Discovery Day Trip: Harbours, Heritage and a Hub
Kāpiti to North of Wellington
Pātaka: art gallery, museum, Japanese garden and gift store
There's not far to travel on this Discovery Day Trip to enjoy beautiful landscapes and appreciate local arts and culture.
Our first stop will be for sea-side morning tea refreshments at Dolly Varden Beach on the Pauatahanui inlet.
Then on to Pātaka in Porirua where you can take your pick of visiting the excellent heritage exhibition about Ngāti Toa Rangatira, or an exhibition showcasing the work of Paremata artist Grant Sheehan.
Common Ground in Johnsonville will host us for lunch - the cafe is housed in the new Waitohi Community Hub. While here, check out the gorgeous new library (now the largest library in Wellington).
In the afternoon we'll take a scenic country drive through Ohariu Valley and on the way home we'll stop for a visit (and a walk if it takes your fancy) at Aotea Lagoon.
Cost: $85 per person (incl GST).
This includes transport, morning tea and all activities. Please note that lunch is not included in the price.
Pick up points: Waikanae Railway Station, Paraparaumu Railway Station, Paekakariki Village, Plimmerton Village, Pukerua Bay, and selected Retirement Villages. PIck up is between 9.00 and 9.45 depending on the location.
Drop off: at the same locations between 3.00 and 4.00 pm.
Accessibility: The trip is taken in a comfortable 12-seater mini-bus which is not wheel-chair accessible. Assistance is offered for mounting and dismounting the vehicle. Walking frames can be safely stowed in transit.
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