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Botanica

New Zealand's Taranaki Garden Spectacular & Private Gardens

New Plymouth to Christchurch

Trip Code: BTNZTM9
9 Days
31 Oct 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 9 days in a small group with Botanical Guide Sarah O'Neil
  • 8 nights in 4 to 5-star hotels plus 13 meals
  • Airport transfers on first and last day and services of an experienced coach captain
  • Attend the Taranaki Garden Spectacular and see spring wildflowers in bloom
  • Cross Cook Strait aboard the Interislander ferry
  • Visit Hortensia House private garden and Upton Oaks Garden
  • Take in the stunning Kaikōura Coastline aboard the Coastal Pacific train to Christchurch
  • Visit the picturesque harbour village of Akaroa

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 Private Gardens & Landscapes BTNZ11
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
New Zealand map BTNZTM9 2020-2021
New Plymouth to Christchurch

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Taranaki Garden Spectacular

See Kiwi gardens of significance in the spectacular North Island region of Taranaki.

Upon arrival you will be met at New Plymouth airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner where you will meet your Botanical Guide and fellow travellers.

Stay: Three Nights, New Plymouth, Novotel Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Taranaki Garden Spectacular

See Kiwi gardens of significance in the spectacular North Island region of Taranaki.


This morning, enjoy your first day amongst the private and public gardens of the Taranaki Garden Spectacular. Explore delightful gardens nestling on the slopes of majestic Mt Taranaki.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Taranaki Garden Spectacular

See Kiwi gardens of significance in the spectacular North Island region of Taranaki.


Continue on your botanical exploration of the highlights of the private and public gardens of the Taranaki region. Each garden is different, but inspirational and you can see the history and development of each one.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Taranaki Garden Spectacular

See Kiwi gardens of significance in the spectacular North Island region of Taranaki.


Visit more festival gardens before leaving Taranaki. On the way to Wellington enjoy views of Lake Mangamahoe and travel through the coastal towns of Hawera, Wanganui and Paraparaumu before arriving in the afternoon.

Stay: Two Nights, Wellington, InterContinental Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit a private garden this morning and the Botanic Gardens of Wellington before having this afternoon at leisure. Perhaps you might like to visit Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, Australasia’s most visited museum, located on Wellington’s beautiful waterfront.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today you’ll enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the InterIslander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the breathtaking landscape of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds. Weave through unspoilt islands and admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton. Arrive into the heart of New Zealand’s wine growing region, Marlborough with a private garden visit.

Stay: Two Nights, Blenheim, Château Marlborough

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today experience the beauty of the Marlborough region’s gardens including the renowned Hortensia House and Upton Oaks Garden.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

This morning we visit the Welton House Garden, a plant lover’s paradise steeped in 150 years of history. Enjoy lunch here before boarding the Coastal Pacific, one of the world’s great train journeys. Take in stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Kaikōura ranges before arriving in Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Rydges Latimer Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a full day to the picturesque harbour village of Akaroa. Visit a Garden of National Significance as well as a historic house featuring artwork, terraced gardens, sculptures and mosaics. Stop at a private garden with stunning views out over the ocean before arriving back to Christchurch, where your tour concludes.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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

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