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WAIKATO WANDERER
&
SPRING GARDENS

This wonderful 6-day tour takes us on an adventure through magnificent gardens that are sure to educate, entertain and inspire you.

 

The Hamilton Gardens is a “must see” for those passionate about all things botanical. With a focus on having a story for each of the collections, enjoy themed gardens from Japan, Italy, America and more and we explore this over two half days to allow time to really stop and smell the roses so to speak.  Our tour sees us enjoying a guided walk through the sprawling Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum, providing us an Art-in-Nature experience with over 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand's largest outdoor galleries.

 

Journeying through the Waikato region we visit The TreeChurch, a living chapel made of trees set in beautiful gardens before heading off in the afternoon to explore the movie magic at Hobbiton. Another charming garden is Villaleigh, nestled among the green pastures of the Waikato’s rolling countryside, and is a gem where you can treat your senses while you stroll through the beautiful garden of surprises.  Our journey would not be complete without taking time out to enjoy a Signature High Tea at Zealong Tea, with thoughtfully crafted savoury and sweet selections served amongst breath-taking views.

 

Another garden is the wonderful Woodlands Estate, full of history and timeless charm, nestled in the heart of Gordonton and is a unique and very beautiful homestead and Garden Estate with 5-star significance – we have plenty of time here to enjoy this wonderful destination including a group lunch together.   Whether you are a keen gardener yourself or perhaps appreciate the botanical design of others, this lovely garden tour is sure to delight, and we are sure you will not leave disappointed.

Departs 15 November 2023

from $3,990 per person twin share (single supplement available)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • HAMILTON GARDENS GUIDED VISIT OVER TWO DAYS

  • GUIDED TOUR OF THE SCULPTURE PARK AT WAITAKARURU ARBORETUM

  • GUIDED TOUR OF TREECHURCH AND GARDENS.

  • MIDDLE-EARTH TOUR TO THE HOBBITON MOVIE SET

  • VILLALEIGH PRIVATE GARDEN TOUR

  • VISIT AND HIGH TEA AT ZEALONG TEA ESTATE

  • WOODLANDS ESTATE GUIDED TOUR & LUNCH

INCLUSIONS

  • Fully hosted by a YOURTours host

  • Quality accommodation 

  • Meals as per itinerary 

  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as indicated on our itinerary

Please read our Hosted Tours

full terms and conditions.

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