October 25 – November 12, 2017 (19 days)

Master Gardener Roger Phillips will be our guide on this exploration of the breathtaking landscapes and lush gardens of New Zealand. Soaring mountains form a backdrop to surreal turquoise waters, pristine beaches, colorful hot springs, and volcanic soils burgeoning with plants and blossoms.

Amongst our gorgeous garden tours, we'll also spend two luxurious days at the Taranaki Garden Festival!

From beautiful Maori cultural traditions to charming colonial-era towns and modern cityscapes on the edge of habitation - or Hobbiton - this is sure to be a journey of a lifetime!

New Zealand Map

Included:

  • Flight Vancouver - Auckland, New Plymouth - Queenstown, Christchurch - Auckland - Vancouver
  • Accommodation in comfortable superior tourist-class hotels
  • Special Events, Train, Boat trips, Cultural Activities, Entrances to all Sites and Gardens listed in Itinerary
  • Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as noted in itinerary
  • Private bus and guide
  • City Tours with local experts

Not Included:

  • Airport departure taxes (approx. $880; varies per departure city)
  • Most airlines now apply Seat Assignment charges
  • We will advise you if so and how much at time of booking
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Gratuities for driver and guide
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

Places: Lake Wanaka - Arrowtown - Lake Wakatipu - Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Waimangu - Lake Rotomahana - Akaroa - Coromandel - New Plymouth - Queenstown - Christchurch - Rotorua - Milford Sound