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20-22 July, Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

Council hosted tours

Sunday 20 July 2014

Wow World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum


Experience a visual feast of clever, colourful & artful creativity at Nelson's iconic visitor attraction, the World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum.

See up-close intricate detailing of amazing garments that feature in the WearableArt™ Gallery. Each garment embodies hours of energy, skill and mind bending creativity. With over 60 garments from around the globe on display to wondrous effect, using theatrical lighting, music and movement there will be something new to captivate everyone.

In the adjoining Classic Cars gallery, marvel over approximately 110 beautifully restored and original condition classic cars and motorcycles. The car collection represents years of passionate sourcing from around the world & is one of Australasia's largest private collections.

A Museum staff member will welcome the group & give a small intro to the Museum & collections. Delegates will view Museum at their own pace, with a Museum staff member floating between the galleries available to answer questions & provide additional stories.

At the time of the LGNZ Conference in July, The Wow Museum will also have a new smart phone app available for free to add to the experience.

Allow 90 minutes for Museum viewing. There is a café at the Museum, serving fresh food and great coffee, as well as a Museum shop.

Depart: Rutherford Hotel 10.30am
Return: Rutherford Hotel by 12.30pm
Cost: $35 per person, register via the on-line registration process


Cawthron Aquaculture Park


A national centre of excellence for shellfish aquaculture research, development and production, Cawthron Aquaculture Park is supported by industry and underpinned by scientific research. This world-class facility is home to seafood companies, education and training programmes, and New Zealand's largest mussel and oyster hatchery operations.

Further information about the park may be found on the following websites: www.cawthron.org.nz or www.cawthron.org.nz/aquaculture-park/

Allow 90 minutes for this tour (excl travel time to Glenduan, about 15-20 mins north of Nelson City). Dress casual, though good footwear is essential. There can be a small amount of water around so non-slip, sturdy covered-in shoes are required, and no high heels.

Depart: Rutherford Hotel 10.00am
Return: Rutherford Hotel by 12.30pm
Cost: $35 per person, register via the on-line registration process


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