Autumn Colours Tour
Otago Peninsula & Central Otago, 23-28 April 2018
Day One: We travel to Dunedin stopping on our way at Riverstone Castle to meet Dot Smith, ‘Queen of the Castle’ for a guided tour, followed by lunch at the Riverstone Kitchen and a walk through the vegetable gardens and gift shop.
Day Two: We visit the sights of the Otago Peninsula, including Glen Falloch Gardens, Larnach Castle Gardens, Hareweka, “Lavender Blue Cottage the garden of Elizabeth Jenkins, the artist who moved to the Peninsula several years ago.
Day Three: We head off to our 3-night base in Cromwell, on the way taking in the scenery of the ever-changing landscape, travelling through the Maniototo, visiting Jane Falconer’s large garden “Clachanburn” before visiting Oturehua, Gilchrist’s Store and the original workshops and homestead of Ernest Hayes Engineering, as well as St Bathans, the Blue lake and Ophir.
Day Four: Using Cromwell as our base we will visit the historic sights and the Autumn colours of Bannockburn, Clyde, Lawrence, Gabriels Gully and environs.
Day Five: We will visit the Queenstown area, Lake Hayes and beautiful Arrowtown with garden visits to “Chantecler” a garden of National Significance with its many themed gardens within the 12 acres, as well as the NZ Garden Trust Garden “Blair Garden” and Davella Gore’s garden at Lake Hayes, before heading home on day 6 via the inland road through Omarama, Tekapo, Fairlie and Geraldine.
This six day tour has something to offer everyone, scenery, history and stunning gardens and generous hospitality.
Register via the CHS office. Brochure available soon