferries between 13 - 31 August 2021. So come aboard and get a taste of Burger Wellington.

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