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Canterbury Garden Tour(07Days/06Nights)

Day 01

Arrival at Christchurch

Penny Zino's Flaxmere Farm, Hawarden

Moving to the pretty alpine village of Hanmer Springs & Stay Night in there

Day 02

Hanmer Springs

Bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, mountain biking and hiking are common tourist activities, and there is an airline service available for the viewing of the town's alpine surroundings. The Conical Hill walk ascends to the 550-meter summit and provides a panoramic view of Hanmer Springs. Western hemlock, Lawson’s Cypress, Japanese cypresses, giant fir, Atlas cedar, and laburnum can be seen on this walk all of which were planted around 1910. The Shelter at the summit provides protection from the weather. Hanmer Springs is a gateway to the St James Conservation Area for hiking, biking, water sports, skiing, hunting and horse riding.

Visit the farmhouse gardens of the Hurunui district

Stay Night in Hurunui

Day 03

Historic Princess Mary Hospital

The hospital was built as the Southern Hospital in 1908. However, as local requirements changed, it was converted into a children's hospital and opened as the Children's Infirmary in 1909. After a visit by Queen Mary it became Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in 1915. Six new blocks were completed in 1930. It was heavily bombed during the Second World War and, after the war, it joined the National Health Service in 1948. After services transferred to St Helier Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital closed in 1993. Orchard Hill Hospital, a facility providing long-stay mental health services to adults, remains on the site.

Drive Canterbury's country roads and cross wide, braided rivers

Stay Night in Methven

Day 04

visit Sara and Paul Grigg's Surrey Hills Station

Visit Sara and Blair Gallagher’s Garden at Rangiatea sheep and cattle farm

Visit Carol and Donald Williamson's Coniston Gardens

Stay Night in Methven

Day 05

Moving to Blythcliffe in Akarora & Visit there

Visit Giant's House

Stay Night in Akaroa

Day 06

Visit Jos and Stew Howden's Potter's Croft Garden

Fishermans Bay

Stay Night in Akaroa

Day 07

Visit Garden of Tane bush reserve

Visit Governor's Bay

The settlement of Governors Bay is located on Banks Peninsula near the head of Lyttelton Harbour. It is connected via Governors Bay Road to Lyttelton, via Dyers Pass Road over the Port Hills to the Christchurch suburb of Cashmere, and via Main Road to the south side of the harbour basin and Banks Peninsula.

Visit Historic Ohinetahi Homestead and Garden

Ōhinetahi is a valley, historic homestead, and formal garden on Teddington Road, Governors Bay, Christchurch, Canterbury region, New Zealand. Ōhinetahi valley is situated at the head of Lyttelton Harbour while the Port Hills rise above Ōhinetahi While the Ōhinetahi Homestead is considered to be a significant historic building in the small settlement of Governors Bay, the formal garden of Ōhinetahi is considered to be one of New Zealand's finest. Amongst the early owners of Ōhinetahi were Canterbury pioneer William Sefton Moorhouse and Thomas Potts, New Zealand's first conservationist. Sir Miles Warren, architect of the Christchurch Town Hall, was the last private owner, and gifted it to New Zealand.

Move back to Airport

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