Orchard in Spring, Cromwell, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand Self Drive, Beautiful Gardens Route, 25 days

£3,600.00

Beginning in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, this self-drive journey explores the wonderful gardens of New Zealand and the horticultural history which makes it such a fascinating adventure for the garden enthusiast. You will visit both iconic destinations and off-the-beaten-track garden gems which we are delighted to share with fellow gardeners. You’ll travel the length of New Zealand, from North to South from the sub-topical Bay of Islands to the wild and blustery Otago Peninsula.

Staying in boutique lodges and hotels ensuring each evening is spent in comfort and in a great location, this tour doesn’t have to last 25 days – we can tailor it to suit you. Though if you have the time and enthusiasm, this is a wonderful Gardens of New Zealand Tour.

Auckland to Queenstown

Beginning in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, this self-drive journey explores the wonderful gardens of New Zealand and its horticultural history.

Making it such a fascinating adventure for the garden enthusiast! You will visit both iconic destinations and off-the-beaten-track garden gems which we are delighted to share with fellow gardeners. You’ll travel the length of New Zealand, from North to South from the sub-topical Bay of Islands to the wild and blustery Otago Peninsula.

Staying in boutique lodges and hotels ensuring each evening is spent in comfort and in a great location, this tour doesn’t have to last 25 days – we can tailor it to suit you. Though if you have the time and enthusiasm, this is a wonderful Gardens of New Zealand Tour.

Image: Cromwell Orchard (c) David Wall

Your tour documentation pack and support

On arrival into New Zealand your tour pack is hand delivered to you by our representatives. The pack contains all the documentation you will need for your tour including a printed and bound detailed version of your itinerary with driving instructions and maps for each leg and all the reservation details for your accommodation and activities. You’ll also receive a wonderful New Zealand picture atlas and lots of relevant brochures and information on the destinations you’ll be visiting. While travelling throughout New Zealand 24 hour support is offered should you need it.

Complimentary New Zealand cell phone for your holiday

You will receive a New Zealand cell phone for the duration of your tour with $50 credit pre-loaded for your use. The number is allocated to you around 14 days before your arrival so you can leave this with friends and family if you wish. Receiving calls (including international) does not cost anything on this phone so there are no expensive roaming charges. It’s a great option to help you make dinner reservations, book an activity, call ahead to your accommodation or for calling us if you need any help.

Highlights

Kerikeri Mission State Gardens

Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Wai O Tapu thermal reserve

Mitai Maori Village Concert & Buffet Dinner

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Huka Jet Totally Taupo Combo

Huka Falls Taupo

Historic Gwavas Gardens

Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Botanic Gardens

Abel Tasman National Park beaches, bays and seals kayak tour

Kaikoura Lavender Farm

International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch Grand Tour

Dunedin Botanic Gardens

TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm

Also included in our guide line price: Please bear in mind our prices are based on 2 people travelling and sharing a bed.

Some meals: 2 dinners & all breakfasts, Private airport transfers, Interislander ferry crossing,  GPS navigation. unlimited kms,airport/ferry terminal fees, additional drivers.

Fully inclusive Rental car insurance included. (+ all the highlights admission costs where applicable).