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The Ultimate Tasmanian Garden Tour

The Ultimate Tasmanian Garden Tour

The ultimate tour for visiting gardens in Northern Tasmania

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Price:  Twin Share $2,125.00 per person | Single $2,815.00 per person

 

Deposit:  $500.00

 

Final Payment Due:  5th September 2022

 

Tour Inclusions: 

 

· Home Pick Up and Drop Off

· Luxury Coach Travel

· 5 Breakfasts

· 2 Morning Teas

· 4 Lunches

· 2 Afternoon Teas

· 5 Dinners

· Entry Fees Paid to all 11 Gardens

· Private Garden Tours

· Private Planetarium Screening

· Launceston Accommodation - Hotel Grand Chancellor

· Ulverstone Accommodation - Beachway Motel and Restaurant

· Private Tour of Clarendon Estate

 

Pick Ups:  Pick up tims will be advised loser to th departure date.

Day 1- Wednesday 5th

We start our foray into the world of gardening heading to Woolmer's Estate for a guided tour of the gardens. Woolmer's Estate is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia. Experience colonial life in its most genuine shape and see an accurate depiction of Tasmanian heritage, preserved and maintained in an original and authentic setting.

Before we get there, we stop at Campbell Town for morning tea and a leg stretch. After our guided tour you will be dining at the Homage Restaurant for lunch. After lunch we are back in the bus for a short journey to the Blenheim Gallery and Garden for a guided garden tour and afternoon tea. Blenheim Gallery and Garden is a unique Tasmanian experience showcasing artist works in a country garden setting. With ten acres of gardens and stunning rural outlook, it is easy to spend an hour wandering the formal and park like grounds. You will be ready for an early night after we have checked in to the Hotel Grand Chancellor, but not before a beautiful dinner.

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Day 2 - Thursday 6th

This morning we are off on gardening pursuits to the Northeast to Lilydale where we will be visiting Arnolds Country Garden while having a wonder morning tea. There is a plant for everyone in this garden space with roses, vistas and woodlands, sculptures and seasonal gardens.

After we have enjoyed our morning, we jump back on the bus to head to everyone's favourite lavender stop Bridestowe Lavender Farm for lunch (at own cost) and who can resist their wonderful lavender ice-cream while walking through the lavender fields.

To walk off all the amazing food our next final stop for the day is the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre with its unique estuarine wetland ecosystem of mudflats, lagoons and islands. Abundant with plant and animal life, the Tamar Island Wetlands are a magnificent Tasmanian landscape and a haven for various birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, fish and invertebrates. The wetlands are best enjoyed by wandering along the accessible boardwalk, which is flanked by tall native Tasmanian grass species as it traverses the wetlands. The walk weaves through the grasses and over footbridges that reveal kanamaluka/River Tamar and its diverse birdlife. After a big day out, we head back to our accommodation for dinner and then a well-deserved rest.


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Day 3 - Friday 7th

Today we head off in a different direction towards the Northwest to tour the beautiful Villarett Gardens. You will see the passion of the gardeners of this property where they began the first years of the last century planting Beech, Holly and Oak's, giving the garden its original strong design structure. Since the late 1970's, the garden has been further developed with mass displays of conifers, roses, climbers, bulbs, and much more. As you tour the gardens you will also find numerous water features and striking sculptures playing a key role throughout the garden.

On our way to our next garden The Tasmanian Arboretum in Devonport, we will be stopping at the much-requested Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for lunch (at own expense) where you can stock up on all the delicious jams and sauces and grab the all-important ice cream before we head off. The Tasmanian Arboretum is a botanic garden of trees with a collection of the temperate world in a beautiful and peaceful landscape. Within the 66-hectare park sits the natural heritage of the Eugenana limestone beds and the marks of colonial and early Federation industrial endeavour. Following our wander around the grounds we will head back to the Hotel Grand Chancellor for dinner and another well-deserved rest.

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Day 4 - Saturday 8th

This morning, after breakfast we will check out of the Hotel Grand Chancellor as we are heading westbound, to Ulverstone. Just for something a little different, we are having a small break from the gardens with a private screening a show at the Ulverstone Planetarium at The Hive. This is an amazing place offering not just the planetarium, but also a science centre, art gallery, museum and our lunch stop for the day at the Queen Bea Café. You will want to spend a few hours exploring this space.

After an educational and explorative morning at The Hive and a delicious lunch with Queen Bea, our afternoon will be at Kaydale Lodge Gardens at Nietta. There is plenty of time to explore this privately owned family obsession that first began from a bare paddock in 1979. This two-hectare country garden is filled with the visual delights of this acclaimed two-hectare garden. You can expect to everything coming to life with thousands of daffodils that are picked every spring to give away to garden visitors. Early October is a spectacular time of year with thousands of massed bulbs such as daffodils, trilliums, Erythroniums and fritillarias in full bloom. After taking in the beauty that is Kaydale, sit back and relax with afternoon tea in the gardens and soak up all that imagery. Our accommodation tonight is in Ulverston at the Beachway Motel and Restaurant.

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Day 5 - Sunday 9th

Have a hearty breakfast this morning, you will need it. Today is TULIP DAY! Table Cape tulip farm here we come. We are booked on a private farm tour this morning, getting up close and personal with all things Tulips and Farming. Table Cape is an extinct volcanic vent dominating the coastline close to the town of Wynyard. Its 180m cliffs drop away into Bass Strait and Table Cape Tulip Farm is perched on the top. During late September through to mid-October the farm explodes with colour. People come from far and wide to see this spectacle and delight at walking amongst the tulips. We understand that they are the largest tulip fields in the Southern Hemisphere that you can actually wander in. Following our private tour, you will have time for morning tea (own cost) and purchasing those must have tulips for your garden.

Our next stop is to Bruce's Café for lunch at Wynyard on the way to the Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens. How exciting is today! The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden started in 1981 by members of the Australian Rhododendron Society, Northwest Tasmanian Branch. Most of the development has been achieved through voluntary effort by members and has attracted international attention over recent years. The garden covers 11 hectares and has over 24,000 plants already planted. Enjoy your afternoon tea while taking in the breathtaking gardens. After we have exhausted you out completely, we are heading back to Ulverstone for dinner before a well-earned sleep.

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Day 6 - Monday 10th

This morning we check out of our accommodation as we head for home, exhausted, happy and full of ideas for our own gardens. Before we get back to Hobart we are stopping at Evandale for lunch and there is always time for one more garden visit, and the final on this tour is Clarendon Estate for a private tour of their gardens. Set in 7 hectares of parklands on the banks of the South Esk River, this magnificent three-storey Georgian house has servants' quarters, a heritage walled garden, several farm buildings, and a rare avenue of elms. It was built in 1838 as an extraordinary statement of achievement for wealthy wool grower and merchant, James Cox, who was born in Wiltshire, England. Entry to Clarendon Estate includes the gardens; Clarendon Fashion Collection with precious gowns from the 1830's to 1960's; and the Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre, offering photo collections together with family history records and advice. After this exploration into history and its gardens we now make our way back home to Hobart.

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B=Breakfast, MT=Morning Tea, L =Lunch, AT= Afternoon Tea, D=Dinner

BOOKING INFORMATION AND PAYMENT METHODS

• Book online with Love Tasmania Tours

• Post in booking request/s with cheque to PO Box 73, Richmond 7025 and we will do the rest, please include your pick-up point and best contact number.

• Phone or visit our office and we can make a booking for you and provide you with a receipt.

BANK TRANSFER: BSB: 807 009 Account: 6017 6352 Name: RS Byrne

DAY TOURS: to secure your seat, full payment is required immediately. If you are unable to attend a day tour, we require 48 hours’ notice and we can provide you with a credit to use on another day tour. Cancellation under 48 hours is non-refundable.

MULTI-DAY TOURS: to secure your seat, a deposit is required immediately. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to other tours. There will be a final date provided for the remainder of the package payment.

PASSENGER FORMS: All travellers on our Multi Day and Interstate/ International Tours are required to complete a Passenger Form which includes details of dietary, mobility and next of kin. This only needs to be completed once or updated when your details change.

COVID19 VACCINATION: We require your COVID Vaccination information and ask for copy of your Vaccination Certificate to keep on file when you pay your initial deposit for a tour booking as our suppliers such as hotels & airlines are now requiring this information.

• If we cancel a tour for any reason, we can provide a refund or credit to be used within 18 months.

PICK UP: If you have a group of 6 or more, we can arrange a separate pick up for you.

POSTAGE: Due to increased cost of postage & delays we will not be posting payment receipts. We encourage you to visit us at our office if you require a receipt or provide us with an email address.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend you obtain appropriate travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit for any of our multi-day tours. We can provide you with a quotation.

PRICE CHANGES: Prices may change without notification.

ITINERARY CHANGES: We reserve the right to alter or omit any part of the itinerary.

SAFETY: Coal River Coaches reserves the right to decline to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of the tour, or who may require services that we cannot guarantee will be available, or if meals (due to certain dietary requirements) cannot be catered for.

SEATING: Coal River Coaches now operates with a Seat Rotation system on all Coach Tours.

WAIT LISTS: If a Tour that you want to go on is full, we can pop you on the “Waitlist”. This means if we have a cancellation, we will contact you.

Our Tours are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and the venue & events in which we attend.

If there are any changes or cancellations, we will contact you.

Phone: 03 6272 2645

Email: [email protected],

97a Grove Road Glenorchy Tasmania 7010

 

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97a Grove Rd Glenorchy Tas 7010

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