New Zealand Garden Paradise

A Garden Paradise

Join Northwest Horticultural Society
for a Garden Adventure to New Zealand

January 14 – 31, 2019

Escape winter! Join Richie Steffen and Susan Picquelle from the Northwest Horticultural Society on this stunning garden adventure to New Zealand! Together, we will learn about the spectacular flora and fauna of Aotearoa, Maori for “Land of the Long White Cloud.” We’ll discover first-hand the rich culture and the sheer beauty of this isolated island paradise. We’ll visit gardens in the subtropical Auckland area on the North Island. We’ll learn about Maori history, music and dance in Rotorua. Then we’ll continue south to Napier and the nation’s capital Wellington, making stops at private and public gardens along the way. After, we’ll fly to the South Island to stunning Queenstown and a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound. We’ll finish our journey with garden visits in Dunedin and Christchurch, “The Garden City.” January is summertime in New Zealand, so please join us for what promises to be another amazing garden adventure!

Expedition Highlights

With NHS host Richie Steffen and Susan Picquelle
An expert Earthbound Kiwi guide
Summertime private gardens with local gardeners
Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch Botanic Gardens
North & South Island adventures
Internal flight from Wellington to Queenstown
All breakfasts plus 15 additional multi-course meals
Fifteen nights of four star hotel accommodations
Maori cultural center and feast
Milford Sound cruise through the Southern Alps
Gratuities for your drivers and guides
A group of like-minded garden enthusiasts


Trip Facts

17 Days / 16 Nights (when including air travel)
$5,595 Per Person Double Occupancy
$1,575 Single Supplement (limited to 4 single travelers)
Tour begins in Auckland on January 16, 2019
Tour ends in Christchurch on January 31

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