Floriade, Canberra, ACT.
A million blooms transform the nation’s capital into a blaze of colour each spring.
Canberra’s famously frosty winters provide the perfect nurturing conditions for the million tulips and annuals that bloom right on cue each spring in a park overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. Once a daytime-only event, the Floriade festival now includes NightFest, with cutting-edge light installations and entertainment over five magical evenings in September.
Reasons to attend
1. Love taking swoon-inducing photographs? Floriade’s fragrant flowerbeds, planted with masses of tulips and annuals to express a different theme each year, are a photographer’s dream. More than 440,000 visitors flock from all over the world to see the Southern Hemisphere’s largest flower festival, which has free admission.