Join our small group tour to Whanganui with a stop in New Plymouth along the way. The Artists Open Studios are always an enjoyable weekend in this vibrant art city astride the Whanganui River visiting artists and studios, including the opening night. Engage with painters, makers, glass artists and sculptors while we make our way around the town and surrounds.
Per person twin share $1049.00
Per person single room $1399.00
1 night hotel in New Plymouth – King and Queen Hotel
3 nights in Whanganui – Aotea Motor Lodge
Your 12 seater deluxe minibus for the duration
Glen Armstrong as your guide
Dinner in New Plymouth on the first night
Tawhiti Museum Hawera
All things included in the final itinerary – which is subject to change
Meals not included in the itinerary
Flight home from Wanganui
Minimum numbers of 8 people Maximum 10
Prices subject to change
A deposit of $250 is due to hold your place on this tour.
Thursday 15 March – Auckland to New Plymouth
Depart Auckland at 9am, arrive around 3pm
1 nights accommodation at the King and Queen Hotel
Len Lye Centre is open until 5pm – our hotel is across the road.
Dinner is included tonight nearby.
Friday 16 March – Sunday 18 March
Depart for Whanganui via Hawera and the Tawhiti Museum and Waverley
Arriving in Whanganui early afternoon, check in at the Aotea Motor Lodge for three nights.
Tonight enjoy the opening festivities of the Artist Open Studios.
For Saturday and Sunday we will spend our time visiting the Studios in and around Whanganui, the Quartz Museum of Rick Rudd, and the Sarjeant on Quay, and a private studio visit also.
Monday 19 March – Check out and home
This morning we check out – and those that wish to join Glen for the drive home may do so, or we recommend taking the Chatham Air flight back to Auckland (not included – prices start from $99)
*Itinerary subject to change