Marlborough Farm, Garden & Sheep Round-Up

7 hours | Picton | P C N - 2 2 5
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventure
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

The Gardens at Upton Oaks
The gardens at Upton Oaks have been recognized as a Garden of National Significance and have graced the glossy pages of numerous magazines. Developed over many years and created in harmony with the elegant style of the 1911 Victorian villa that dominates this 1.5-acre site, owners Dave and Sue Monahan have created an intimate floral setting with romantic touches, intense color and perfumed blooms around every bend. Although formal in design and structure, the gardens overflow with floral and leafy vegetation. Follow winding pathways that lead to unexpected surprises-from a stately olive grove to abundant vegetable beds, an 1850s guest cottage and a French-style gazebo.

Winterhome Farm & Garden
Some 3,500 breeding sheep and 100 cattle are raised on this stunning coastal farm. Meet the farm manager at the farm woolshed for a sheep dog demonstration, where the incredibly talented dogs skillfully muster a small flock of sheep. Look on as an expert shearer delicately relieves a ewe of its snowy fleece in a matter of moments. Then, journey a short distance to the Winterhome Garden, where you will be met by your hosts, the Macfarlane family. Stroll through the unique large-scale formal garden and take in the many different vistas, including local mountains and a rugged coastline. Note the world-class design of the garden and its intersecting axes, which encourage guests to walk in unexpected directions to discover fish ponds, a citrus grove, floral avenues, and even an avocado orchard.

What you will see along the way:
As you travel from port through Blenheim, take in the ever-changing vistas as your motorcoach climbs through the Wither Hills, where yellow grasses yield to the rolling emerald farmland of Dashwood Pass and the scenic Awatere Valley. Marlborough's weather is legendary for its sunny days, so look to the clear skies for views across the valley to Mt. Tapuaenuku.

Lunch:
A true Kaikoura Coast icon, The Store is the ultimate coastal experience and a special place for you to sit back and relax while a delicious coastal country-style lunch is served to you, accompanied by local award-winning Black Cottage wine.

Special Notes:

Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Shipside to Upton Oak Gardens

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Upton Oaks Gardens Including morning tea

Time at site:
01:00

Depart Upton Oaks for Winterhome

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:15

Winterhome Gardens and The Store

Time at site:
01:55

Depart Winterhome for Makana

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00

Makana Chocolates

Time at site:
00:20

Makana Chocolates to shipside

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:00