Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival
Door to Door pickups, Transport, Accommodation, All entries and tours. Meals as listed (B breakfast, MT Morning tea, L lunch, D dinner) ***Money for Morning Tea, Lunch - Day 2 & 3
Friday November 1st DAY ONE L, D
Departing at 8.30am we begin our journey by travelling to Pio Pio stopping along the route for morning tea. Then on to a beautiful and modern country home for lunch. A sunny day provides fantastic views across to snowy capped mountains of National Park. Here we will be hosted by a wonderful couple Bob and Sandy Dawson on their lovely King Country farm. We will enjoy their company and hear how they have developed a great business based around trekking with Llamas. These versatile South American animals carry packs for visitors on long walks through the hill country of the property. Early afternoon sees us continuing through to our accommodation in New Plymouth. We check in relax and later gather for a drink and buffet dinner.
Saturday November 2nd DAY TWO B, D
After breakfast, we depart our Hotel and start enjoying this excellent selection of gardens in full bloom, but first, we Depart Hotel and head to Batemans Bakery to buy some lunch for later in the day. Today we discover the following 6 gardens: **Various gardens still to be named**. We then return to the Devon Hotel for a social get together and buffet dinner.
Sunday November 3rd DAY THREE B, D
Depart Hotel and head to Batemans Bakery to buy some lunch for later in the day. We discover 6 stunning gardens to explore today: **Various gardens still to be named**. We then return to the Devon Hotel for a social get together and buffet dinner.
Monday November 4th DAY FOUR B
Time to make our way home, but not before visiting the brand-new Len Lye Centre, what a fantastic building this is. Len Lye’s work contained inside, may not be everyone’s cup of tea but will astonish you. After morning tea, we will set sail for home stopping briefly at the Len Lye Bridge for a group picture then onto Mokai and a fresh whitebait fritter.
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