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CGT – City Garden Tour includes 2 private and 2 public gardens.

Trip Includes:

Gardens visited include Ohinetahi Gardens, Broadfield Gardens and the Botanic Gardens.

Mona Vale Gardens (time permitting).

Morning tea at Ohinetahi.

Lunch in the Botanic Gardens.

Travel by luxury vehicle.

Fully escorted with informative commentary and stunning scenery.

Pick up 8.30 and drop off 4.30pm.

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Description

Christchurch City,

Explore the garden city of Christchurch, and the surrounding areas by luxury vehicle.
Having picked you up from your hotel we drive through Christchurch City. Here you can assess a revitalised City Centre following the 2010/2011 earthquakes. We will discuss the reasons for the event, its impact and the exciting future plans. We head towards the Port Hills which overlook Christchurch and present stunning views of Christchurch, Canterbury Plains, Lyttelton Harbour and the distant Southern Alps. After dropping into Lyttelton Harbour you will have time explore a private garden which was initially planted in 1865 and includes a great variety of exotic trees, shrub rhododendrons, camellias and a good variety of New Zealand native plants. We then head back over the crater rim to another private garden that is fifteen years old, has a strong New Zealand theme and a formal layout. Within the evergreen structure of Totara hedges, there are many native New Zealand plants and hybrids of exotic varieties raised in this country. We head back into Christchurch, stopping for a relaxing lunch, and visit the Botanic Gardens. Here you will see exotic trees that are some of the largest, the tallest or the oldest of their kind in New Zealand. You will see spectacular colour, intriguing sculptures, and memorial plantings that celebrate local and international history. If time permits we will stop into another public garden that is rich in history, colour and tranquility. Your guide will then drop you off at your accommodation and bid you farewell.

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Additional information

What to bring

What should we wear and take on our Day Tour CLOTHING Check the weather, dress accordingly and if necessary carry extra appropriate clothing. If you think that the clothing you have with you in New Zealand is inadequate/ unsuitable for your tour let us know, at least, the day before departure, so we can lend you some. South Island weather is extremely variable. Sudden changes are not uncommon! As we include walks on our tours it is advisable that you wear comfortable clothing suitable for being active and, as you will be in the mountains or on the ocean, a wind proof top is a must. It is advisable to wear layers of clothing that can be added and/or removed. The following is recommended: wind/shower proof jacket that will keep you dry in a sharp shower Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather, made of material that retains warmth when damp from sweat or drizzle). hat (type depending on weather) Guests on hiking tours should have a rainstorm proof jacket. DAY PACK (or bag you can carry and have both hands free) sunscreen (high SPF) sunglasses water bottle lip balm camera with extra card, spare batteries.

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