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Botanica

Victorian Homesteads, Mansions & Gardens

Melbourne Return

Trip Code: BTHG5
5 Days
8 Nov 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 5 days in a small group with a Botanical Guide and an experienced coach captain
  • 4 nights' accommodation including 3 nights at Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld plus 10 meals
  • Explore the Coonawarra region and visit the Mary MacKillop Centre
  • Learn about the history of the homesteads you visit including Narrapumelap Homestead
  • Tour David Glenn's Lambley Nursery, be captivated by the Grampians and visit private gardens
  • Meet private garden owners including Botanica's Founder Judy Vanrenen
  • Drive along the Great Ocean Road, see the Twelve Apostles and overnight at Lorne
  • Explore Werribee Park Mansion and Victorian State Rose Garden

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size 22-28 guests
  • Can be combined with: Private Gardens and Tastes of Tasmania BTT07 with Bruny Island BTT09
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Australia map BTHG5 2020-2021
Melbourne Return

Depart from the Marriott Hotel at 9am. Arrive at David Glenn’s Lambley Nursery for a tour of his renowned dry garden. Continue on past historical Beaufort to enjoy lunch in a private homestead garden. Arrive later to the majestic Grampians with a visit to Halls Gap. Spend the next three nights at the award-winning Royal Mail Hotel where we will enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, Dunkeld, The Royal Mail Hotel

Daily :
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel through Coleraine and Penola to Yallum Park Homestead, built by John Riddoch, founder of Coonawarra. Visit the Mary MacKillop Centre and a leading winery of the region. In Hamilton enjoy a viewing of the art collection at the Gallery, before dinner at a local restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tour the kitchen gardens of the Royal Mail this morning before exploring the private gardens and homesteads of Narrapumelap, Wiltshire and Toora West. Meet the owners, including Botanica founder, Judy Vanrenen, and hear how they created their gardens from bare paddock.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

We make our way to the coastal town of Port Fairy where we visit a private garden, then begin our journey along The Great Ocean Road, making a stop at the iconic Twelve Apostles and travelling through the lush Otway National Park to Lorne.

Stay: Stay, Lorne, Mantra Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take a scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road and visit The Heights Homestead and Garden in Geelong before exploring the low-water Botanic Garden. After lunch, we travel to Werribee Park Mansion and the Victorian State Rose Garden before arriving back in Melbourne where your tour ends at approximately 5.30pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Would not hesitate to recommend Botanica and we are already looking into our next adventure.

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