Melbourne Flower Show & Tasmania Tour - MFS
Number of Days: 10
Experience Tasmania with its beautiful gardens, shopping, arts and crafts, and historic buildings. PLUS the amazing Melbourne Flower Show, ranked in the top five flower shows worldwide.It’s in its 25th year and is the largest and most successful horticultural event in Australasia.
This tour combines the best of both places and is a once only tour.The tour is a unique itinerary designed specifically with New Zealand garden lovers in mind, but we also visit other highlights - including markets, scenic highlights, specialty food and craft producers.
If you are travelling by yourself - you will not be travelling alone as you explore Aussie in the company of other garden lovers from throughout New Zealand.
We offer hassle free touring to special and unique places and our tour escort looks after all the travel arrangements, giving you the chance to relax and enjoy your holiday.
- Flower Show entry
- Flights to Tasmania
- Heritage gardens
- Private homes and gardens
- Public gardens
- Small group tour
- Tour host support
Day 1 Tuesday
On arrival Melbourne those arriving on the group flight are transferred directly to our inner city
hotel. The rest of the day is free before returning to our hotel to freshen up before our (included)
welcome dinner tonight. B,D
Day 2 Wednesday
Today we explore the Melbourne International Flower Show. The most famous flower & garden show in Australasia - and rated in the top five garden shows worldwide. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the show. B
Day 3 Thursday
Transfer today for our flight to Hobart. Upon arrival in Hobart we have a half day sightseeing tour of Hobart then transfer to our hotel and base for 4 night’s. Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and is a place of mellow sandstone, history, art, music and theatre and situated on a picturesque harbour. B
Day 4 Friday
Today we tour the Huon Valley and gardens. The Huon Trail begins south of Hobart. Enroute you will see vineyards and views over Storm Bay and Bruny Island. Our first garden today is a large garden with many beautiful and rare flowers such as lilliums, tree poppies, oriental poppies and perennial borders. Next to the Scented Rose garden at Glaziers Bay, a glorious 3 acre garden of all types of roses, sited beside the Huon River, then on to the Stone House – an English style garden with glorious rural views, borders, rose’s, rockeries and water features. B
Day 5 Saturday
A day to explore and browse at the Saturday Salamanca market. Enjoy the sights, sounds,
flavours, and colour of Australia's best outdoor market. Set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart's famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors. The market is near to historic St David’s Park on the fringe of Hobart's central city. It's a short walk to Kelly's Steps and the Georgian cottages and village atmosphere of Battery Point. Alternatively perhaps a walk through the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. B
Day 6 Sunday
Travel into Tasmania’s history – from the village of Richmond where Georgian cottages echo the past to Port Arthur. Explore this historic site and garden and see the ruins of this infamous penal settlement. B
Day 7 Monday
Today we visit a house and garden overlooking Hamilton township – with themed gardens. Next to a garden and topiary nursery. Accommodation 3 nights Launceston. Dinner included tonight. B,D
Day 8 Tuesday
Today explore three wonderful Tasmanian farming and heritage gardens. B
Day 9 Wednesday
Time to explore Launceston - Australia's 3rd oldest city. It’s heritage is seen in the Victorian streetscapes and architecture, its galleries, crafts and artwork. Visit the scenic Cataract Gorge Reserve with tree rhododendrons, peacocks and fern glades. We have an (included) farewell dinner tonight. B,D
Day 10 Thursday
Today is the end of your Tassie’ Tour. Transfer to the airport for our return flight to Melbourne.
On arrival EITHER transfer for your return flight OR EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY with 3 extra nights to further explore Melbourne at leisure. B
This tour includes:
- 3+ to 4 star accommodation
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Activities and excursions as per the itinerary
- Coach touring and tour host
- Arrival and departure transfers
Unlike a lot of other tours there are no hidden extras with FloraTours – if it’s in the itinerary we include it. You're not charged extra for items you thought were included - there's a big difference between itineraries that state “see” and our itinerary where you actually “visit” attractions, making our tours very competitively priced. Our tour itinerary has been designed to eliminate many of the tiring aspects of travel - NO moving on every morning to a new hotel and we minimise long coach travelling wherever possible.
- $4,895 per person based on twin share | Single Supplement from $1,992