A Garden Paradise

Join Mark Weathington and friends of JC Raulston Arboretum
for a Garden Adventure to New Zealand

January 10 – 24, 2019

You are cordially invited! Please join me, Mark Weathington, and friends of JC Raulston Arboretum and escape winter on this stunning garden adventure to New Zealand! Together, we will discover first-hand the rich culture and sheer beauty of this isolated island paradise. We’ll cruise Auckland’s spectacular bay, visit gushing geysers, relax in hot springs and learn about Maori history, music and dance in Rotorua. Then we continue south to the capital Wellington. There we'll visit the excellent Te Papa Museum and stunning Wellington Botanical Gardens. After, we’ll fly south to Christchurch to board the TranzAlpine Express. We'll ride the rails to Arthur’s Pass and then continue on to Franz Josef town and Queenstown for a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound. January is summertime in New Zealand, so please join me for what promises to be another amazing garden adventure!

Expedition Highlights

With JC Raulston host Mark Weathington
An expert Earthbound Kiwi guide
Auckland and Wellington Botanic Gardens
Maori cultural center and feast
Summertime garden visits with local gardeners
A scenic Trans-alpine train journey from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass
The geysers and hot springs of Rotorua
A full day cruising through the fjords of the Southern Island
Private garden visits with local gardeners
Three fun-filled days in Queenstown
The National Museum of Wellington
A group of like-minded garden enthusiasts


Trip Facts

15 Days / 14 Nights (when including air travel)
$4,999 Per Person Double Occupancy (land only)
$1,199 Single Supplement (waived if a roommate match is confirmed)
Group flight departs Raleigh on January 10, 2019
Trip begins in Auckland on January 12, 2019
Trip ends in Queenstown on January 24
Group flight returns to Raleigh on January 24
Post-tour extension to Sydney ends on January 27

Group Air Option - Available March 2018

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