23 September - 26 September 2019
Developed in 1988 as a grand, one off floral tribute to mark Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th anniversary, Floriade has become Canberra’s most iconic annual tourism event and Australia’s premier spring festival. The floral display of more than a million bulbs and annuals planted across 8,000 square metres of inner city parkland is more than just a flower show. Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities.
Staying at the stylish QT hotel in the centre of Canberra, you will not be disappointed at the luxury, service and great food!
For the science buffs out here, while we’re in Canberra Questacon is must! With plenty of hands on displays, things to create and discover, there are heaps of fun and interesting presentations and shows to enjoy. Another place on our to-do list is Cockington Green. At Cockington Green we will venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously handcrafted miniature buildings from around the world. Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, complete the experience with a ride on the miniature steam train or view the 34 room dolls house! Then we will enjoy lunch and possibly some homemade scones in the Garden Cafe. There is something for everyone at Cockington Green Gardens.
With so much to see and do in Canberra during the Floriade festival, we are sure you’ll have a fantastic time exploring Australia’s capital with us.
This holiday package includes staffing support, 4 days/3 nights twin share accommodation at the QT hotel in Canberra, all transport from Wollongong (we can assist with travel arrangements to Wollongong if required), all mains meals, entry to all attractions as per itinerary and all staffing expenses.
All you need to do is pack your bags and come along for the fun! Each participant will have access to photos taken on their holiday and we have hard cover photo books available for purchase too.
Total Package Cost $199.00 + NDIS Supports
Departure Point: Wollongong
Not an NDIS Participant or don't wish to use NDIS funds? Contact Us for a full cost breakdown.
Meeting at Wollongong location we will do introductions and welcome participants to our group , then travel as group to Canberra with a lunch and few leg stretch stops along the way . On arrival we will check into our accommodation, unpack our bags and settle into our rooms . From here, we will get ready for dinner and head out as a group in Canberra . After dinner, we head back to our accommodation to relax and enjoy some free time before bed.
We will enjoy the amazing array of food on offer for breakfast at the hotel
, then off to the explore Floriade!
At lunch, we will take advantage of the many food options available at the festival
. After lunch we’ll check out more of the displays and activities at Floriade
. Later we will make our way back to our hotel and put our feet up for a while
, then we will get ready for dinner
. Dinner and after entertainment will be in Canberra as a group
After we will head back to our accommodation to relax and enjoy some free time before bed.
We will enjoy the amazing array of food on offer for breakfast at the hotel . After breakfast we will get ready and head out for the day . Our first visit will be to Questacon . Next we will visit Cockington Green . After the activities we will make our way back to our hotel and put our feet up for a while , then we will get ready for dinner . Dinner and after entertainment will be in Canberra as a group . After we will head back to our accommodation to relax and enjoy some free time before bed.
We will enjoy our last breakfast together as a group . Then we will pack up our things, making sure we’ve not left anything behind and check out of the hotel . We will make our way back to Wollongong with lunch and a few leg stretch stops along the way . Arriving back to our families and friends in Wollongong in the afternoon.
As listed in our Terms and Conditions - Trusted Travel will endeavor to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. Due to circumstances out of our control, this itinerary may be subject to change.
We understand that not everyone lives near the departure location. If you need assistance getting to and from the meeting point, please contact our friendly travel consultants. They will happily help you to find and arrange a way from A to B.
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