North Canterbury Spring Garden Escape Tour
See stunning spring gardens nestled in the North Canterbury countryside. Enjoy a day to shop and explore the stalls at the Hanmer Springs Fete. A special time for personal refreshment, inspiration and relaxation.
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See stunning spring gardens nestled in the North Canterbury countryside. Enjoy a day to shop and explore the stalls at the Hanmer Springs Fete. A special time for personal refreshment, inspiration and relaxation. Explore gardens from Amberley to Hanmer Springs, Rotherham to Hawarden, town gardens to sprawling country gardens, some a century in the making. Visit up to 12 very different gardens, great accommodation and evening dining experiences. Small group numbers.
Day 1: Highlights include Christchurch- Waipara-Hanmer Springs
Your own travel arrangements to Christchurch, pickups from 10 am to travel to travel to North Canterbury with a winery lunch, visit Pegasus Bay garden and sculpture display, before travelling to Hanmer Springs for a three-night stay.
Day 2: Highlights include Hanmer Springs Fete and time to relax.
After a relaxed café breakfast in the heart of Hanmer Springs before attending the wonderful Hanmer Springs Fete for the day, you are free to enjoy the day in the thermal village town as you please. Also, a free night to dine as you wish tonight or to soak in the famous thermal baths.
Day 3: Highlights include Hanmer Springs, Culverden and Rotheram Gardens
After breakfast we will visit two Hanmer Springs town gardens, one set in a private oasis, the other with views over the golf course, before visiting the gardens of Culverden and Rotherham. Travelling back to Hanmer Springs
Day 4: Highlights include Cheviot and Omihi Gardens plus Amberley House visit.
After breakfast we will visit gardens of Cheviot and Omihi before travelling back to Amberley, for our final grand garden visit and a look through the historic homestead, dinner out tonight.
Day 5: Highlights include Harakeke paper and gallery visit, return to Christchurch by mid-day.
After a café breakfast we will visit a local artist for a talk about paper making with Harakeke at his gallery, returning to Christchurch by mid-day
What to bring: suitable layered clothing, a warm jacket or coat, walking shoes, camera, shopping bags for plants and purchases.
Price: $1895 per person twin/share room. Single room occupancy option: $2145.
Deposit: $300 per person. Final payment is due one month prior to your tour departure date.
Deposit, Cancellation and Refund Policy: Should you have to cancel there is the option of transferring to another tour date, or we will reimburse you $200 and retain $100 as a booking fee. Cancellations received after final payment has been made - 50% of trip value will be refunded. We understand that cancellations can occur due to illness or unexpected events therefore we recommend that you take out comprehensive travel insurance.
Dates: Oct 29-Nov 2, 2020
4 night’s accommodation
3 evening dining experiences
Entry to up to 12 gardens
Entry to Hanmer Springs Fete
Entry to Amberley House homestead