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Visit the Bradman museum of Bowral.

Discover great gardens natural and created combined with iconic sights on your garden tour with Botanica World Discoveries.

from $3,845 USD per person

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Enjoy a visit to the Bowral Tulip Festival with Botanica World Discoveries. Visit Canberra’s sights and the splendour of Floriade as well as the majesty of the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley Gardens. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTNF8
Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: Sydney Return
Meals included: 14

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Day 1. Arrive Sydney to Bowral

Depart Sydney Hotel at 9.30am or Sydney Airport at 10.00am travelling to Bowral in the Southern Highlands. On the way visit the lush Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, with displays from all over the world. Afterwards visit the private garden, Greenbrier Park. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.
Stay: Two Nights: Bowral, Gibraltar Hotel or similar
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Red Cow Farm, Moidart and Bowral Tulip Festival

Visit Red Cow Farm, then onto Moidart, with its sunken rose garden. Visit Bowral’s Tulip Festival, an annual event showcasing an array of spring colour.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 3. Floriade and Canberra Sightseeing, Freedom of Choice

Arrive into Canberra and visit Floriade, Australia’s celebration of spring with its mass of colourful bulbs. Enjoy new types of blooms as Floriade showcases the latest bulb varieties. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Canberra along with spectacular views from atop of Mt Ainslie. Later, enjoy the freedom to choose to visit to the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia or take a tour of new Parliament House.
Stay: Three Nights: Canberra, Novotel Hotel or similar
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 4. Private Gardens of the Monaro

Today we travel south to the Monaro High Country, and stunning private gardens, situated on historic merino sheep and cattle stations. Meet the owners and enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Canberra Private Gardens

Today spend time visiting some of Canberra’s gardens. Enjoy the unique opportunity to visit the grounds of Government House, the Home of the Governor General (subject to availability). Afterwards take a tour of the National Arboretum one of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees, winner of the World Architecture award for landscape where you will have time to enjoy lunch. This afternoon visit a beautiful private garden and meet their owner.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. Kentgrove & Mayfield Garden

Depart Canberra for Goulburn where we visit Kentgrove Historic Homestead, once site of the orchard for Argyle jam, which is now the venue for a '21st century' Victorian Kitchen Garden, designed with the challenges of climate change in mind. Afterward travel to Oberon to the privately owned Mayfield Garden, the largest privately owned cool climate garden in Australia before arriving into Leura.
Stay: Two Nights: Leura, Fairmont Resort or similar
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 7. Mayfield Garden

Visit a private garden before travelling to Mayfield Garden, the largest privately owned cool climate garden in Australia. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Blue Mountains and Depart Sydney

Enjoy time to visit a rare plant nursery in Leura before visiting some more exclusive private gardens. Arrive back to Sydney Airport at 5.00pm or Sydney hotel at 6.00pm.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Greenbrier Park, Moidart and Red Cow Farm Gardens in Bowral
  • Explore Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens
  • Attend the Tulip Festival in Bowral
  • Visit private gardens of Canberra
  • Choose to visit the War Museum, National Gallery or New Parliament House in Canberra
  • Visit cool climate private gardens of the Monaro region
  • Explore nature’s garden - the Blue Mountains and private gardens
  • Visit the private garden, Mayfield
  • Learn about the region from your local Coach Captain


Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned.
  • Services of a Botanical Guide and experienced Coach Captain
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • 14 Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • Travel in a small group aboard a luxury vehicle with room to spread out
  • Stay in centrally located 4-star hotels

Additional Information

Fitness Level

  • Our tours and cruise cater to various fitness levels
  • This tour requires a medium level of fitness – Involves walking on uneven surfaces for more than one hour, multiple two-night stays in one location with potential for unexpected changes to itineraries

Celebrate Spring at Floriade

  • Floriade blooms in Canberra each spring, transforming Commonwealth Park into a rich tapestry of colour. Over one million colourful bulbs and annuals create a vibrant and unrivalled display.

Trip Notes

  • Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change
  • A medium level of fitness is required to participate in this tour
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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