If your idea of the perfect break is to channel your inner naturalist and connect with the wonders of the living planet, you’re going to adore this new tour of Lord Howe Island.
It’s time to step out into the wild and notice the beauty of everything that surrounds you, with the launch of Botanica World Discoveries’ new Lord Howe Island tour.
Celebrating 20 years of uncovering the world’s most enchanting gardens, Botanica World Discoveries is embracing its proud Australian heritage by continually expanding its domestic offering with the company recently announcing tours to Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, the Murray River region, a South Australian Art and Gardens tour, the “Fork to Fork” tour in Victoria, the Melbourne Flower Show and more.
Each Botanica tour is accompanied by an expert Botanical Guide and incorporates visits to private gardens, iconic attractions along with art, music, and gourmet experiences away from the main tourist trail.
These boutique tours are carefully curated to pique the interest of gardeners and non- gardeners alike offering an intimate exploration and a truly insightful travel experience.
The Lord Howe Island tour
If you’ve always fancied travelling to the beautiful island of Lord Howe, now is the perfect time.
The tour will be hosted by botanical guide and Lord Howe Island expert, Dr. Ian Hutton, OAM. Author, photographer and naturalist, Hutton has lived on the Island for more than 40 years and will share his expansive local knowledge of the island’s biodiversity with its endemic plant species,
diverse marine life and tropical climate.
“For me, living on Lord Howe Island is like living inside a David Attenborough documentary. Outside my front door is the island’s rainforest – alive with the calls of rare endemic birds.”
Dr. Ian Hutton, OAM. Author, photographer and naturalist
“Through my observations, research and photography, I have been able to produce 10 books on the island, including five pocket guides to the flora and fauna, as well as a fern guide. I can’t wait to share it all with Botanica guests when they visit next year,” Hutton concluded.
In addition to writing numerous books, Hutton has also worked on a number of research projects about plants, birds, geology and climate change, plus has published numerous scientific papers.
Hutton will lead a maximum of 16 Botanica guests on a variety of nature walks each day of the tour and will also deliver four evening lectures covering the island’s history, ecology, endemic plants and conservation practices.
The 8-day small group tour departs Sydney on 18 April 2021 and is priced from $6,795 per person, twin share, and includes return airfares from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, all meals, sightseeing, and 7 nights’ accommodation at the Leanda Lei Apartments, or the opportunity to upgrade to the Arajilla Retreat. For people travelling solo, the starting price for the 8-day tour is from $9,095.
If you are unable to make the April trip, don’t fret, because a second departure is being planned for October 2021.
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