Lupines on the shore of Lake Tekapo
Lupines on the shore of Lake Tekapo

New Zealand Garden Festivals 2018

Two breathtaking islands; innumerable highlights. We take in Taranaki and Marlborough festivals as part of this extended voyage to the ends of the earth. There simply aren’t superlatives enough.

What takes in two islands, two festivals, and over eleven thousand miles? Well, that would be our brand new tour to the incomparable New Zealand. We don't think there's ever been any doubt that we take our gardens very seriously here at Brightwater, and that is amply demonstrated here, on this 16-day odyssey to the other side of the globe.

Allow us to take you on a horticultural journey like no other, created to coincide with the world-class Taranaki and Marlborough garden festivals, and encompassing (while we're at it) botanical gardens, private outdoor spaces, and wild reserves alike.

But the once-in-a-lifetime experiences don't end there. Join us on excursions to to award-winning wineries, steamy geysers and brightly-coloured hot springs, thunderous waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and much, much more. Plus, experience the warmth of the Māori people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, performances, and storytelling, sure to linger in the memory for many years to come.


What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary

Tour highlights:

  • Multiple tours and tastings in South Island vineyards
  • Vintage steamer cruise across Lake Wakatipu
  • A night of warm and welcoming Māori culture

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