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TASMANIA IN SPRINGTIME

3 – 10 OCTOBER 2022

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ITINERARY
Tasmania’s cool spring is perfect for the fine gardens you will see on this eight-day holiday. Spectacular flowering trees, cherries, rhododendrons, azaleas, luxurious peonies, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Treat yourself to this floral extravaganza.
Meet passionate gardeners and share both their inspiration and their hospitality.
DAY 1
Monday 3 October 2022
Home – Devonport (D)

We begin the tour with a morning flight to Launceston then a coach transfer onto Devonport. Located on the banks of the Mersey River, gateway to the island’s scenic north-west. Check into our hotel for 2 nights. Welcome Dinner included this evening

Accommodation: Gateway Hotel, Devonport

DAY 2
Tuesday 4 October 2022
Table Cape Tulip Farm (B/L)

It’s all about tulips today at Van Diemen’s Tulip Farm on beautiful Table Cape, where tulips are planted in giant coloured bands across the landscape. You will think you are in Holland! Travel inland to Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden that started in 1977 as a display garden for rhododendrons has been transformed into a magnificent series of terraces with lakes, bridges, pavilions, and gardens all planted with a
superb collection of cool climate plants. Head back to Devonport along the scenic coast road with the evening free.

Accommodation: Gateway Hotel, Devonport

DAY 3
Wednesday 5 October 2022
Devonport to Launceston (B/L/D)

Bob Cherry is a master nurseryman. Having travelled the world collecting plants, he’s now retired to this beautiful corner of NW Tasmania. Incorporated the borrowed landscape and some original mature trees, he has made a beguiling new garden with an unforgettable sense of place. At the time of our visit, poppies, sweet peas and waratahs are picked daily. Spend time with Bob and Derelie this morning before heading to Nietta and Kaydale Lodge Garden. Two sisters work tirelessly to maintain and extend the garden their parents started: they’ve built superb stone walls and fences, an astonishing pear walk and a grand scale rockery. And when the sun goes down they get busy in the kitchen bottling, pickling and preserving all their fruit and vegetables. In spring it’s awash with tulips, fritillarias, erythroniums, trilliums and daffodils. Our home tonight is Peppers Silo Hotel overlooking the Tamar River in Launceston. Dinner is included tonight.

Accommodation: Peppers Silo, Launceston

DAY 4
Thursday 6 October 2022
Mole Creek (B/L)

We are heading to Mole Creek this morning to visit two famous gardens. Wychwood, that lies at the foot of the Great Western Tiers is a landmark garden that’s re-opened with new owners, keen to put their stamp on this iconic cool climate garden. Next, to Old Wesleydale for lunch, a dreamy setting with historic stone buildings and an ‘Arts and Crafts‘ garden.

Accommodation: Peppers Silo, Launceston

DAY 5
Friday 7 October 2022
Launceston to Hobart(B/L/D)

We’ll take the Midland Highway to Hobart today with a stop in historic Ross. This pretty riverside village was built by convicts and boasts beautifully preserved cobblestone paths and streets lined with grand old elm trees. Next is a garden that will inspire you with a romantic, classical design and generous, overflowing planting – all created using very little water. Check into our Hobart hotel for 3 nights. Dinner
included tonight.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza, Hobart

DAY 6
Saturday 8 October 2022
Huon Valley (B/L)

First stop this morning is the famous Salamanca market. Then we’re heading down the Huon Valley for a visit to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed to learn about the history of the apple industry in the Huon, and the various heirloom apple varieties. Crawleighwood Garden is our last stop
today, a large country garden nestled in the hills.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza, Hobart

DAY 7
Sunday 9 October 2022
MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) (B/L/D)

Corinda Cottage is first this morning, a beautifully restored Victorian villa wrapped in a masterfully executed garden. The phenomenal MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) is our next stop. MONA’s subterranean architecture showcases David Walsh’s $110m private collection of art and antiquities. Lunch is included in the restaurant. Time to relax in our hotel before our Farewell Dinner tonight.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza, Hobart

DAY 8
Monday 10 October 2022
Hobart to Home (B/L)

Enjoy a guided walk in Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, a grand finale for our spring garden tour. Afternoon flight home from Hobart.

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
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  • Air-conditioned motorcoach throughout tour
  • Deluxe accommodation for 7 nights
  • Breakfast daily, 7 Lunches & 4 Dinners
  • Entrance fees to all gardens and sightseeing including Table Cape Tulip Farm, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Bob Cherry’s private garden, Kaydale Lodge, Wychwood Garden, Old Wesleydale Garden, Crawleighwood Garden, Willie Smiths Apple Shed, Royal Tasmanian
    Botanical Gardens, Salamanca Market, MONA

TOUR PRICE

Twin Share land only $3,850 per person
Twin Share including air $4,195 per person
Single Supplement $950

All prices in Australian dollars
Prices based on minimum 15 passengers
Air price is based on departure from Sydney

DISCOUNTS

Earlybird $100 if paid in full before 3 June 2022
Previous Traveller $50
Garden Clinic Member $25

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