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Botanica

New Zealand Private Gardens and Landscapes

Christchurch to Auckland

Trip Code: BTNZ11
11 Days
2 Nov 2020 & 8 Nov 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 11 days in a small group with a Botanical Guide and experienced Coach Captain
  • Stay 10 nights in 4-star hotels plus 21 meals
  • Airport transfers on first and last day and flight from Queenstown to Auckland
  • See spring wildflowers in bloom, enjoy private garden visits and meet their owners
  • Discover Ayrlies private garden, seen on Monty Don's television series
  • Enjoy lunch at the Frensham Garden and tour Larnach Castle and garden
  • Spend time at the 2014 International Garden of the Year, Hamilton Gardens
  • Cruise spectacular Milford Sound and explore Queenstown and Arrowtown

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Medium Fitness level - involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour. A good degree of mobility is required
  • Group size 20-25 guests
  • Can be combined with: New Zealand's Taranaki Garden spectacular & Private Gardens BTNZTM9
  • Prices are for land and flights as specified only
New Zealand map BTNZ11 2020-2021
Christchurch to Auckland

Upon arrival you will be met at Christchurch airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Christchurch, Rydges, Latimer Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Journey to the historic Ohinetahi Garden and enjoy lunch at Frensham Garden, a private country garden. Also visit a private garden set on 3.5 hectares that prides itself on design, planting and maintenance.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Traverse the Canterbury Plains and admire the stunning alpine scenery of rugged mountain peaks. Travel via Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru to Dunedin, with a visit to the charitable trust garden of Alan Trott. Visit the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden - a tribute to the author and rosarian.

Stay: Two Nights, Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit Dunedin Botanic Gardens and Glenfalloch Woodland Garden featuring rhododendrons and azaleas. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Larnach Castle, with its magnificent private garden.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today lookout for spring wildflowers en route to Te Anau. We visit a Southland garden set in the picturesque countryside.

Stay: Te Anau, Distinction Hotel and Villas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy nature’s garden as you explore Mirror Lake, Homer Tunnel and The Chasm. Enjoy a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound.

Stay: Two Nights, Queenstown, Novotel Lakeside

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take a tour of a spectacular private garden in Queenstown. Learn about gardening in the foothills of The Remarkables mountain range. Visit quaint Arrowtown, then enjoy free time in Queenstown before a Farewell Dinner to the South Island this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your flight to Auckland. Arrive in the bustling harbourside city where you will visit the Auckland Botanic Gardens before arriving in Hamilton.

Stay: One night, Hamilton, Novotel Tainui Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today spend time at the Hamilton Gardens which features 21 gardens and was awarded International Garden of the Year in 2014. Visit a 19th century historic homestead situated amongst 15 acres of garden.

Stay: Two nights, Auckland, Crowne Plaza Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning visit the iconic Ayrlies Garden, described by Monty Don as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Admire the wonderful plantings, using the borrowed landscape and the owner’s passion to create a world-class masterpiece. This afternoon visit a private garden in East Auckland.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit a private garden outside the city this morning before being transferred back to the Crowne Plaza hotel at approximately 1.00pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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