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Botanica

Canberra's Floriade, New South Wales Tulips and Private Gardens

Sydney Return

Trip Code: BTNF8
8 Days
21 Sep 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 8 days in a small group with Botanical Guide Judy Horton
  • 7 nights' accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels plus 15 meals
  • Airport transfers on first and last day; travel on a comfortable coach with room to spread out
  • Visit Greenbrier Park & Retford Park in Bowral and attend the Tulip Festival in Bowral
  • See Canberra's sights and visit private gardens of Canberra
  • Visit cool climate private gardens of the Monaro region and also private gardens in Leura
  • Explore nature's garden - the Blue Mountains and private gardens
  • Visit the private garden Mayfield and explore Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size 20-25 guests
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
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Sydney Return

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Floriade

Visit the Commonwealth Park in Canberra as it celebrates spring with a mass of blooms.

Depart Sydney hotel at 9.30am and travel to Bowral in the Southern Highlands. On the way visit the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. Afterwards visit the private garden Greenbrier Park. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Bowral, Gibraltar Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Today visit The Kaya at Wildes Meadow a stunning new garden owned by world-renowned botanical artist Elaine Musgrave. Then explore Retford Park owned by the Fairfaxes for over 50 years, who played host to notable visitors including members of the British and European Royal families. This afternoon enjoy Bowral’s Tulip Festival, an annual event of blooms.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Floriade

Visit the Commonwealth Park in Canberra as it celebrates spring with a mass of blooms.


Arrive into Canberra and visit Floriade. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Canberra along with spectacular views from atop of Mt Ainslie.

Stay: Three Nights, Canberra, Novotel Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning visit Tulip Top private garden which has one of the best bulb displays in Australia. Afterwards take a tour of the National Arboretum one of the world’s largest living collections of rare trees. This afternoon enjoy the freedom to choose to visit the Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery of Australia or take a tour of new Parliament House.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel to Oberon to the privately owned Mayfield Garden, the largest privately owned cool climate garden in Australia before arriving into Leura. Afterwards visit another private garden in the area then arrive into Leura.

Stay: Two Nights, Leura, Fairmont Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you will enjoy the beauty of the region with a stop in Blackheath and a stroll around a private garden. Walk through Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens before visiting the private garden of Nooroo. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit a private garden in the morning and stop to admire the beauty of the Three Sisters. Spend time in Leura before exploring another private garden. Arrive back to Sydney hotel at approximately 6pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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