Taranaki Garden Festival

4 days / 3 nights
From NZ$1,120 per person Double/Twin Share
Double/Twin Share

Awaken your senses with an impressive array of gardens.  The Taranaki Garden Spectacular showcases a dynamic display of private & public gardens and we plan to visit as many as we can over the four days, including the world renowned Pukeiti Rhodendron Trust.

Begins & ends in Hamilton, or we can schedule just the Taranaki component of the tour for you.

 

Departure Dates

26-29 October 2018

Day 1:  Friday 26 October
Today we travel to New Plymouth travelling State Highway 3 via Te Kuiti, and the Awakino Gorge Road to Mokau.  A stop here for you to purchase your lunch.  Continuing on into New Plymouth we visit Pukekura Park with its many displays, before arriving at our hotel.  During the tour we will utilize any spare time by visiting more local gardens.

Day 2:  Saturday 27 October
This morning we visit a selection of gardens within the New Plymouth central area.  We then continue on to the world renowned garden of Pukeiti where we enjoy the rhododendron and bush gardens, grass walks, mountain streams and glass houses.  Time for lunch at the very new Founders Cafe during this visit.  This afternoon we head towards the seaside township of Oakura to visit Maureen Looney's Historical Garden.  This wonderful garden incorporates many of the original plantings from the late 1880s.  

Day 3:  Sunday 28 October
We have quite a selection of gardens to visit today in the areas of Inglewood, Stratford, Hawera and Manaia.  We will have a lunch break in Stratford where you will have the opportunity to view the Glockenspiel, the only one of its kind in New Zealand.

Day 4:  Monday 29 October
This morning we will visit the historical Tupare Grounds and Gardens, established in 1932 by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews.  Before departing New Plymouth we will visit the stunning Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.

  • 3 nights hotel/motel accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts & dinners
  • Travel in a modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Escorted by professional Travel Manager
  • Garden admissions as per itinerary

Description & Highlights

Awaken your senses with an impressive array of gardens.  The Taranaki Garden Spectacular showcases a dynamic display of private & public gardens and we plan to visit as many as we can over the four days, including the world renowned Pukeiti Rhodendron Trust.

Begins & ends in Hamilton, or we can schedule just the Taranaki component of the tour for you.

 

Itinerary

Day 1:  Friday 26 October
Today we travel to New Plymouth travelling State Highway 3 via Te Kuiti, and the Awakino Gorge Road to Mokau.  A stop here for you to purchase your lunch.  Continuing on into New Plymouth we visit Pukekura Park with its many displays, before arriving at our hotel.  During the tour we will utilize any spare time by visiting more local gardens.

Day 2:  Saturday 27 October
This morning we visit a selection of gardens within the New Plymouth central area.  We then continue on to the world renowned garden of Pukeiti where we enjoy the rhododendron and bush gardens, grass walks, mountain streams and glass houses.  Time for lunch at the very new Founders Cafe during this visit.  This afternoon we head towards the seaside township of Oakura to visit Maureen Looney's Historical Garden.  This wonderful garden incorporates many of the original plantings from the late 1880s.  

Day 3:  Sunday 28 October
We have quite a selection of gardens to visit today in the areas of Inglewood, Stratford, Hawera and Manaia.  We will have a lunch break in Stratford where you will have the opportunity to view the Glockenspiel, the only one of its kind in New Zealand.

Day 4:  Monday 29 October
This morning we will visit the historical Tupare Grounds and Gardens, established in 1932 by Sir Russell and Lady Matthews.  Before departing New Plymouth we will visit the stunning Te Rewa Rewa Bridge.

Included In Package

  • 3 nights hotel/motel accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts & dinners
  • Travel in a modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Escorted by professional Travel Manager
  • Garden admissions as per itinerary
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