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GARDENS OF THE SOUTH COAST NSW

8 – 14 October 2022

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ITINERARY
Travel along the picturesque New South Wales South Coast from Sydney to Batemans Bay to see panoramic coastal landscapes, idyllic lakes and majestic Spotted gums. Spring flower gardens will be open in Berry, Robertson and Kangaroo Valley.

 

DAY 1
Saturday 8 October 2022
Sydney to Gerringong (D)

Meet your tour leader at Sydney Central Station. First stop on our southward journey is the Open Garden Weekend in Robertson. Gates will be open to showcase the beauty and variety of the cool-climate gardens, set in beautiful surroundings, some with sweeping views of the rolling hills. Travel to Gerringong with our Welcome dinner included this evening.

Accommodation: Mercure Resort, Gerringong

DAY 2
Sunday 9 October 2022
Gerringong to Batemans Bay (B/L/D)

Two ‘designer’ gardens today; the first on Lake Tabourie with house now wrapped in abundant native gardens linked by timber boardwalks. Another new native garden on Burrill Lake is an ode to the ramble of the cottage gardens, done entirely with native plants, A treat for lunch today at Cupitt’s Estate then a gentle guided walk through the coastal reserve near Ulladulla, to discover heathland flora. Travel on to Batemans Bay and check into our hotel for 2 nights.

Accommodation: Lincoln Downs Resort, Batemens Bay

DAY 3
Monday 10 October 2022
Rectory Garden (B/L/D)

Morning visit to the former Rectory of Samuel Mort’s All Saints Church built in 1880, designed by Edmund Blacket. This garden has recently undergone extensive changes. Local produce for lunch today
at SAGE, encouraging a sustainable local, not-for-profit, fair food economy.

Accommodation: Lincoln Downs Resort, Batemens Bay

DAY 4
Tuesday 11 October 2022
Batemans Bay to Kiama (B/L/D)

Morning drive back up the scenic coast road to Merribee at Nowra, with a guided tour of this complex of formal gardens, in particular the ‘Heritage’ rose garden with its display of ‘old’ roses planted to show the evolution of the rose from ancient and medieval times through to the Modern Rose, and particularly the Modern English Rose of David Austin, Lunch and Morning Tea are included here at Merribee. Experience the transformative power of the Shoalhaven landscape this afternoon as we travel to Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon which is located on 1,100 hectares of pristine bushland overlooking the Shoalhaven River. Our guide will show us the new subterranean Art Museum
Arthur and Yvonne Boyd gifted Bundanon, including its properties and collections, to the Australian people in 1993. This unique gift is a cultural and environmental asset, borne out of Arthur Boyd’s often stated belief that ‘you can’t own a landscape’ and his deeply felt wish that others might also draw inspiration from Bundanon. Continue to Kiama, to our accommodation for the next three nights.

Sebel Harbourside, Kiama

DAY 5
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Kangaroo Valley (B/L)

Kangaroo Valley is our destination today where locals boast of the invigorative and recuperative powers of the valley. Rich green pastures, sparkling creeks and rivers and lush rainforest are all guarded by the magnificent escarpments which enclose it. Two private gardens will open for us today. Lunch is included in the village.

Sebel Harbourside, Kiama

DAY 6
Thursday 13 October 2022
Berry Garden (B/L)

The Berry Garden Festival is in full swing with eight private gardens opening their gates. You will see the best of them this morning with free time in Berry this afternoon. Return to Kiama with our Farewell dinner included this evening.

Sebel Harbourside, Kiama

DAY 7
Friday 14 October 2022
Kiama to Sydney (B/L)

Travel back to Sydney with a morning stop in Wollongong’s exceptional Botanic Garden and a lunch stop in Scarborough. Return to Sydney Central Station.

HOW TO BOOK

To secure your booking and make your deposit, please complete our online booking form. You will be contacted by a Ross Tours Travel Manager to confirm your details and preferred method of payment.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations received 180-120 days prior to departure will incur loss of deposit.
Cancellations received between 119-60 days prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations received between 59-30 days prior to departure will incur a 75% cancellation fee plus any non-recoverable costs incurred.
Cancellations received within 30 days prior to departure will incur 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations must be sent in writing.
Cancellation fee is based upon the total amounts paid including tours, airfares and all other travel arrangements.
Please refer to the Ross Garden Tours standard terms and conditions

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
TOUR ESCORTED BY
ROBIN POWELL
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
  • Accommodation for 6 nights
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Robertson Open Gardens, Brendan Moar gardens, South Pacific Heathland Reserve, Eurobdolla Regional Botanic Gardens, Murramarang National Park, SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening Eurobodalla), Moruya,Merribee, Bundanon Art Museum and The Bridge, Emily Cottage, Ellerslie Cottage, Berry Garden Festival, Wollongong Botanic Gardens
TOUR PRICE

Twin Share $3,595 per person
Single Supplement $550 per person

All prices in Australian Dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Price is based on departure ex Sydney

DISCOUNTS

Early Bird $100 (Book & pay in full by 10/06/2022)
Previous Traveller $50.00
Garden Clinic Member $25.00

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