Wellington to Boot – plan your incentive when there is something major on or create amazing yourself
- Wellington on a Plate (August annually)
- Wellington Beervana (August annually)
- World of Wearable Art (September annually)
- Spring Festival (September annually)
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. What is cool about this is you can do a day trip to the South Island and in certain parts you can see it.
A compact city, not only can you walk it but it is just gorgeous. Filled with museums, galleries, nature reserves and with a vibrant street culture, Wellington is an easily navigated and affordable destination. You can really do luxury in this destination due to the quality of the food wine and accommodation.
If you had a day off from your conference or chose to stay on these are our recommendations.
Get your bearings and soak up the energetic vibe by taking in the panoramic views from Mount Victoria Lookout, people watching in the city’s bohemian Cuba Quarter, or relaxing with a gelato on the city’s stunning waterfront.
Film fans also won’t want to miss discovering Weta’s world famous movie-making magic with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the imagination and artistry behind some of the world’s most spectacular movies with a Weta Cave Workshop Tour.
One of the world’s great food cities, Wellington is said to have more bars and restaurants per capita than New York City. Taste your way around the city with a Zest Food Tour or sample some of the world’s finest craft beer and coffee.
As well as offering New Zealand’s ultimate urban experience, Wellington is a city where you can encounter some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary native wildlife. Be sure to visit the picturesque sanctuary, Zealandia, and wander the trails around the protected green belt that surrounds the city
If you are planning an incentive to Wellington this is the itinerary we would follow.
Arrive check into your hotel and soak up a little luxury have a night in to get used to the ever so slight time difference. If you choose Sofitel or Grand Mercure the dining is exceptional so stay in for the night.
If you have a business component to your incentive hold it over Breakfast in the hotel and then get out to experience this creative city.
WETA Workshopdoes some amazing bespoke activities that will really get the creative juices flowing and you can afford to spend four hours there so combine it with Lunch. Guest speakers are available to make it really bespoke.
On the same vein head into TePapa and see the extraordinary works of Art
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is Australasia’s most-visited museum for a reason, Te Papa is host to a variety of thought-provoking and informative exhibitions, from the extraordinary combined effort of Weta Workshop and Te Papa to create Gallipoli: The scale of our war, to stories rich in Maori history and some of New Zealand’s most significant artwork housed in Toi Art.
And then enjoy dinner at one of many Restaurants at the moment we are recommending Ortega – Seafood Restaurant it is sublime. But check the date of this blog, things do change so call us if you need some advice. 0466547324 (Jakki) or let us know if you are interested in a familiarisation trip should you be planning a specific event.
The passage across Cook Strait and through the Marlborough Sounds is one of the most scenic trips in the world. Charter your own vessel the trip linking New Zealand’s North and South islands takes just over 3 hours. Highlights along the way include the Red Rocks seal colony, Tory Channel, Cook’s Lookout and the beautiful coves of the Sounds.
The picturesque seaside town of Picton is the South Island marina base. It’s also the gateway to the marine, forest and island attractions of the Marlborough Sounds. Museums quaint dining and wonderful wines will keep you entertained while you’re here. If you have extra time, you might like to arrange a guided cycle of the famous Queen Charlotte Track.
However time is spent in Wellington during your business event you will be back.