Waitakere Estate Murder Mystery , Including Sweet Chelsea Sugar Factory
Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation All entries, Murder Mystery Show, Meals as listed.
Tuesday 13th August DAY 1 L, D
Our mid-week mini break is starting in a “sweet spot” with our first port of call being a few hours’ stopovers at the Chelsea Sugar Factory in Birkenhead. After lunch at Sugar at Chelsea Bay cafe where sweet bakery delights are unsurprising, on the menu, we’ll be taking a factory tour in two consecutive groups. A chance to learn more of the workings of the facilities and explore the history of this iconic Kiwi brand. After that “sugar high” we’ll be needing a rest, so we make the short trip to check in to the luxury Heritage’s Waitakere Estate Hotel. Set in the Waitakere Ranges rainforest with fabulous Auckland city and Hauraki Gulf panoramas, we’ll be dining in at the restaurant tonight.
Wednesday 14th August DAY 2 B, L, D
A cultural morning commences after breakfast with a visit and tour of the Auckland Museum. We then move on to Auckland Art Gallery to view the splendid watercolours and oils depicted in over 150 artworks of Frances Hodgkins, one of New Zealand’s most successful modernist painters. The European Journeys exhibition displays works from her travels and life abroad. Our lunch today will be at one of the Wynyard Quarters new cool and hip restaurants ‘The Good Luck Coconut’. Where island time produces a tasty sharing, a menu packed full of dishes influenced by the Pacific and Asian ingredients in a tropical venue. Back at the hotel after drinks and nibbles, we dine and deliberate tonight in the Tui Room. Settle in for an evening of entertainment featuring crazy capers, a mysterious murder and madcap mayhem of the kind that P G Wodehouse himself might have penned. A play set in the 1930s, we urge you to dress accordingly because audience participation is part of the show. Help to solve the crime and identify the murderer amid laughter, jolly japes, huge gasps and maybe the odd scream!
Thursday 15th August DAY 3 B
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