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5 DAY WHANGANUI VINTAGE FESTIVAL

Christchurch - Picton - Wellington - Wanganui - Palmerston North

Our tour will begin at the Christchurch Railway Station where you will board the Coastal Pacific train for a spectacular train journey up the coast of the South Island. The Coastal Pacific journey between Christchurch and Picton is one of the most astonishingly beautiful Stretches of Rail in New Zealand. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we make our way to Picton and cross the Cook Straight on the Interislander Ferry to Wellington.

Experience a magnificent welcome to Whanganui on the Paddle Steamer Waimarie Jazz Cruise, listening to the Andrew London Trio’s great jazz tunes. Attend the Vintage Car Club Wheels on Victoria, where you can view a car parade and witness the mighty sight of over 200 classic cars, hot rods and vintage cars filling Whanganui’s main street. Visit the retro market, a Vintage Fair and street carnival running all day with many entertaining acts and performances.

High tea at Bushy Park Homestead, a truly unique Edwardian Homestead will capitivate you. Set within beautifully manicured gardens, 245 hectares of natural rainforest and m

Highlights:

• Coastal Pacific Train journey up the coast of the South Island
• Interislander Ferry
• Southward Car Museum
• Waimarie Riverboat Jazz Cruise
• Bushy Park High Tea
• Vintage Tram ride
• Car parade of over 200 classic cars, hot rods and vintage cars
• Retro market, a vintage fair and street carnival

Inclusions:

• Coastal Pacific Train
• Interislander Ferry
• Four nights accommodation including Breakfast Daily (B)
• Modern air conditioned vehicle as per Itinerary outline
• Entrance fee — Southward Car Museum
• Waimarie Riverboat Jazz Cruise
• Bushy Park High Tea
• Vintage Tram ride
• Airport Transfer in Palmerston North
• Meals as stated in itinerary

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
• Domestic Air Fares, Additional /Optional Tour Costs,
• Hotel Mini Bar, other Sightseeing/Meals not stated in Itinerary.

Price:

$1840.00 Per Person on a Share Twin Basis
Single Supplement: Additional $490.00 per person
Valid for departure on 21 January 2021

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
Domestic Air Fares, Additional /Optional Tour Costs,
Hotel Mini Bar, other Sightseeing/Meals not stated in
Itinerary.

Payment:
A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 45 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking.

Itineraries are correct when initially published, however are subject to change due to circumstances outside our control. Flights are the responsibility of the passenger and Inspired New Zealand Tours takes no responsibility for costs involved for any changes to flights that might be required due to necessary amendments in itineraries.

Cancellations:
If you cancel between 21 and 45 days prior to your travel date 30% of your tour cost will be charged.
If you cancel between 8 and 20 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 50% of your tour cost.
Cancellations within 7 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
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Itinerary:

Day 1 (Thu 21 January 2021) Christchurch to Wellington D

This morning you tour will begin at the Christchurch Railway Station where you will board the Coastal
Pacific train for a spectacular train journey up the coast of the South Island. With the sea stretching to
the horizon in the east and the Kaikoura mountains stretching to the sky in the west, the Coastal Pacific
journey between Christchurch and Picton is one of the most astonishingly beautiful Stretches of Rail in
New Zealand. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as we make our way to Picton and cross the Cook
Straight on the Interislander Ferry to Wellington. On arrival in Wellington you will be picked up from the
Ferry Terminal and transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the property prior to dinner
at the hotel this evening.
Hotel: Copthorne Oriental Bay, Wellington

Day 2 (Fri 22 January 2021) Wellington to Whanganui via Paraparaumu B,D

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we depart Wellington and head for Whanganui for the Vintage
Weekend. We will travel to the Southward Car Museum Car in Paraparaumu where we will stop for
lunch (at own expense) and great views out to Kapiti Island on a clear day. From here we continue
through to Whanganui to enjoy a fabulous festive weekend. We arrive into Whanganui mid-afternoon
and check into our accommodation before heading to the Riverboat Centre on Taupo Quay for Paddle
Steamer Waimarie Jazz Cruise. Listen to the highly regarded Andrew London Trio’s great jazz tunes
with complimentary glass of bubbles, finger food and a fully licenced cash bar available experience a
magnificent welcome to Whanganui.
Hotel: Kingsgate The Avenue, Whanganui

Day 3 (Sat 23 January 2021) Day at Leisure B,D

Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel before heading out to spend a great day at the vintage festival.
There are a myriad of events taking place that you can view, such as: The Vintage Car Club Wheels on
Victoria where you can view a car parade and witness the mighty sight of over 200 classic cars, hot rods
and vintage cars filling Whanganui’s main street, departing from Victoria Ave from 10am. There’s also a
retro market running until 2pm, a Vintage Fair from 10am-2pm ($2 entry), a street carnival running all
day from 10am in downtown Victoria Ave with many entertaining acts and performances. Lunch today
will be at your own expense at any of the many options on offer. After an action-packed day, return to
your hotel this evening for dinner and to share your experiences of the day with your travelling
companions.
Hotel: Kingsgate The Avenue, Whanganui

Day 4 (Sun 24 January 2021) Whanganui Festival Day B,D

After a leisurely breakfast you head to Bushy Park Homestead where you can walk through the forest
and visitor centre and finish with high tea in the Edwardian Homestead or balcony. Bushy Park Homestead is a truly unique Edwardian Homestead, set within beautifully cared-for grounds that include
manicured gardens, 245 hectares of natural rainforest with meandering bushwalks, and a predator-free
native bird sanctuary. Recently featured on the popular television series "Country Calendar", the forest
is home to the largest Rata tree in the North Island "Ratanui" (Big Rata) which is estimated to be
between 500 and 1000 years old. Originally built in 1906, the homestead is a Category One heritage
building registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Superbly maintained, the homestead
has retained all the charm of yesteryear and offers its guests a chance to step back in time and
experience the olde-worlde ambience of the historic homestead. After your high tea we return to town
where you can choose to return to the hotel or enjoy any of the many activities on in town. Return to
your hotel to relax for the evening along with your farewell dinner.
Stay: Kingsgate The Avenue, Whanganui

Day 5 (Mon 25 January 2021) Whanganui to Palmerston North B

This morning experience travel from yesteryear on a beautifully restored 1912 Vintage Tram. In the
Tram Shed, see the restoration in pictures and the Brisbane Tram, used by Peter Jackson in the remake
of the King Kong movie. Following this we head by coach to Palmerston North for your onward flight
home (at own expense).

Departures:

21 January 2021

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