Inter City Travel Club Hawke’s Bay 820 Omahu Road, Hastings 4120

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Inter City Travel Club Hawke’s Bay

820 Omahu Road, Hastings 4120

Telephone HBN 870-8740
WBL Bus & Coach

Waipawa Buses Limited,

Director: Don Richards, Telephone (06) 857-8718



Itinerary #66 in 2011

No 890 Day trip Shawn the Prawn Thursday 23rd June $90.00
No 891 Day Trip Shortest Mystery Tuesday 5th July $80.00
No 892 Show Walking with Dinosaurs 9th -10th July $395.00

in Addition” Overland train journey ex Feilding to Auckland - optional xtra $180.00

No 893 Day trip Fish & Click Thursday 4th August $75.00
No 894 Day Trip Daffodil Express Thursday 1st September $85.00

No 895 Overnight Cirque du Soleil 3rd-4th September $365.00

No 900 Show WOW by day Saturday 10th September $295.00
No 896 Day Trip Porangahau Fair Sunday 25th September $85.00
No 897 Overnight Gisborne Garden Festival 5th-6th November $325.00
No 898
Day trip Maraekakaho Garden Trail Saturday 12th November $70.00
No 899
Cruise Sounds Discovery Cruise 10th-12th March 2012
Overseas Tour Adelaide Gem March-April 2012

There are no strangers in this club only friends you have not yet met


For bookings ring the Hastings office

870-8740 after 8.30am

Just a friendly reminder:.

For any of our away from home trips, I would like to remind you how important it is that your luggage is labelled. We do try very hard to streamline transferring your luggage from coach to drop off buses, or in to accommodation.

News Bulletin

We are always preparing for future events. This often includes purchasing tickets very early on for events that may not be until six to nine months later.

As a coordinator this makes my job extremely difficult, as we have to ask you as our client for deposits so early on. It is important to book and pay these deposits otherwise I will assume you are not interested. These events are announced with very little or no notice so we can’t get the information to you in time to purchase, book and organise a trip. If there are any events that are not on this brochure that you may be interested in please let us know and we will follow the information up.

As you know, in the event you can not make the trip we always endeavour to on sell your ticket. Generally we are very successful but we cannot guarantee it. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this please ring Meg at the Hastings office of WBL Bus & Coach 870-8740

Day Trip #T890 – Thursday 23rd June

Shawn the Prawn - $90.00

A trip to Taupo mid winter is such a good choice. After collecting you this morning we visit the prawn farm where we are given a guided tour of this extensive operation. Then onto the Taupo RSA for a hot lunch before returning you to your doors later in the afternoon.

The cost of this day trip includes pickups and drop offs, smoko, lunch entrance fees plus coach travel.

Day Trip#T891 – Tuesday 5th July

Shortest Mystery - $80.00

It is now past the shortest day of the year, so doesn’t that mean this will be the shortest Mystery trip?

The cost of this day trip includes pick ups and drop offs, entrance fees, lunch and coach travel.

Overnight Show #T892– Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th July

Walking with Dinosaurs - $395.00

After 65 million years they’re back!

After years of planning, the award-winning BBC TV series, Walking with Dinosaurs comes to life in a stunning theatrical event.

Internationally renowned designers have worked with scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus-rex! Be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes.

It’s a dazzling $20,000,000 arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really have returned!

Life- like creatures walking the walk in the Vector arena. This show is spectacular and a must see. A great chance to take a friend or family member as this is the weekend and only overnight.

Day 1 Saturday

After collecting you today we travel through to Auckland stopping at a suitable place for smoko and lunch. Onto Auckland where we book in to our accommodation. Dinner is in the restaurant this evening.

Day 2 Sunday.

This morning breakfast is at the hotel and we then travel to Vector arena where we are booked for the 11am performance. Once the show is finished we transfer to the coach and travel back to Hawke’s Bay. A late lunch stop on the way (own choice) before arriving back in Hawke’s Bay about 9pm.

The cost of this trip includes pickups and drop offs, smoko, dinner, Show tickets, Accommodation on a twin share basis, breakfast, plus coach



Optional extra with the Dinosaur trip.

I have had frequent calls asking for the Overland Train Trip .

Here is an opportunity.

Our coach will take you to Feilding in time to catch the overland train to Auckland A WBL coach (already in Auckland) will collect you at the train station and transfer you to the accommodation. Dinner will be in the restaurant with the other travel club members. Sunday enjoy the Walking with Dinosaurs production, before the coach returns you to Hawke’s Bay. The cost for this is an additional $180.00.

Day Trip #T893 – Thursday 4th August

Fish & Click - $75.00

Jan in our office has discovered a couple of new ventures in and around Hawke’s Bay.

After collecting you from your doors this morning we travel to Fish & Game at Meeanee. This is a purpose built breeding ground for fish and game. We are given an informative talk before we look around and feed the fish. Our morning tea will be here at the park on the veranda. We travel onto the Filter Room where lunch will be served. Then out to Te Awanga to the Living Image Camera Museum. Colin is our host and he will give a talk and show us famous cameras he has on display followed by a movie from yesteryear. We deliver you back to your doors.

The cost of this day includes pickups and drop offs, smoko, lunch and entrance fees plus coach travel. .
Day Trip #T894– Thursday 1st September

Daffodil Express- $85.00

They are my favourite flowers! (my birthday is always around daffodil time). Today we collect you from your doors and head south to “Taniwha”. The Mabin family have hundreds and hundreds of different daffodil varieties. The bulbs in full bloom are a sight to see. We can pick a bunch for a small fee which goes to charity. Lunch today will be at the Waipukurau RSA before we return you to your doors.

The cost of this day trip includes pickups and drop offs, lunch, & smoko, entrance fees plus coach travel.

Overnight / Show #T895 – Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September

Cirque Saltimbanco- $365.00

Saltimbanco -from the Italian "saltare in banco", which literally means "to jump on a bench".

Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the show's eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.

In conjunction with Fun, Friendly and Affordable, we are invited to this performance of Cirque du Soleil, “SALTIMBANCO”

Pick ups will be WBL Hastings, Taradale RSA, Napier Airport. Onto Auckland. The group are staying at the Waipuna Hotel with an early dinner in their restaurant. The coach will then transfer you to the Vector Arena. (Note there is no BIG TOP for this performance)

Sunday after breakfast we journey back to Hawke’s Bay.

The cost of this overnight trip includes, Tickets to the show, dinner bed and breakfast, accommodation on a twin share basis, plus coach travel. A DEPOSIT OF $165.00 IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING WITH THE BALANCE OF $200.00 DUE 31ST AUGUST.
Day Trip #T900 – Saturday 10th September

WOW by Day - $295.00 (Limited availability)

World of Wearable Art is an annual event we could not miss. This year I have chosen a day trip to Wellington to watch this extravaganza. We are booked for the 2 pm performance, the very last performance for the year. On our return we will stop at the Levin RSA to enjoy an evening meal before returning you to our depot in Hastings.

The cost of this trip includes, evening meal, premium tickets, coach travel. (Note no pick ups or drop offs due to coach driver’s time constraints. You are more than welcome to leave your car in our secure depot.) A DEPOSIT OF $130.00 IS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING. The balance of $165.00 due on the 6th September.
Day Trip #T896 – Saturday 25th September

Porangahau Fair - $85.00

Spring has truly sprung and today we venture a little further south and enjoy a day at the coast. Porangahau is having its annual fair, that showcases many local talents. Lunch will be at Chapelwick. We may even get a chance for a walk on the beach before returning you back home.

The cost of this day trip includes pickups and drop offs, smoko, lunch, entrance fees plus coach travel
Overnight # T897 Saturday 5th6th November

Gisborne Garden & Arts Festival - $325.00

The Gisborne Garden & Arts Festival will run over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of November 2011 with approximately 35 gardens open for viewing. The range of gardens includes cottage, formal, subtropical, to native. They vary in size and location. The Eastwoodhill Arboretum will also be included. There will be something for everyone. The inclusion of the arts in the Festival adds another element with the talented works of Gisborne artists being on show in both the gardens and in studios. The range of artworks include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography etc. They currently have 26 artists participating.


There will be approx four refreshment stops to give festival attendees plenty of opportunities to take a break and have a tea or coffee etc. Quite a few of the gardens will be 'picnic' and toilet stops.

Bushmere Arms have confirmed they will be hosting a 'Twilight Opera' in conjunction with the festival. This will take place in their stunning new formal rose garden on the Saturday night. (Optional extra)
Saturday 5th November

We depart Hawke’s Bay travelling through to Gisborne. On the way we will visit gardens that are on route. Once settled in our accommodation we will have an early dinner in their restaurant before transferring anyone who wishes to go to the twilight opera.

(This is optional extra. Please advise our office if you wish to go.)
Sunday 6th November

After breakfast this morning we have more gardens to visit, with a picnic lunch that has been pre ordered. At about 3pm we will leave the area and travel back to Hawke’s Bay.

The cost of this trip includes, dinner, accommodation twin share, continental breakfast, evening meal, picnic lunch, coach travel. $125.00 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING with the balance of $200.00 to be paid by 30th October. (Cost for the Opera in addition to the tour price. As this goes to print the artist and cost has not been confirmed.)
Day Trip #T898 – Saturday 12th November

Maraekakaho Garden Trail- $70.00

Now an event that will happen every second year. A fundraiser for Maraekakaho School.

10-14 private gardens are being especially opened in this area for the public. A great opportunity to take a friend or family member and wander many super private gardens and homesteads. Take a picnic lunch and a deck chair and enjoy the ambience. At the school there will be stalls. We will select several easy access gardens and follow the trail.

The cost of this day trip includes pick-ups and drop-offs, entrance fees to several gardens on trail, plus travel. FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED BY 1ST OCTOBER.

Tour #T899 – Saturday 10th March- Monday 12th March (tentatively)

Marlborough Sounds Discovery Tour

Marlborough Discovery Cruise March 2012- Rotary Club of Wellington DAY CRUISE. We don’t want to miss out. We have been personally invited to attend the once every two year, day cruise on the Arahura around Marlborough Sounds. It was held for the first time in 2010 and was extremely popular with tickets selling in record time,(Hawke’s Bay did not even get a chance to purchase tickets.) Cruise the Marlborough Sounds on an Interislander, including Queen Charlotte and Pelorous Sounds, D’urville Island, full commentary and DOC experts on board, entertainment & demonstrations, lunch, visits to the bridge and engine rooms and a chance to see some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer. “A fundraiser to boot”.

$175.00 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. As more details come to light we will make all arrangements with accommodation and meals. The option of a one night or two night Wellington stay is still to be confirmed. This information will be passed on to all people who have pre- booked, and then will be released to the travel club members.

OVERSEAS Tour 2012

Tour T901 Adelaide GEM March- April 2012

Possible inclusions are

Tour Adelaide CBD & Glenelg

Complete City Sights Tour of Adelaide CBD & Surrounding Suburbs

Adelaide Hills

Full Day Tour to include Mt Lofty Summit, Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens , Melba’s Chocolate Factory (Woodside), Beerenberg (Jam & Relish Factory) & Hahndorf.

McLaren Vale

Full Day tour throughout McLaren Vale & Surrounds. Winery stops, Lunch at Willunga a local hotel, Medlow confectionery company, Almond Train & southern suburbs of Adelaide.

Barossa Valley

Full Day tour in the Barossa Valley. Whispering Wall, Lyndoch lavender Farm, Chateau Barossa (Winery & Antique museum) Lunch at Tanunda (Free time in main street or organised at local Club) Angas Park (Dried Fruits etc) at Angaston.

Yorke Peninsula

Full Day Tour incorporating Wallaroo, Kadina, Moonta & Port Hughes. Each of these towns are retirement & holiday towns set on the ocean. Still very active fishing places. Old Copper Mines around the Moonta Area, Museum at Wallaroo.

Murray Bridge

A couple of options available.

Option 1 – Monarto Zoo (Arid land setting filled with African animals. Safari tour onboard the coach throughout the park) Lunch in Murray Bridge  returning via the smaller towns of Langhorne Creek (Wine Tasting available) & Strathalbyn
Option 2 A 2 Hour Murray River cruise aboard the MV Barrangul, return via Langhorne Creek & Strathalbyn.

Clare Valley

Full Day Tour to include Freeling (Site where McLeod’s Daughters was filmed) Martindale Hall at Mintaro, Wine Tasting, Lunch in Clare. Picturesque small towns enroute for viewing.    

Free Day

You can explore the SA Museum, Public Library, Art Gallery, River Torrens, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Rundle Mall (Main Shopping Precinct) Adelaide Zoo. The Tram operates through the heart of Adelaide Free of charge from South Side to North Side. Plus many other options.

Trip Highlight- Coober Pedy

"Opal Capital of the World"

Opal was first found in Coober Pedy on the 1st of February 1915 and since then has been supplying the world with the majority of gem quality opal. It has evolved into one of the most unique places in Australia and perhaps the world. It is a cosmopolitan town with a population of 3,500 and over 45 different nationalities.

The relaxed and friendly lifestyle of the town has made it a breeding ground for cultural tolerance, diversity and acceptance.

Coober Pedy is probably best known for its unique style of underground living. There is a range of underground accommodation (as well as above ground if you prefer).

There are authentic underground homes to explore as well as underground museums, opal shops, art galleries, underground churches and, of course, opal mines.

This is an exciting trip to organize. If you are interested in joining this Australian Gem of a trip please contact our office for a full itinerary. The itinerary will be finalized by September 2011.
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