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Floriade Canberra & Tulip Time Bowral Tour (Sep 2021)

Calling all garden enthusiasts!

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 on one easy, affordable holiday!

3 nights
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  • free_breakfastDaily breakfast
  • local_activitySelected entry fees
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About this holiday

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Tour map

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.

Why you'll love this trip:

  • For those that want to enjoy and explore the festivities of Floriade
  • Explore the highlights of Australia’s National Capital
  • Indulge in a special after-hours dinner with Pialligo Estate at their Floriade Marquee Café
  • Discover the Southern highlands during Tulip Time

Tour Highlights:

  • FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS - Experience Floriade at your own pace and own style with the whole day to explore the colours of the flowers.
  • ICONIC SITES - Marvel at the floral designs at Australia's Biggest Celebration of Spring, Floriade.
  • TIME FOR YOU - Enjoy some free time in Bowral whilst visiting the floral display of Tulip Time at Corbett Gardens.
  • SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL - Give back to the community by shopping at the local markets and supporting local artists.


  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
  • 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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Stay the night before your tour departs at Rydges Sydney Central

The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

  • Rydges Sydney Central
  • Crowne Plaza Canberra

Travel dates


18-21 September 2021 - ONE DEPARTURE ONLY!

  • Twin share - from $988 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $1360 (You can also choose to share accommodation with another solo traveller of the same gender and waive the single supplement.)

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.



Sat 18 Sep 2021 - Arrive Sydney

On arrival in Sydney, you'll be transferred from Sydney 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

Sun 19 Sep 2021 - 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 with your experienced Driver Guide and travel through the rolling hills andand verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima to see its convict-era sandstone gaol, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Gold Creek is a pastoral property that currently runs merino sheep and beef cattle. On arrival in Canberra, join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, the seat of the nation’s government. Built almost entirely of Australian materials, 10,000 people worked its construction. Visit the Australian War Memorial, which brings together a world-class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive. Hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Join your travelling companions at a unique after-hours dinner at Floriade, with the innovative team from Pialligo Estate in their Floriade Marquee Café.

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

Mon 20 Sep 2021 - Floriade & Canberra

Enjoy the spectacle and festivities of Floriade 2021. Originally developed as a floral display to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th birthday, this month long festival attracts more than 480,000 attendees per year. The day is free for you to enjoy not only over a million flowers but also markets, sculptures, workshops and live music.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Tue 21 Sep 2021 - Canberra – Bowral – Sydney

Discover the Southern highlands during Tulip Time, when Corbett Gardens in Bowral becomes the festival centrepiece with over 75,000 tulips. Enjoy a leisurely stroll among the garden beds blooming with colour. This afternoon, a Devonshire Tea of hot scones with jam and cream awaits you in the quaint town of Mittagong. Your colourful weekend concludes on arrival in Sydney this evening at approximately 6.00pm.

  • 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:

  • Sat 18 Sep 2021 – flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Tue 21 Sep 2021 – 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 and extra SIM cards
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
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Fine print


Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is payable within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due no later than Friday 18 June 2021.

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.