Spring is in the air and the flowers are blooming. It’s the perfect time to take a tour of our nation’s finest flora. Check out these five fresh flower festivals and hit the road in a Redspot rental today.
Floriade flower festival – Canberra, 12 Sept – 11 Oct 2015
Our nation’s capital comes alive with Australia’s largest celebration of spring. The event welcomes more than 400 000 visitors a year and showcases over 1 million flowers. Discover amazing garden beds by day and witness a stunning light show by night. Whether you’re a flower fanatic or just someone who likes to get out and about, this festival is a must do.
Kings Park Festival – Perth, September 2015
The Kings Park Festival is a wildflower spectacular in the Botanic Gardens. The Festival calendar is packed with events and runs the entire month of September. Live music concerts, outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and activities cater for all ages and interests.
If you don’t get enough flower fun at Kings Park, add the Granite Wildflowers Self Drive to your trip. The drive takes 2 days travelling through historic York where you’ll see the landscape transform into flat plains with spectacular spring wildflower displays along the roadside.
Tulip Time – Bowral NSW, 5 Sept – 27 Sept 2015
Centered on Corbett Gardens, Tulip Time features the planting of around 100,000 tulip bulbs. The celebrations also include art shows, street performances and other entertainment, special dishes prepared from local produce, and specialist garden shows over the Labor Day long weekend.
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne – VIC
Discover the native wildflowers at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria. There’s a huge program of walks, talks and events celebrating the diversity and beauty of the flora of the Australian Garden and surrounding bushland. The Australian Garden has some 100,000 plants, including 1000 trees, in 15 different landscape displays and exhibition gardens.
Carnival of Flowers – Toowoomba QLD, 18 – 27 Sept 2015
Toowoomba carnival of flowers is a massive 10 days of food, flowers and fun. These guys really take it to the next level with everything from rock concerts to magical gala dinners to street parades. Just a short drive from Brisbane, this festival is not to be missed.
Need some more advice on your spring transport or want to organise your airport car rental now? Talk to one of the friendly representatives from Redspot Car Rentals by calling 1300 668 810 today. With rental locations across the country, there is sure to be a Redspot Car Rentals near you.