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7 DAY Gardens & Gourmet Discovery of Tasmania

Garden and Gourmet Tours with Botanica World Discoveries

Tour Tasmania’s quaint historic villages, sample delicious gourmet fare, with wine and cheese tastings, plus visit unique private gardens not normally open to individual visitors with Botanica World Discoveries.

  • Accommodation - Comfortable
  • Tour Tasmania’s quaint historic villages and sample delicious gourmet fare
  • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
  • Departures from Nov 2011 - Apr 2012
  • From $2795 per person twin share (Dinner and Breakfast)
  • Single and Triple rates also available - please enquire
  • Remember this is the from price before any eligible discounts have been applied
  • Call 1300 300 633 or email for our discounted quote, to book or just to discuss this tour.

Botanica Australia, Tasmania Map BTT07 11/12   Stunning Mt Field National Park   Experience Corinda Garden with Botanica

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  • 19 NOV 2011


Day 1 Sun. Launceston, Tamar Valley, Cataract Gorge

Fly to Launceston or sail on the Spirit of Tasmania to Devonport, before your hotel transfer this morning. A tour of Launceston’s sights begins at 2.00 p.m. from the hotel. See beautiful Cataract Gorge and enjoy local produce and a glass of wine as you gaze over the fertile Tamar Valley.
Three Night Stay: Launceston, Mercure Launceston or similar

Day 2 Mon. Historic Gardens

Visit a range of private gardens, including historic Woolmers and Brickendon plus Strathmore and Panshanger gardens. Visit the National Rose Garden which displays all of the recognised rose families and represents one of the finest collections of historic roses in the Southern Hemisphere, ranging from the earliest European and Chinese roses through to the roses of the 21st century. See charming Evandale and Longford villages and enjoy morning tea at the Gourmet Sauce and Topiary Garden.

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Day 3 Tue. Sheffield

See unusual plants at Wychwood and the fascinating Sheffield murals. Visit historic Old Wesley Dale Garden with its fascinating dry stone walling and Elephant Topiary. Sample delicious fare at Ashgrove Cheese Factory, then visit Culzean Garden, an English-style woodland garden set around an elegant Georgian house. The central feature of the garden is a magnificent 1.2 hectare man-made lake surrounded by many different water iris and other bog plants. Enjoy a gourmet dinner at Stillwater Restaurant tonight.

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Day 4 Wed. Historic Villages

Discover the delights of central Tasmania today with a special visit to Dunedin Garden in St Leonards. Admire the charming cottage gardens of historic towns including Oatlands, Richmond and Campbell Town, with its National Trust-classified buildings. At Ross, visit the famous convict-built bridge, see the quaint township and view cottage gardens.
Three Night Stay: Hobart, the centrally-located Hadley’s Hotel or similar
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Day 5 Thu. Hobart Gardens

This morning head to Corinda and admire the box hedges and pleached lime walk. Visit the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – home to the largest collection of temperate climate plants in Australia. Established in 1818, the gardens offer wonderful vistas of the Derwent River and house a range of exotic and native species in theme plantings, including Japanese, Chinese and American. Discover a private garden and the lovely scenery of the pristine and remote Huon Valley.

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Day 6 Fri. New Norfolk Garden, Russell Falls

Visit historic Runnymede House, an 1840s sandstone Regency villa, and its formal and cottage gardens with two 100 year-old lemon trees. At Prospect Villa, wander amid ten garden rooms protected by 170 year-old walls. Walk to Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park. Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at the Henry Jones Art Hotel.

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Day 7 Sat. Salamanca Market, Home

Wander through colourful Salamanca Market. Then visit Barilla Bay Oyster Farm and, on a guided tour, learn how oysters are farmed. Transfer to the Airport for your flight home.






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  • What's included!!


    * Private garden visits – meet the owners
    * Historic and quaint villages
    * Three nights in Launceston and Hobart
    * Sheffield murals
    * Barilla Bay Oyster Farm
    * Huon Valley
    * Russell Falls nature walk
    * Salamanca Market
    * Dinner at Stillwater Restaurant
    * Winery visit
    * Gourmet Sauce and Topiary Garden
    * Ashgrove Cheese Factory
    * Old Wesley Dale Garden
    * Dinner at the Henry Jones Art Hotel

    Culinary Discoveries

    For special groups of 20 people we can organise a cooking demonstration and gourmet dinner with wine at an extra charge. Please contact us for further information.

    This tour can be combined with:

    Victorian Homesteads, Mansions and Gardens, refer to tour code BTHG7, contact us for more details.

    Tour Notes

    Prices are for Land Content only per person but we are happy to help with bookings any required flights.