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Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 March 2014 5 Day Short Break
Victoria’s capital Melbourne sits on the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Lauded for its sense of style and elegance Melbourne boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia’s best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking and a flourishing interest in the arts. Restored and preserved nineteenth century architecture built following the discovery of gold, provides a heady reminder of a prosperous age, while beautifully tended parks and gardens present a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life.
Melbourne and Victoria host some of Australia’s most prestigious events throughout the year including the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show in March. Melbourne Flower Show 2015 The Melbourne International Flower Show, at the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, still remains the biggest annual flower show in the Southern Hemisphere!! The show will see creativity and passion of Australia’s top floral and landscape designers delivered in stunning displays as well as a strong environmental message for gardening in the climate we live.
TUESDAY 24 MARCH
CHC-MEL Depart 6.30am NZ891 | Arrive 8.25am
On arrival City Sightseeing Tour
Afternoon Guided Tour of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens
WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH
Melbourne Flower Show
THURSDAY 26 MARCH
Day Trip Mt Macedon including: Guided House & Garden Tour of “Duneira”Lunch at the Trading Post
Afternoon visit to “Tieve Tara” Garden & “Forest Glade
FRIDAY 27 MARCH
Day Trip to The Dandenongs including: Morning visit to National Rhododendron Garden, Olinda
Midday arrival at “Cloudehill” Garden & Nursery, Olinda for a talk with owner Jeremy Francis, before enjoying lunch followed by a walk around these beautiful gardens.
Another garden visit TBA
SATURDAY 28 MARCH
Morning free to shop or visit Fitzroy & the Treasury Gardens
Late afternoon transfer to Melbourne International airport
MEL-CHC Depart 6.35pm VA100 | Arrive 11.50pm
ACCOMMODATION: CROSSLEY HOTEL
Winner of the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence
4 Star boutique hotel surrounded by theatres, Chinatown and unique restaurants. Friendly, personalized service.
51 Little Bourke St tel +(61 3) 9639 1639
- Economy Class Return Airfares CHC-MELB
- Four Star Accommodation
Crossley Hotel 4 nights
- 4 Full Cooked Breakfasts
- 2 Lunches
- 2 Dinners
- Entry to Flower Show
- All Sightseeing and Garden Entry Fees
Additional Activities available at the time.