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Explore Floriade and Tulip Time with like-minded garden lovers! (Sept 2022)

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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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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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


17-20 September 2022 - ONE DEPARTURE ONLY!

  • Twin share - from $1172 per person
  • Solo traveller - from $1620

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 17 Sep 2022 - 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

Sun 18 Sep 2022 - 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. 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 working 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. Then 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. Enjoy a unique dinner tonight after-hours at Floriade with the innovative team from Pialligo Estate at their Floriade Marquee Cafe.

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

Mon 19 Sep 2022 - Floriade & Canberra

Today enjoy the spectacle and festivities of Floriade.  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 markets, sculptures, workshops and live music.

  • Included Meals: Breakfast

Tue 20 Sep 2022 - Canberra – Bowral – Sydney

Discover the Southern highlands during Tulip Time, when Corbett Gardens, Bowral becomes the festival centrepiece with over 75,000 tulips.  Enjoy the festival vibe before regrouping for Devonshire tea in the southern Highlands town of Mittagong. Arrival time back at the Rydges Sydney Central is approximately 6:30pm

  • 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 17 Sep 2022 – flights to arrive anytime into Sydney Airport
  • Tue 20 Sep 2022 – 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 $200 per person is payable within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due no later than Friday 17 June 2022

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 are not included.