Haere mai – Welcome to
Wanaka Guided Garden Tours
Born out of the COVID-19 lockdown, tourism business “Beautiful Gardens of Wānaka” is now fully on board with its first year of unlocked overseas visitors. We are ready to flourish!
Each guided garden tour offers an eclectic mix of lovingly tended gardens to small groups of visitors or locals alike. “We see customers from keen gardeners, new-to-town residents starting their garden, visiting relatives, club excursions, farmers or just people curious to look for hidden gems beyond the fence.”
ADMIRE – LEARN – APPRECIATE
Daily departures, from 2 to 4 gardens per tour, each day a variety of outstanding local private gardens, transport, refreshments, informative narrative included.
Hearing garden stories and how-to garden knowledge is inspiring and a great way to learn what grows in the Upper Clutha climate in a relaxing memorable half-day outing.
“I enjoyed the variety of gardens we visited, I’ve learned something in each of them” said a client after a tour
Book on our online secure platform BookIT
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Or Phone Florence 021 0279 2481
This garden and nature experience brings joy to customers, the guide (lucky me!) and the gardeners themselves. They are happy to share their work and artistic creations. For some gardeners, it is their third year in the scheme. They too are refining their gardens to ensure each season offers something new and beautiful. They receive a contribution per visitor.
A social entreprise run sustainably, this inventive operation enriches the tourism attractions on offer in Wānaka. “We are putting into practice the 2030 Regenerative tourism strategy adopted by LWT, DQ and QLDC.”
Tour guide and operator Florence MicoudOur private garden tours present an outstanding collection of local gardens for visitors to enjoy with the essential ingredients of WOW, beauty, variety and a knowledgeable friendly guide.
We’ve integrated the past two seasons guests’ comments and refined our systems and delivery. Thank you for your reviews, we listen and evolve.
And thank you to all of you who join us on our tours.
A truly deep experience with gardens and nature.
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Suitable for small groups (up to 7) with discounts from 4 participants, our tours are an original end-of-year staff or club outing, with great photo settings.
We also offer gift vouchers as our guided garden tours have proven to be an appreciated and memorable gift idea.
You are welcome to share the unique opportunity our tours offer with friends or whanau you think might be interested.