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New Plymouth and Whanganui ‘Open Studios’ 2021


Due to Covid-19 our 2020 version has been cancelled and we are now planning to run the below programme in 2021.


In late March 2021 we will spend 5 nights travelling from Auckland via New Plymouth to Whanganui. In New Plymouth we will visit the Len Lye Centre and Govett Brewster Gallery, a local garden, meet an artist, enjoy some great food, before arriving for a weekend of art and culture in Whanganui. Here we spend the weekend discovering the regions “Open Studios”. Visiting artists and studios, engaging with painters, makers, glass artists and sculptors. Always a fun weekend.

Minimum numbers and terms and conditions apply.

 Suggested Itinerary

Day 1. Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Depart Auckland by bus, or opt to fly down, to New Plymouth.

Overnight New Plymouth

Day 2. Thursday, 25 March 2021

Spend the day discovering New Plymouth cultural offerings today.

Overnight New Plymouth

Day 3.  Friday, 26 March 2021

We head to Whanganui today via Opunake, Hawera and Waverley.

Overnight Whanganui

Day 4 & 5   Saturday and Sunday, 27 & 28 March 2021

We spend two full days in and around Whanganui visiting open studios, catching up with friends and catching the updated collection at the Quartz Museum and enjoy a farewell group meal.

Overnight Whanganui

Day 6.  Monday, 29 March 2021

We drop you at the airport this morning for the flight back to Auckland. 

Need to know

Costs based on 2020 – and likely to change.

Please budget $1649 per person twin share for 5 nights. A single supplement of $540 applies.

This includes:

2 nights in New Plymouth
3 nights in Whanganui

Your 12 seater deluxe minibus for the duration

Your tour guide and driver

All gallery, museum and private visits included in the itinerary

Not Included:

Meals not included in the itinerary
Flights  to and from Wellington/Whanganui

Minimum numbers of 8 people Maximum 10

Prices subject to change

 A deposit of $500 will hold your place on this tour. Full payment will be 30 January 2021.

 *Itinerary and prices subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to refunds, payments and cancellations. Please ask us for detail.


Whanganui Open Studio

 Quartz Museum

City Gallery 

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Our standard terms and conditions apply – and Post Covid terms are due to be added