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September to October marks the season of the Canberra Floriade Festival, one of Australia’s most awaited flower shows that has been around since 1988. The festival showcases Australia’s lovely and colourful array of flora. Around 300,000 bulbs are annually distributed to community groups, schools and organisations to plant out in their homes and suburbs, bringing gorgeous bursts of colour to the whole city for the entire duration of the festival.
We’ve designed a custom Canberra Floriade Tour to showcase not only the Floriade Festival itself, but also take guests to visit the National Arboretum and The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection, as well as Tulip Top Gardens, a private estate that houses a fabulous display of colourful tulips. Truly a feast for the eyes!
Hotel Pickups - We start with customer pickups at: iBis Styles Canberra, Diplomat Ramada, Forrest Hotel and Apartments, Hyatt Hotel, North Building Civic, and Canberra Rex Hotel between 9am to 9.30am depending on the pickup schedule.
National Arboretum & The National Bonsai and Penjing Collection
Leave for Canberra Floriade Festival
Arrive at Floriade - self guided touring and time for leisurely lunch (own expense)
Leave for Tulip Tops
Tulip Tops – self guided touring (entry fee included)
Leave for hotels
Canberra Floriade Tour concludes. Arrive back at your accommodation or the North Building Civic.
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As soon as possible. This highly-awaited tour happens at a very busy time of the year, and runs for only 30 days, which means that there are limited slots compared to most of our other tours.
If you aren’t coming from a hotel, pickups will be done outside the North Building on London CCT.
During the tour, expect several minutes of light walking, but you are not required to walk as much as the other people on your tour group if you are not interested or able to walk because of physical limitations or disabilities. In the end, it will largely be at the discretion of the person.
Food merchants will be available at the Floriade Festival, but you are allowed to bring your picnic lunch. All meals will be at the expense of each customer and are not included in the tour.
It will be all in daylight hours in springtime. It could be cool, to begin with, but it’s most likely to be mild spring weather. A light overcoat might be advised.
Alternative dates would be offered. If you are not available on those said dates, we can issue a full refund. However, you should note that we will make try our best to ensure that the tour proceeds even in the event of inclement weather.
It is suggested you check the weather forecast the night before your tour and bring an umbrella or raincoat at your discretion.
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Canberra’s best day tour! This experience packs as much as possible into a single day, giving you the best possible experience & context of Australia’s Capital in a days’ tour
Time and time again the tour impresses those who choose to take part. Travel at the best time of the day to see some of Australia’s unique animals in the wild.
A terrific full day tour, not only because of the magnificent wines you’ll taste & have the opportunity to buy, but also for the beautiful countryside through Canberra’s wine region
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