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Melbourne Flower Show

25th Anniversary

Join Jack Hobbs, curator of the Auckland Botanical Gardens and one of our regular tour escorts for the 25th Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
This is held every year in March at the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens and is the biggest annual flower and garden show in the Southern Hemisphere and rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world.

Gardening enthusiasts can get inspired by the landscape designers, progressive florists, emerging design talent and DIY specialists.
The floral, outdoor and landscaping competitions with over 200 exhibitors.

Visits to renowned gardens at Cranbourne and Lady Elizabeth Murdoch’s Cruden Farm have been included - making this a memorable experience.
There will be free time to shop, take in a show or visit friends.

Your travel itinerary

Tuesday 24 March

Auckland – Melbourne

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Morning departure on Air NZ to arrive in Melbourne around midday. Transfer to your Apartment facility for the next five nights.

Welcome Dinner tonight.

Wednesday 25 March

Melbourne Flower Show Day

The show is a “must see’ for garden lovers and those who are looking forward to emerging lifestyle trends.
The show gardens will be as varied as the imagination. The Royal Exhibition Building houses the bold floral displays and all will be entered for the Floral Design Awards.

A variety of cafés, the shopping precinct and the Heirloom Vegetable display will ensure a day of variety and wonder.

Thursday 26 March

Melbourne – Cruden Farm

This is the home and garden of Lady Elizabeth Murdock and is 80 years in the making. The garden is made up of many gardens – The Picking Garden, The Walled Garden and the Outer Garden. The stables provide a great backdrop to a delicious morning tea.
Return to Melbourne with time at leisure.

Friday 27 March

Melbourne

An opportunity for a second day visit to the Melbourne Flower Show or follow your own interests in the city.

Saturday 28 March

Royal Botanical Gardens

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Cranbourne, 45km south of the Melbourne City Centre specialises in Australian Native plants including heathlands, wetlands, woodlands as well as providing habitat for native birds, mammals and reptiles.
Ride the mobile people mover for an overview of the Australian garden and later rest in the Boab Warrange Café or the kiosk. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Sunday 29 March

Melbourne – Auckland

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home

*Option to extend your holiday in Australia. Please ask

Inclusions

  • Economy Air New Zealand flights Auckland – Melbourne / Melbourne – Auckland
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Five night’s accommodation in central Melbourne
  • Entrance to the Royal Melbourne Flower Show and exhibitions (Two Day Pass)
  • Entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Cranbourne
  • Entrance to Cruden farm
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Pukekohe Travel escort (subject to 15 people travelling)

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
   $2,095  $2,695
Premium Economy Class Upgrade +$400
Early Booking Discount ( 06 December 2019 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance – please ask us for a quote
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport & airline taxes ($195)
  • Items not specified

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on this tour
  • Full payment due no later 31 January 2020

Cancellations

  • From date of booking until 31 January 2020 – loss of deposit
  • After 31 January 2020 – no refund

Travel Insurance

  • We advise all participants to take out suitable insurance to cover cancellation costs
  • Please ask us for a quote

General Information

Temperatures

Melbourne – High 24˚C - Low 14˚c

Documentation

  • A current passport is required – valid six months beyond date of travel
  • No visa is required for New Zealand passport holders
  • All other passports – please ask

Health and Fitness

A good standard of fitness is required and people should be independently mobile


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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