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You are invited to join Sue McDougall on the Travelrite International 2020 Garden Cruise to NEW ZEALAND Aboard Majestic Princess 28 November to 11 December, 2020 Visiting Hobart, Melbourne, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa, Tauranga and Auckland
Garden Cruise to NEW ZEALAND with Sue McDougall Sue McDougall has been passionate about plants and gardening from a very young age. She ran her own garden centre for 16 years and for over 22 years has been part of the gardening programs on 6PR. Sue also writes regular gardening columns for magazines, websites and newsletters and runs gardening workshops. Sue is once again looking forward to sharing her love of gardens with you. Itinerary DAY 1 Saturday November 28, 2020 Embarkation DAY 5 Wednesday December 2, 2020 Melbourne This afternoon we board Majestic Princess for our garden cruise to New Today we travel through the picturesque countryside on the Mornington Zealand. Meet Sue on deck to enjoy spectacular views as we cruise Sydney Peninsula to visit some of the best gardens in Australia. We first visit The Harbour and cruise out through Sydney Heads. Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne. Sue will take us on an exploration of the spectacular landscape which has a dramatic red sand garden, rock pool DAY 2 Sunday November 29, 2020 At Sea waterways, Eucalypt walk and exhibition gardens all featuring Australian The morning is free to enjoy the many facilities and activities aboard plants. We continue to Heronswood Gardens, home of Diggers Seeds. Enjoy the ship. In the afternoon Sue McDougall will give a talk on her career in a tour of Diggers, who have Australia’s largest range of heirloom vegetables, horticulture and the media, and answer any questions you might have. In cottage and fruit plants for sale. We continue to the Garden Vineyard, the evening we will enjoy a drinks party to formally meet Sue McDougall featured in Monte Don’s Around the World in 80 Gardens. and other tour members. DAY 6 Thursday December 3, 2020 At sea DAY 3 Monday November 30, 2020 Hobart Today you are free to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard On arrival into Hobart this morning we visit the Inverawen Native Garden. Majestic Princess. Why not enjoy a spa or massage in the Wellness Centre, Inverawen is the largest landscaped native garden in Tasmania, and contains take a relaxing swim, an exercise class at the gym or play quoits or lawn 8500 Australian native plants – most of them Tasmanian. Enjoy strolling bowls on the grass area. through 22 acres of colorful gardens, taking in the stunning views of the Bay and listening to the local birds. After time for lunch we will continue DAY 7 Friday, December 4, 2020 At sea to the Crawleighwood Garden. This wonderful two hectare garden nursery The morning is free to enjoy the many facilities and activities aboard the is nestled in the picturesque hills at Nicholls Rivulet near Cygnet in the ship. In the afternoon Sue will talk about her favourite gardens and plants beautiful Huon Valley. The garden features lush rhododendron woodland from around the world. and rainforest with myrtles, rare and unusual plants, a wide variety of DAY 8 Saturday December 5, 2020 Milford Sound, deciduous trees including maples, meandering paths, stone walls and a Gondwana arboretum. Doubtful Sound & Dusky Sound, NZ Nothing can prepare you for the majesty of Milford Sound, star of Fiordlands DAY 4 Tuesday December 1, 2020 At sea National Park. New vistas mesmerise at each turn, towering Mitre Peak, The morning will be free to explore the ship. In the afternoon join Sue rising 1692 metres above the sound, plunging waterfalls, bottlenose and McDougall for a game of Garden Trivial Pursuit. We will divide the group dusky dolphins, fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins are among the into teams to compete in answering garden questions. This is a great way to wonders in this place of outstanding natural beauty. Sometimes called ‘The meet your fellow group members and there will be prizes for the winners. Sound of Silence’, there is a cloistered serenity within Doubtful Sound that contrasts with Milford Sound. At 40 kilometres long and eight across at its widest point, Dusky Sound is one of the largest and most complex fiords in Fjordland. Dusky Sound was discovered and named by Captain Cook in 1773 who originally called it Dusky Bay because of its sombre aspect. DAY 9 Sunday December 6, 2020 Dunedin Arriving at Port Chalmers this morning, we’ll be met by our private coach to travel to the city of Dunedin. Originally founded by Scottish settlers and known as the Edinburgh of the South, it features beautifully preserved buildings overlooking parklands. We’ll visit the Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, situated in a fertile coastal valley above the harbour. Originally developed by Philip Brady in 1917, it has a collection of superb European trees from 1872, under planted with azaleas and rhododendrons. Fuchsias and native ferns grow luxuriantly beside Russell Creek. Returning to Dunedin, we visit the historic, Jacobean-style Olveston House, containing a treasure trove of art and antiques, set in nearly half a hectare of garden.
DAY 10 Monday December 7, 2020 Akaroa Today we call in to the pretty village of Akaroa, originally founded by the French. It’s a delightful town still retaining the French ambience. We visit Coombe Farm, a working eight hundred and fifty sheep farm in the Takamatua valley. The garden is in a beautiful setting surrounded by hills strewn with native trees and bush, abundant bird life, creeks and a waterfall. At Potter’s Croft we explore 1.2 hectares of gorgeous private country garden next to a gently flowing stream. There are roses everywhere, mixed with lush lawns, trees, wisteria and scented white Azores jasmine. DAY 11 Tuesday December 8, 2020 At sea Today you are free to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard Majestic Princess. In the afternoon we will have Garden Trivial Pursuit led by Sue McDougall with questions based on the gardens we have explored over the last 11 days. We will divide the group into teams with prizes for the winners. DAY 13 Thursday December 10, 2020 Auckland DAY 12 Wednesday December 9, 2020 Tauranga (Rotorua) This morning we arrive in Auckland, the largest city and commercial centre We dock in Tauranga and travel to Rotorua to visit two gardens today. The of New Zealand. After disembarking we enjoy a sightseeing city tour. We 12 hectare Tikiteret garden, developed since 1987, incorporates a natural will take in the main sights of Auckland, including the Harbour Bridge, stream, established trees and bog plants including hostas, iris and primulas. which spans the beautiful Waitemata Harbour and the quaint and stylish Bridges cross the stream, which is lined with a collection of Japanese maples shopping area of Parnell. At gorgeous Ayrlies Garden, created from 1964 by and cherry trees, while azaleas and rhododendrons cover the slopes beyond. Beverley and Malcolm McConnell, gardening is an art form. Covering 4.5ha, We travel on to visit Miller’s garden, a private, well-established garden with it is one of New Zealand’s finest and best-known gardens, incorporating many interesting features. three large ponds, cascading waterfalls, a rose garden, rockery, meadow garden and the stimulating “lurid border”. There’s also an adjoining 14 ha wetlands reserve. This is a superb garden which is considered to be the best garden in New Zealand. We then transfer to our hotel. This evening we will enjoy an included dinner to say goodbye to the other tour members and Sue McDougall. DAY 14 Friday, December 11, 2020 Departure This morning we transfer to the airport for flights back to Australia. SYDNEY MELBOURNE AUCKLAND TAURANGA ROTORUA HOBART FIORDLAND NP AKOROA DUNEDIN MILFORD SOUND DOUBTFUL SOUND DUSKY SOUND Majestic Princess The new Majestic Princess, is a spectacular example of the next generation of innovative Princess ships. From the breathtaking Atrium & Piazza – over 50 per cent larger than other ships’ atriums in the line and featuring exciting new eateries – to signature features like The SeaWalk, a dramatic glass- bottom walkway, which has been called one of the “Top Gee-Whiz Features at Sea”, you’ll quickly come to love the many exciting dining and entertainment options available on this majestic ship. Majestic Princess offers a truly luxurious cruise experience Clothing on board the Majestic Princess The advantages of Majestic Princess During the day casual clothing is typical attire, although swimwear is Garden Cruise to New Zealand not permitted in the restaurants. During the evening on formal nights The cruise is fully escorted and is a fun holiday with plenty of activities. a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies Each evening you can eat with the group on our reserved group tables. is required for the main restaurants. On other nights a collared shirt You will meet a fun group of people with a love of gardens and nature in is required for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. The self-service common, and have a fabulous time! restaurants are casual attire.
Garden Cruise to NEW ZEALAND with Sue McDougall 28 November – 11 December, 2020 Twin-share fares per person in Australian Dollars Included in the price: Cabin Description Deck Twin-share Single Fare Supplement • Economy-class air travel from Auckland back to Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane. There is a $300 surcharge for Perth. ID Interior 10,11,12,14 $ 5,395 $ 2,200 • Travel on in the selected cabin category on Majestic Princess IC Interior 8,15,16 $ 5,450 $ 2,230 • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Majestic Princess IB Interior 8,9,10,11,12,14,15 $ 5,495 $ 2,250 • Private activities on board Majestic Princess and a drinks party BW Balcony Obstructed 8 $ 5,695 $ 2,495 • 1 night’s accommodation in Auckland including breakfast in a first-class hotel and a farewell dinner. DW Balcony Obstructed 8 $ 5,895 $ 2,670 • Garden visits as per the itinerary in Melbourne and Hobart in BE Balcony 9,10,11,12,15 $ 6,095 $ 2,765 Australia; Dunedin, Akaroa, Tauranga and Auckland in New Zealand BD Balcony 9,10,11,12,14 $ 6,150 $ 2,815 • Tour leadership by Sue McDougall BB Balcony 9,10,11,12,14,15 $ 6,195 $ 2,960 • Port and handling charges on Majestic Princess • Cruise taxes and air taxes as of 31 October 2019 DB Deluxe Balcony 9,10,11,12,14 $ 6,495 $ 3,230 • Onboard gratuities MC Mini-Suite 8,15,16 $ 6,795 $ 3,440 • An experienced tour manager Included port & handling charges $ 652 $ 952 Not included in the price: Included air taxes as at 31/10/2019 $ 60 $ 60 • Travel insurance Availability: All cabins are subject to cabin availability. Please call • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. for fares and information on other cabin categories. 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