Jane Falconer’s Clachanburn Garden in the Maniototo, Central Otago Jane Falconer’s Clachanburn Garden in the Maniototo, Central Otago

Gardens and goldrush

The combination of gardens and gold rush towns gives MoaTours’ Otago Farmhouse Gardens and Oamaru Victorian Fete tour a point of difference for clients.

The seven-day ‘springtime ramble’ includes privately hosted lunches with gardeners and visits towns such as Naseby and St Bathans. Two nights are spent in each of Queenstown, Ranfurly and Oamaru. The group (18 maximum) visits Mike Henry’s expansive Chantecler Garden in Queenstown featuring themed gardens from around the world. Also visited are Jane Falconer’s Clachanburn garden, the Lammermoor Station distillery and garden and Glen Eden Station.

Among other highlights are the Victorian Fete in Oamaru and dining at Fleur's famous seafood cafe in Moeraki. The all-inclusive tour is priced at $$3490 per person and includes airfares to Auckland return. (Fares can be arranged from other regions.) Click here for more info.

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