Australia's Celebration of Spring
Floriade or "Australia's Celebration of Spring" is one of the most spectacular spring festivals, featuring extensive displays of flowering bulbs. Floriade is considered to be the most important regular event for tourism in the Australian Capital Territory. Beside the flower display there are also cultural celebrations, musical shows, artistic manifestations and many other activities.
The name Floriade comes from the Latin word 'floriat' and was inspired by flower festivals held in the Netherlands.
brief history ...
Floriade began in 1988 as a commemoration of Australia's bicentenary. Floriade is huge floral display of tulips and other spring flowers for which Canberra
is an ideal climate.
Since 1988 Floriade has always been held in Canberra
's Commonwealth Park located close to the Lake Burley Griffin.
tourist information ...
How to get there
From Sydney you can either catch a train
from the Central Station
, which is close to the City center, or by car via the highway that is linking Sydney and Canberra
Floriade, Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Floriade festival runs from mid September to mid October.