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Land of the long long drive

Monday 15th April 2024

This show for the whole family is the third tour from the 2024 stable of touring artists with Arts On Tour NZ and it will be a long long drive of over 6000 kilometres for the cast and crew of the company. And the story goes…

Wētā, Tuna and Kārearea are mates of Gary the Glowworm, and are traveling to attend his rave in the cave birthday party. The friends face a number of trials on the road, and learn that despite their differences, they can achieve their goals by working together!

A tale for Kiwi kids, featuring iconic NZ creatures, landscapes and fresh waiata by NZ singer-songwriter Benny Tipene. Land of the Long Long Drive brings you a laugh out loud, inspiring adventure of three unlikely heroes.

This show jumps into life with beautiful costumes from Gridley by Victoria, Costumier for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and support from Capital E National Theatre for Children through their Creative Residency programme.

Family Friendly


April 15




Nelson & suburbs


The Boathouse
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$10 adults $6 kids free for under 2's

Tickets from Ticketing Website


Additional Info

Official Website


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