Journey to WOW®

Leaving Picton your cruise through the stunning Marlborough Sounds, this sensational scenic journey will take you to Wellington, where you'll enjoy a Premium seat at the World of WearableArt® Awards Show

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From $707* per person return

*return travel on Interislander, 2 nights' accommodation at Oaks Hotel, share twin, including a Premium seat for the 2021 World of WearableArt® Awards Show (show date, accommodation options available below)

Recline in your seat and enjoy front-row views of the Greatest Stages on Earth as we take you on a journey like no other.

Leaving Picton, you'll sail through the majestic Marlborough Sounds as your journey begins aboard our Interislander ferry. Standing on the outside deck you'll be able to admire the hills of Marlborough as we sail through the Sounds and over the mighty waters of Cook Strait while enjoying the range of food and beverages on offer in our Plus Lounge. Step ashore in our sparkling capital city of Wellington, and enter the magical World of WearableArt®.

This is a journey beyond your imagination, where you'll be thrilled by natural beauty and magical theatre in equal measure. Travelling from Picton to Wellington on our Interislander ferry including access to the Plus Lounge onboard, with a four-star hotel (other options available), and Premium seats for the World of WearableArt® Awards Show, this package offers all the elements of a premium experience.

 

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World of WearableArt® Awards Show 2021


The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Show is New Zealand’s single largest theatrical production.

Uniquely inspiring and creative, the critically acclaimed World of WearableArt® Awards Show fuses together world-class dance and theatrical performance, stirring music that takes you through a magical soundscape, visual projections and larger than life backdrops. Described by Coveteur as 'part Cirque du Soleil, part Broadway play, and part avant-garde couture show', you will be captivated the moment you step through the door.

This year, expect to journey through a world inspired by the Elizabethan Era, find yourself mesmerised as the stage explodes in a visual symphony of colour in the Monochromatic world, and be amazed as we see the human body used as an architectural canvas in the Architecture Section.

You’ll venture beyond your wildest imagination and discover the unorthodox, radical and experimental world of Avant-garde, the boundaryless Open section and the world of Aotearoa that celebrates who we are as people and what makes us proud to be New Zealanders. This year, escape to another world and lose yourself in the breath taking creativity of the 2021 WOW Show.

So, book your World of WearableArt Awards Show package with us now, and lose yourself in the unmissable 2021 Show.

  

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Leaving the Tory Channel aboard the Interislander ferry

 

Interislander


Enjoy the picturesque seaside town of Picton, before stepping aboard our Interislander ferry and taking your seat in our Plus Lounge, where you'll be served complimentary food and drink while you cruise to Wellington. Internationally recognised as one of the most beautiful ferries journeys in the world, the meandering route that heads north, east, south and west, produces a wild mixture of New Zealand's celebrated scenery. 

Considered by many as a highlight of New Zealand, the Interislander journey begins by sailing up the broad Queen Charlotte Sound and into the famously fjordlike Tory Channel. With no roads and barely a handful of homes dotting the shoreline, there are few places that feel further from civilisation than this.

Squeezing through narrow Tory Channel entrance and onto the Cook Strait, your journey continues by crossing the meeting point of two seas - the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. With the South Island disappearing behind you, this rugged and exposed stretch of water brings the sensation of sailing on the open sea, even though you are surrounded by land. Looking west, you'll see the serene expanse of Cloudy Bay and the Wairau Valley with the Kaikoura Mountains rising imperiously above. Looking east, you'll see the untamed coastline of Terawhiti, as rough and wild as it was when the first intrepid explorers arrived.

Two lighthouses on Pencarrow Head will then guide you into Wellington Harbour. As you curve around the Miramar Peninsula, the city skyline will slowly reveal itself. Soon it will be time to step ashore in our sparkling capital city of Wellington, where your journey will continue at the World of WearableArt Awards Show.

 

Simply packaged...


We have created four prepackaged Premium World of WearableArt Awards Show bundles.

Each bundle is for two people and includes Premium seats for the World of WearableArts Awards Show, one WOW Souvenir Programme, a choice of hotels, and an Interislander Picton to Wellington fare (can be done in reverse order).

02-04 October 2021 2 nights (additional nights can be added) Return journey on Interislander (with Plus Lounge) 
06-08 October 2021 2 nights (additional nights can be added) Return journey on Interislander (with Plus Lounge) 
11-13 October 2021 2 nights (additional nights can be added) Return journey on Interislander (with Plus Lounge) 
16-18 October 2021 2 nights (additional nights can be added) Return journey on Interislander (with Plus Lounge) 

 

Upgrade to the Stageside Experience*

* additional charges apply


Garment credit: Gemini the Twins, Dawn Mostow & Ben Gould, United States

Available only for the performances on Sunday 3 and 17 October 2021.

The perfect way to treat yourself to an extraordinary WOW experience in 2021!

To make your 2021 WOW Awards Show experience even more extraordinary why not indulge in the new Stageside Experience? The Stageside Experience offers exclusive table seating for you and your friends right up close to the action of the Show. Your experience includes:

  • Meet and greet by a member of the Front of House team
  • Early entry to the venue so you can avoid the crowds
  • Intimate stageside seating for up to 10 people at one table
  • The opportunity to select your specific seats at the table
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival
  • A pre-Show tasting platter created by renowned caterer Sarah Searancke
  • A 2021 WOW Souvenir Programme

 

Your Premium seats for the Show will be located in Block 8 tiered/upstairs as indicated below.

The Stageside Experience seats are located at tables 10 and 11 as indicated below.

 

Design your own experience...


We want your experience to fit you perfectly, so why not contact us to customise your package. 

Make it suit you by adding hotels, activities, extra nights and flights, before or after experiencing the World of WearableArt Awards Show. 

Tailor it by staying two, three, four, or more, nights in our stunning capital city, Wellington. 

Go behind the scenes by booking additional activities, such as a Weta Workshop Tour and Parliament Tour.  

See the options below and then either call us or use the online booking system to make an enquiry. 

 

Choose your heavenly stay


Choose one of these incredible Wellington hotels as part of your Premium WOW Experience:

 

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QT Wellington

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Rydges Wellington

4.5-Star | Relax in style at Wellington's biggest hotel with its stunning Portlander Bar & Grill
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Oaks Wellington Hotel

4-Star | Providing modern accommodation in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment precinct.
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Discover the theatre of Wellington


Make more of you time in Wellington by adding some of these amazing experiences to your stay:

 

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Weta Workshops Tour

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Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary

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Te Papa Museum

FREE: Discover New Zealand's nature, history, culture, politics, art and geology all in one incredible museum
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Somes Matiu Island

Charges Apply: Ride across the harbour for an afternoon exploring this enigmatic uninhabited Island
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Explore Wellington's highlights and hotspots...


Don't forget to explore these favourite hotspots and famous sights whilst in Wellington:

 

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Te Papa Museum

FREE: Discover New Zealand's nature, history, culture, politics, art and geology all in one incredible museum
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Parliament Tour

FREE | No visit to the capital is complete without a visit to Wellington's iconic "Beehive"
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Somes Matiu Island

Charges Apply: Ride across the harbour for an afternoon exploring this enigmatic uninhabited Island
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Add a Picton hotel before or after


Want to explore Picton before or after your journey to World of WearableArt Awards Show experience? Simply add one of the fantastic Picton hotels:

 


What's included:

  • Interislander from Picton to Wellington
  • Entry to Interislander plus lounge
  • Two nights' accommodation 
  • breakfast (oaks hotel)
  • Return transfers between the ferry terminal and your hotel
  • PREMIUM TICKET TO WOW SHOW (INCLUDING WOW SOUVENIR PROGRAMME)
  • Interislander from wellington to picton
  • Entry to Interislander plus lounge

 

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