Garden Cruise to Kangaroo Island, Hobart & Adelaide with Jane Edmanson

Feb 10
Including accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Garden Cruise led by Jane Edmanson onboard the luxurious Queen Elizabeth will be a wonderful opportunity to cruise from Melbourne to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Hobart. We hope that you can join us!

Tour highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular views as we cruise Port Phillip Bay and out through the heads
  • A game of Garden Trivial Pursuit
  • A welcome drinks party
  • Lathami Conservation Park- Kangaroo Island
  • Stokes Bay Bush Garden, home to over 150 species of plants unique to Kangaroo Island
  • A tour of Seal Bay, viewing the Sea Lion colony
  • A panoramic tour of Adelaide
  • International Rose Garden
  • Adelaide Botanic Garden
  • Carrick Hill - The interior is 400 years old and was shipped from England
  • Hobart Botanical Garden
  • Corinda, an enchanting inner-city garden
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Queen Elizabeth
Garden Cruise to Kangaroo Island, Hobart & Adelaide with Jane Edmanson Map


  • Travel on Queen Elizabeth in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Elizabeth
  • Private activities on board Queen Elizabeth and a drinks parties
  • Garden tours of Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Hobart
  • Tour leadership by Jane Edmanson
  • Tour management by a Travelrite International Tour Manager
  • Port and handling charges on Queen Elizabeth
  • Cruise taxes
  • Onboard gratuities

Fantastic value!

The cruise represents amazing value. There are no extras, everything is included in the one great price. Port and handling and gratuities, normally expensive extras, are included in the price.

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. There will be group activities most days. The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.

Queen Elizabeth Deck plans

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth is sleek and contemporary with the most advanced technological features and luxurious appointments. The Queen Elizabeth continues the heritage of cruising of the 1930s and the great Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. The great traditions of fine service, food and entertainment continue better than ever. Enjoy the facilities of the gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, the casino, theatres, the cinema, computer and internet access, the Health and Spa Club, seven bars and much more. Take part in the multitude of daily activities that include numerous lectures on an array of topics, the regular musical performances, ship sports and much more. A voyage on the Queen Elizabeth is an exceptional experience to be savoured and remembered!

Clothing on board Queen Elizabeth

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. Nights at sea are classified as formal for dress purposes and nights in port are classified as informal. During the evening on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required in the main restaurants. On informal nights, a jacket and tie is required for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. Casual nights require a collared shirt for gentlemen. The self-service restaurants are casual.

Sunday February 10, 2019

Embarkation Melbourne

This afternoon we board Queen Elizabeth for our garden cruise to Kangaroo Island. Meet Jane on deck to enjoy spectacular views as we cruise Port Phillip Bay and out through the heads.

Monday February 11, 2019

At sea

The morning will be free to explore the ship. In the afternoon, join Jane Edmanson for a game of Garden Trivial Pursuit. We will divide the group into teams to compete in answering garden questions. This is a great way to meet your fellow group members and there will be prizes for the winners. We will enjoy a drinks party this evening to formally meet Jane Edmanson and other tour members.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Kangaroo Island

After disembarking in the morning at Kangaroo Island, we travel by coach to the Lathami Conservation Park, an immense shrubland and breeding sanctuary for the Glossy Black Cockatoo, a rare bird found only on this island. Afterwards we will visit the Stokes Bay Bush Garden, home to over 150 species of plants unique to Kangaroo Island. The garden spans more than 3 hectares, and features a wide variety of plants including Dryandras, Orchids, and Grevilleas. The afternoon brings us to the southern coast of the island, where we will have a tour of Seal Bay, viewing the Sea Lion colony and learning about their habitats before returning to the port early evening.

Wednesday February 13, 2019


We dock in Adelaide today, a gracious city, where the early settlers built attractive stone buildings. The city has a superb setting surrounded by green parkland. We will enjoy a panoramic tour of Adelaide. We will see the art gallery, museum, state library, university and the casino. We continue on to visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden. We will have a guided tour of the restored Victorian Palm House and the National Rose Trial Garden as well as the International Rose Garden. There should be a gorgeous display of roses at this time of year. This afternoon we will visit Carrick Hill, built 62 years ago. We will enjoy a guide tour of the house. The interior is 400 years old and was shipped from England. The house contains many wonderful antiques. The gardens feature a large assortment of roses including important collections of old fashioned roses and Australian roses. Jane will escort us around the garden.

Thursday February 14, 2019

At sea

We have a free day at sea today to enjoy the many facilities and activities aboard the ship. In the afternoon Jane Edmanson will give a talk on her career in horticulture and the media, and answer any questions you might have.

Friday February 15, 2019


We dock in Hobart this morning. We will have a guided tour of Hobart before visiting the ‘Patch’ at the Hobart Botanical Garden, an inspiring example of an urban community garden that was first started in 1995. This afternoon we visit Corinda, an enchanting inner-city garden positioned around a beautifully restored Victorian house. Since the early nineties Wilmar Bouman and Matthew Ryan have recreated the garden of a century-old property. A pleached linden tree walk in the shape of a U, under planted with clipped box hedges, frames the garden. Flower-packed perennial beds overflow with colour, contrasting with an intricate, stylised parterre and a profusion of hostas, lilies and other shade-lovers under mature trees. We return to the ship for an evening at leisure.

Saturday February 16, 2019

At sea

Today you are free to enjoy some of the many activities available aboard Queen Elizabeth. Why not enjoy a spa or massage in the Wellness Centre, take a relaxing swim, an exercise class at the gym or play quoits or shuttle board.

Sunday February 17, 2019


This morning we arrive back into Melbourne.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
IE Inside Forward/Aft 4,5,6,8 $3,970 $5,960
ID Inside Aft 5,6,7 $3,990 $6,000
GC Inside Midships 1 $4,050 $6,060
FB Oceanview Midships* 4 $4,090 $6,180
EC Oceanview Midships/Aft 1 $4,290 $6,580
EB Oceanview Midships 1 $4,350 $6,690
BE Balcony Forward/Aft 4,5,6,7,8 $4,750 $7,470
BD Balcony Aft 5,6,7 $4,790 $7,580
BB Balcony Midships 5,6,7,8 $4,950 $7,880
BA Balcony Midships 5,6,7 $6,190 $10,490
A2 Club Balcony Midships 8 $6,890 $11,980
A1 Club Balcony Midships 8 $6,990 $12,180
P1 Princess Suite 7,8 $6,990 $12,190
Q4 Queens Suite 7 $8,290 $14,840
Included port & handling charges $245 $245
Included cruise gratuities $115 $115


    • Travel on Queen Elizabeth in the selected cabin category
    • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Elizabeth
    • Private activities on board Queen Elizabeth and a drinks parties
    • Garden tours of Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Hobart
    • Tour leadership by Jane Edmanson
    • Tour management by a Travelrite International Tour Manager
    • Port and handling charges on Queen Elizabeth
    • Cruise taxes
    • Onboard gratuities


    • Travel insurance
    • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. These will be quoted for separately
    • Drinks on board (excepting the drinks party)
    • Lunches when not on the ship


    All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.


    International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

    Tour Operator

    Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Queen Elizabeth is operated by Cunard Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the 2019 brochure. All passengers must complete the cruise personaliser on the Cunard Cruise website and complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form.

    Deposit and Payment

    A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards

    Cancellation Charges

    Number of days before sailing.

    Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
    Over 90 days Loss of deposit
    90 - 61 days 75% of full fare
    60 days or less 100% of full fare
    Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare


    The tour is based on arrangements, which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.

    Travel Documents

    All passengers will require a valid passport with six month validity. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

    Travel Insurance

    Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

    Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.


    Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/ cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/ cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Cunard Cruises cruise passage contract, detailed on the Cunard Cruises website.

    How to Book

    Bookings can be made online or by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

    Postal Booking
    Travelrite International Pty Ltd
    423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

    Online Booking
    Book Online Now

    Further information can be obtained by telephoning
    Toll Free:1800 630 343
    Telephone (03) 8803 6868
    Fax (03) 9836 8068

    About Travelrite International

    Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for more than 35 years. It is fully ATS accredited (AT10538) and has two fully credited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. As such, it directly represents the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.


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