Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Package

Stay in Melbourne + Explore the show with like-minded garden lovers!
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    4 days, 3 nights
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    4 days
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  • Three nights in Melbourne
  • Two days at the Melbourne Flower Show
  • Share the experience with fellow over-60 garden lovers!

Enjoy four days in Melbourne with like-minded garden lovers!
This package includes three nights of accommodation, two full days at the International Flower & Garden Show, daily breakfast to energize your mornings, and a welcome dinner to foster connections with your fellow travellers - the perfect opportunity to make new friends with like-minded garden lovers!

About the show
The smell of freshly cut grass and bursting blooms will scent the Melbourne air once again for the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show: the largest floral and garden event in the Southern Hemisphere, hosted in the exquisite heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

Featuring the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, the MIFGS is a celebration of lifestyle and our great outdoors.


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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show



Tour Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodation at the 3.5-star Mercure Welcome Melbourne
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Welcome two-course dinner to meet your fellow travellers
  • Two-day ticket for entry into the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show during your stay
Your fare excludes:
  • Flights to and from Melbourne (please enquire for a quote incl. airfares)
  • Airport transfers
  • Transfers to and from the Melbourne International Garden Show (See FAQ for details about the free tram to and from the show)



Tuesday 19 March 2024

Welcome to Melbourne! Make your way to the Mercure Welcome Melbourne hotel, where check-in begins from 2pm. Take this day to explore the vibrant city of Melbourne at your leisure. Tonight, gather with your fellow gardening enthusiasts for a Welcome Dinner, where you can share your excitement and anticipation for the days ahead.

  • Included Meals: Dinner

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, it's opening day of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the event, held in the sprawling grounds of Carlton Gardens and the heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. With over 900 exhibitors, including talented landscape and floral designers, you'll be treated to incredible installations that showcase their creativity and expertise. Marvel at the thousands of freshly cut and styled blooms that fill the air with enchanting fragrances. Don't miss out on the competitions, workshops, interactive spaces, demonstrations, expert advice, and delightful catering experiences that await you throughout the day. The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show welcomes visitors from 9am to 5pm.

Enjoy your evening at your own pace, taking advantage of the central location of your hotel that offers easy access to various dining options in Melbourne.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Thursday 21 March 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, embrace day two of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Take the opportunity to explore areas you may have missed on the previous day or revisit your favorite exhibits to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and inspiration on display. The show is open from 9am to 5pm, allowing ample time for you to enjoy the captivating displays and engaging activities.

In the evening, relish the freedom to dine at your leisure, as your hotel is conveniently located near a plethora of dining options in the vibrant city of Melbourne.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Friday 22 March 2024

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before making your homeward journey. We hope you had an incredible time exploring the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show alongside like-minded travelers.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Dates and Prices


19 – 22 March 2024 ONLY

  • Twin share from $899 per person
  • Single Traveller from $1,199


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Standard Room

Melbourne's most centrally located accommodation, Mercure Welcome Melbourne hotel is surrounded by the city's popular venues, including Emporium shopping centre, theatres, galleries, bars & restaurants, along with its own Louden Kitchen & Grill. The hotel is within easy reach of Melbourne Airport, public transport and Melbourne's many great restaurants, bars and shops.

Tastefully appointed and contemporary, guest rooms at this impressive Melbourne hotel offer everything needed for a comfortable stay. 

Newly renovated, Standard Room comes with 1 Queen bed or 2 Single beds. Modern 23 square metre room, featuring a modern bathroom, smart TV, black-out curtains and convenient desk workspace. Also features climate control, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board

Room imagery is for illustration purposes only, actual room layout, furnishing and design may vary. This is subject to availability at the time of check in.



Looking to extend in Melbourne we recommend adding pre nights rather than stay longer. The Grand Prix will be on in Melbourne during the same time as the Flower Show and accommodation properties require 2 night stays for Friday 22 March & Saturday 23 March at event rates.

Willing to share: One of the advantages of travelling on a dedicated group departure is that we have the ability to match solo travellers, so that you they can avoid paying the single supplement. Subject to availability of another traveller of the same gender willing to share. Please note you will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid19.

Getting to the Flower & Garden Show - Melbourne's Free Tram Zone operates within the CBD and stops directly out the front of the Carlton Gardens. The closest tram stop within the Free Tram Stop zone to Carlton Gardens is Stop 10 Nicolson St and Victoria parade. Please refer for this link for the Free Tram Zone Map.

Tram Stop 11 (Melbourne Museum) is the closest stop to MIFGS, with entry to the Show being into the Royal Exhibition Building via the Museum Plaza, however, please note this is outside of the free tram zone.

Suggested Tram Journey:

  • Stop #9: Travelling via Route 30 – St Vincent’s Plaza – Central Pier Dockland via La Trobe Street/Victoria Street. Learn more.
  • Stop #10 or #11, Accessible stops: Travelling via Route 86 – Bundoora RMIT – Waterfront City Docklands via Albert Street/Nicholson Street (Stop #10) or Melbourne Museum/Nicholson Street (Stop #11). Learn more.
    • Stop #10 or #11, Accessible stops: Travelling via Route 96 – East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach via Albert Street/Nicholson Street (Stop #10) or Melbourne Museum/Nicholson Street (Stop #11). Learn more.


    Visitors can catch the following bus routes close to the Show:

    Victoria Street/Victoria Parade

    Bus routes 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 402 (Carlton Gardens/Victoria St), 684, 905, 906, 907, 908

    Rathdowne Street

    Bus routes 250, 251 and 402


    The closest train station is Parliament Station which is in the City Loop. Parliament Station’s Spring / Lonsdale Street provides lift access to street level. This exit is only 600m from the Victoria St Entrance to the show (Carlton Gardens).



    Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

    Minimum number of passengers required for tour to proceed.

    Non-Refundable deposit of $300 per person is required within 7 days of booking.

    Final payment due no later than Friday 5 January 2024

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