Land of the Long Long Drive

Image of actors dressed as insects performing in the Land of the Long Long Drive show.

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.

"Land of the Long Long Drive is a story that has been loved by audiences from tots to grandparents" - Deborah Rea, Theatreview.

A tale for Kiwi kids, featuring iconic NZ creatures, landscapes and fresh waiata by NZ singer-songwriter Benny Tipene. 

Winner of the 3 – 8 year old section of Playmarket’s Plays for the Young Competition, 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.

Ideal for children, aged 3 - 10 and families.


  • Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Te Kotahitanga Expo Hall, Forum North, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei, 0110, View Map

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