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Something for everyone, as New Zealand launches three new experiences

Shreoshree Chakrabarty December 16, 2020

Three exciting new experiences have been launched by New Zealand for 2021- Rugby, history, and movie magic. New Zealand brings something for everyone and sets to inspire the wanderlust in any land-bound traveller.

Want to walk alongside New Zealand’s first discoverer, stand amongst rugby legends, or get lost in the fantastical world of cinematic magic? New Zealand is a must in anyone’s travel bucket list as it adds three more reasons to attract tourists, while people are eagerly waiting for the borders to reopen.

Weta Workshop Unleashed: Explore film-making and celebrate creativity 

Inspired by Wellington’s Academy Award-winning Weta Workshop, Weta Workshop Unleashed is a visual feast that invites guests of all ages to step into a fantastical film effects facility.

Visitors here should be ready to be blown away by resident creatures, one hyper-realistic giant and a galactic robot as this attraction is not for the faint-hearted. This is located at Federal Street in Auckland.

The Unleashed crew promises to take visitors out of this world in the 90-minute guided tour. Three original movie projects of the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres will be included in this tour. Jaw-dropping environments and surprise encounters might get missed at just one blink.

From weapons-making to world-building, conceptual design to creature sculpting and everything else in between, this newest attraction is a celebration of creativity and making of these.

Visit the website for more information.


Manea Footprints of Kupe: Explore the history of Aotearoa

An interactive Cultural, Heritage, Tourism and Education Centre, Manea Footprints of Kupe, which is twenty years in the making, has opened its doors to welcome visitors on its grounds.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the history of New Zealand or Aotearoa in the attraction, housed in Opononi, Hokianga, also known as the cradle of Māori nationhood. The country’s first discoverer, Kupe also called Hokianga, his home, for four decades. Preserving, communicating and celebrating Kupe’s journeys across New Zealand is the aim of Manea, his departure and capture the Māori story.

Led by Kupe’s descendants, this is a 75-minute interactive guided tour where history-lovers will be exposed to an authentic cultural engagement including protocols, pōwhiri (welcome ceremony), storytelling, waiata (song) and karakia (prayers).

Kupe’s epic journeys brought to life as a 20-minute 4D movie and live theatre performance acts as an icing on the cake. This will leave the travellers with a deeper connection and understanding of a large part of New Zealand history.

Click here to know more about Manea Footprints of Kupe.


All Blacks Experience: Pay homage to the world’s rugby legends 

Rugby is a sport that locals live and breathe for in a New Zealand and what’s a trip there without diving deep into this world. The visitors who have always wondered what it takes to be the greatest rugby players in the world can now experience it in the All Blacks Experience, located at Auckland’s SkyCity. Like the legends of the All Blacks, Blacks Ferns, and others who wore the reputable black jersey, visitors can test their rugby skills and discover if they are born to kick, pass and train in the four interactive hands-on zones.

Watching the All Blacks perform right before your eyes is the ultimate way to feel the passion of these rugby greats, for rugby fans who’ve always wondered how it feels to be on the receiving end of the iconic Haka and appreciate the role that this traditional war dance plays in mentally and physically preparing the team as they go into battle on the rugby field.

Click here for more information on All Blacks Experience.


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