Australian Gardens, Landscapes and Iconic Cities with Mike Nelhams

19 days

From £7,295

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Australia is one of the most beautiful countries you will ever visit, and our new tour combines the breathtaking wonder of the natural landscape with some outstanding gardens and the iconic sights and attractions of the major cities.

Beginning with a stopover in Singapore where we explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Singapore Botanic Gardens which were founded over 160 years ago. The original vision of the gardens belonged to the founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles. We also have the chance to visit the iconic Gardens by the Bay, one of Asia’s premier horticultural destinations.

We continue to Western Australia to enjoy tours of King’s Park, Fremantle, and a chance to discover Margaret River, one of the most famous wine growing regions in Australia. A flight across the continent takes us to marvellous Melbourne and highlights here include the highly acclaimed Botanic Gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, and the coastline of the Great Ocean Road. We also visit a unique sensory garden, Stonefields the home of Australian landscape designer Paul Bangay.

In Sydney we enjoy city sightseeing including the iconic wave-shaped Sydney Opera House and devote an entire day to the untamed bush of the Blue Mountains.

Out last stop is the capital city of Canberra where we have the chance to visit the National Botanic Gardens and Menaro High country. On route we also visit the Wollongong Botanic Gardens that sit in the shadow of Mount Keira and Mount Annan home to over 4,000 plant species.

Tour highlights:

  • Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
  • Kings Park, Perth and Margaret River Winery visit
  • Tour of Stonefields with Paul Bangay and Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne
  • Sydney Opera House, Blue Mountains day trip and Sydney harbour dinner cruise
  • Private gardens of Monaro High Country

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Today's Price

Deposit: £649 Single supplement: £1,200

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Mike Nelhams

Tour Manager

Mike Nelhams is the Curator of Tresco’s Abbey Gardens and one of Brightwater Holidays’ most popular and well-travelled garden experts.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Internal Flights
  • London pre-flight Executive lounge access
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • All visits as outlined in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional tour manager
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
7 November 2023 BAUS231107 7 November 2023 (Tuesday) 25 November 2023 (Saturday) Mike Nelhams £7,295
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