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03 - 07 Nov 2022



Christmas Shopping Expedition

Come join Girls on the Road Again’s end of year Christmas shopping expedition as we are heading to the ultimate kitchen, homeware, gift, wineries and pantry stockists across Wellington, Greytown, Martinborough and Wellington.

We start and finish this shopping expedition in Wellington. On Thursday afternoon we’re heading to a very gorgeous gift and homeware store – What’s on Willis. Then the next day, we off to Greytown and Martinborough which host some amazing kitchen, homeware, lingerie, handmade sweet and gift shops (even a gorgeous bicycle shop), must say though, our favourite is Mango interiors where Shane and the team will help you with your purchase decisions. This is the expedition to bring your Santa’s shopping list and buy up large – items that you can’t take home, the retailers will ship to you. Over these four days, don’t worry, our mini-bus will be able to fit all your purchases, but most of the places we visit will ship back home for you.

We haven’t forgotten about your Christmas bubbles and wines as we’ll be enjoying a wine tasting session and winery visits – have all your cartons of wine shipped home 🥂

On our last day, it’s time for you to shop for all your pantry items in Wellington and we couldn’t go past Moore Wilsons who have been operating in Wellington as general merchants since 1918 – here you can stock up and buy a giant parmesan wheel plus lots of other cheeses and all the ingredients for your Christmas day feast.  Don’t forget your pet as across the road is Smack Bang pet store. More gift shops are close by – Citta, Orient Homeware & Gifts plus Shut the Front Door an amazing homeware shop.

These five days are fully inclusive of your meals, wines, beautiful share twin room accommodation (single room available at extra cost) and mini-bus transport.

Day 1

  • Plan to arrive at QT Museum Hotel at 2.00pm where we’ll have a glass of bubbles to start this awesomely fun expedition
  • We’re picked up at 3.00pm and transferred to What’s on Willis for a private shopping experience – here we get to meet some of the amazing ladies who make the items on sale. Enjoy a glass of wine and cheese platter while we shop and afterwards we are transferred back to our hotel
  • Enjoy a beautiful 3 course dinner tonight at Hippopotomus with wine matching
  • Accommodation overnight at QT Museum Hotel

Day 2 – Day 4

  • After breakfast, we head away about 9.00am
  • Shopping in Martinborough – some amazing kitchen, gift and homewares shops plus a gruesomely tasty sweet shop
  • Shopping in Greytown with personal, closed shop shopping experiences; fashion styling, book store
  • Christmas wreath making class, experience a personal tour and visit an apiary, plus so much more – there are so many food experiences
  • Lunch at a Martinborough winery – chance to stock up for Christmas 
  • Wine tasting at Ata Rangi – another opportunity to stock up for Christmas 
  • Three course dinners with bubbles & wines
  • More bubbles & nibbles back at our accommodation
  • Accommodation overnight at Martinborough in two houses side by side

Day 5

  • After breakfast head away around 8.30am 
  • Moore Wilson for pantry shopping
  • Other shops on the same little road include: Smack Bang pet store, Shut the Front Door home goods, Orient Homeware & Gifts, Citta, and Nood plus a few more
  • Lunch at Bao Bot which also has a lovely selection of homewares
  • Head to airport to be there at 5.00pm’ish – plan your return flight home to be after 6.30pm.

Booking Terms & Condition – click here

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$500 Deposit - Christmas Shopping Expedition (sharing a room with 2 beds)
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$300 - I want my own room for the 3 nights at Martinborough
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$100 - I want my own room for the night at QT Museum
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