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Explore Floriade and Tulip Time with like-minded garden lovers! (Sydney roundtrip, Sept 2023)

Travel at 60 community holiday
Visit Floriade in Canberra and Tulip Time in Bowral on this guided tour with the Travel at 60 community. Enjoy Australia's most iconic annual floral event AND premier spring festival in the great company of new friends!
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About this holiday

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Your itinerary at a glance

Indulge your inner gardener on a journey that combines Canberra’s spectacular Floriade event and the Bowral Tulip Time Festival. You'll also explore the Southern Highlands, visit Parliament House and be moved by the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. You’ll also enjoy lunch on a working pastoral property.

Tour Highlights:

  • FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS - Stop to smell the roses at Floriade. A million blooms are on display, and you can enjoy their colour at a leisurely pace.
  • ICONIC SITES - See where Australia’s most important decisions are made at Parliament House, with political secrets revealed by a local guide.
  • TIME FOR YOU - Go your own way at Bowral’s Tulip Time festival, lingering between blossoms and finding inspiration in flower displays.


  • 1 night's accommodation in Sydney
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Canberra
  • 3 full breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Devonshire Tea and 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide


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Crowne Plaza Canberra

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Rydges Sydney Central
  • Crowne Plaza Canberra

Travel dates


17-20 September 2023 - ONE DEPARTURE ONLY!

  • Twin share - from $1,329 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $1,979 per person

Live in Sydney?
If you would prefer to avoid the hotel stay, you can also choose to meet the group early morning on 18 September 2023, travelling two nights at a reduced fare.

  • Twin share - from $1,199 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $1,720 per person

Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your seat on this community holiday. We can also arrange your flights, additional accommodation and sightseeing if required.

P​rices are subject to change.



Sun 17 Sep 2023 - Arrive Sydney

On arrival in Sydney, make your own way from the Airport to the Rydges Sydney Central. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to take in the sights of the 'Harbour City'. Tomorrow, you'll start your journey to Canberra early morning.

Hotel - Rydges Sydney Central

Mon 18 Sep 2023 - Sydney – Canberra

Please make your way to the lobby to check out of your hotel. Your tour departs Sydney at 7:30am, so please ensure you are ready to board the coach at least 15 minutes before departure.

Depart Sydney this morning and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. The allures all unite in Berrima, the best-preserved Georgian town in Australia – look no further than its convict-era sandstone gaol. Despite its gloomy history, the building awfully pretty to look at. All this touring is hungry work – thankfully, a barbecue lunch awaits on the grounds of working cattle and sheep farm Gold Creek Station, where you’ll learn about life on the land from someone who works it every day. Speaking of working hard for the money, 10,000 people spent years constructing Parliament House, the architecturally eye-catching seat of the nation’s government that was constructed largely from Australian materials. Your Canberra tour guide will take you behind the scenes and reveal all the secrets. Finally, a visit to the Australian War Memorial. Just try to not be moved by the piper’s lament.

  • Hotel: Crowne Plaza Canberra (2 nights)
  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tue 19 Sep 2023 - Floriade & Canberra

Today enjoy the spectacle and festivities of Floriade.  There are more than a million bulbs on display annually Floriade, an explosion of colour that transforms the banks of Lake Burley Griffin – as well as some of Canberra’s suburbs in recent years. The month-long affair – the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – was originally designed to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th birthday. But it has become a regular on the city’s event calendar. You’ll see why. Continue your weekend in Canberra browsing immaculate flower beds in various patterns and themes, then enjoy entertainment, market stalls and a lively spring vibe.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Wed 20 Sep 2023 - Canberra – Bowral – Sydney

Yet more flowers await in the Southern Highlands, where Bowral’s Corbett Gardens play host to 75,000 tulips. The aptly named Tulip Time fete here will inspire you to buy some bulbs to plant back at home – it’s that eye-catching. Thirsty? High tea awaits in the Southern Highlands town of Mittagong, where you can toast this action-packed short break from Sydney in style. Arrival time back at the Rydges Sydney Central is approximately 6:30pm. Please ensure your flights depart after 8:00pm.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast, Devonshire Tea



Willing to share:

One of the advantages of travelling on a Travel at 60 dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you can avoid paying the single supplement. Please note this is subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share, otherwise a single room rate applies.

Flight Information:

  • Sun 17 Sep 2023 – flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Wed 20 Sep 2023 – flights to depart after 8:00pm from Sydney Airport or you may prefer to stay an additional night in Sydney

Fitness Requirements:

  • Low level of fitness required

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
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Fine print


Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is payable within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due no later than Friday 29 June 2023

Same gender solo pair up is subject to availability. If we are unable to match you with another traveller the sole use price will be charged.

Flights or airport transfers are not included.