Wanderlust Australia 9 Day Renmark to Canberra Floriade Festival coach tour
You can’t help but feel happy when looking at flowers. Imagine how happy you’ll be looking at over a million blooming bulbs?
After the grey wintery days, join us for Australia’s biggest celebration of spring at Floriade Festival in Canberra. It’s a truely stunning colourful kaleidoscope of floral epic proportions.
If you’re an avid gardener or you’re the type who easily kills a cactus, you’ll love this trip. Over the 7 days we also visit the key sites of Canberra, one of the city’s best garden gems, see even more tulips at the Tulip Tops Gardens and visit the meticulously curated Albury Botanic Gardens.
Pack your bags because Wanderlust Australia is inviting you along for the ride. It’s going to be a fun trip!
Departure point: Renmark, SA
End destination: Renmark, SA
Tour duration: 9 days
Dept dates: 28 September 2021
Accommodation type: 4 star hotels
Trip style: Escorted & free time
Meals: Most included + freedom to choose lunches & dinners
Free time : Yes for shopping, meals and exploring like a local
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Save $100.00 if paid in full by 28th July 2021 !
$2,990.00 per person based on twin/double share room
$700.00 single supplement for a guaranteed single room
BONUS TWO FREE HOTEL NIGHTS !
* The night before departure & night of end of tour.
What you’ll experience like a local on your Wanderlust Australia 9 day tour
Greeting our fellow travellers, soon to be friends, we hit the road with anticipation for our exciting escape to experience Canberra Floriade!
This afternoon we have the chance to get to know one another as we make our way to Swan Hill for our overnight stay.
1 night | Comfort Inn Campbell Motor Inn, Swan Hill
Dinner at hotel | lunch not included
Taking a leisurely drive across wide, open plains to Deniliquin this morning, we stretch our legs at the Peppin Heritage Centre. The building was Deniliquin’s first public school. It has been transformed into a regional museum with permanent exhibitions.
We have arranged lunch at the Deniliquin RSL club before we travel through the fertile farming country of the Riverina to Wagga Wagga for our overnight stay.
1 night | Mercure Wagga Wagga
Dinner at hotel | lunch at Deniliquin RSL Club
In Gundagai this morning we take a moment to uncover the town’s intriguing stories as our guide shows us around including time to take in Rusconi’s Masterpiece. Taking nearly thirty years to build the masterpiece is made entirely of NSW marble where no plans of any kind were used during its construction. Yet it is a magnificent example of meticulous accuracy!
Next, in Yass, we’ll discover the home of the first Australian-born explorer, Hamilton Hume at Cooma Cottage. Enjoying lunch here, our guide then leads us through this fine example of a pioneer dwelling, we capture the lives they must have led.
Afterwards, we’ll continue on to Canberra. Arriving at the hotel we settle in while thinking about the wonderful days ahead; getting to know our Capital a little better and exploring fields upon fields of Springs’ colourful delights.
4 nights | Canberra Rex Hotel
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at Cooma Cottages
This morning we enjoy a city tour, unveiling such sights as Embassy Row – filled with traditional designs and splendid architecture.
Afterwards, we head to Capital Hill, the focal point of Canberra to explore the meeting place of the nation, Parliament House. Listening to our guide as we are taken behind the scenes of this political power house, we may also have a chance to witness democracy in action!
This afternoon we pay tribute at the Australian War Memorial. Join a public tour or wander at our own pace through this somber and uplifting monument. Unveiling the sacrifices made by the women and men who served, we may also like to stay for the moving Last Post Ceremony before heading to our hotel.
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at own arrangements and cost
Today we celebrate the most colourful time of year, Spring!
Experience Floriade and feel nature’s joy of renewal as we wander through the extensive displays of more than a million blossoming bulbs and annuals.
Revel in an impressive array of inspiring flowerbeds, sculptures, horticultural exhibitions and unmissable entertainment. Enjoy lunch at one of the many stalls and spend as much time as we like at this wonderful spectacle of Spring.
We’ll then have the remainder of the day to explore before meeting up again for dinner.
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at own arrangements and cost
Making sure our cameras are packed, we continue this Spring fling at the magnificent Tulip Top Gardens.
Behold the glorious display of tulips nestled between blossoming trees as we stroll along the path to the cascading waterfall. Take the popular pathway past the rosemary fields to the high viewing platform for the perfect photo opportunity.
After a magical morning wandering around the tulips, we make our way to Lanyon Homestead to experience the restored mid-1800’s homestead. Taking our guide’s hand, we discover the convict-era outbuildings and explore the stunning gardens that make it the gem of Canberra’s history.
Then, at Lanyon Café, we enjoy lunch while gazing at the Brindabella Mountains in the distance. After a splendid day touring Canberra’s outskirt, we head back to our hotel to relax before dinner.
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | morning tea Tulip Top Gardens | lunch at Lanyon Homestead
As we say goodbye to Australia’s Capital we begin our journey home.
In Holbrook, we stop off at the famous local bakery for a sweet or savoury tasty treat or maybe even both. The bakery has rave traveller reviews and many, many choices of pies, sausage rolls, tarts, cakes, slices and coffee too!
After our sweet and savory fix, we waddle on to a visit the National Museum of Australian Pottery, the only Museum dedicated to 19th and early 20th century Australian pottery.
Spend time here winding around the extensive range of products, keeping our eyes peeled for the few rare examples made by the convict potter Jonathan Leak, who’s few surviving pieces are the earliest marked pottery produced in Australia! After this unique visit, we travel to Albury and settle in for the evening.
1 night | Best Western Plus Hovell Tree
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | lunch at Holbrook Bakery
Taking another opportunity to celebrate Spring, we visit the Albury Botanic Gardens. Meeting our guide, we begin meandering under the towering trees that line the inspiring gardens, uncovering the impressive plant collections of both native and exotic origins.
After our peaceful guided stroll, we enjoy morning tea. Then it’s back on the road as we continue our journey. Stopping for lunch at Deniliquin, we push on reaching Swan Hill.
1 night | Comfort Inn Campbell Motor Inn Swan Hill
Breakfast and dinner at hotel | morning tea Albury Botanic Gardens | lunch at Crossing Cafe
We are up slightly earlier this morning as we begin the final leg of our journey. We’ll head straight to Renmark, completing a wonderfully colourful holiday, surrounded by the amazing sights and fragrances with friends!
Breakfast at hotel | lunch not included
All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.
Book your Wanderlust Australia 9 Day Renmark to Canberra Floriade Festival coach tour
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Save $100.00 if paid in full by 28th July 2021 ! BONUS TWO FREE HOTEL NIGHTS !
Why I love this trip... Emma
Floriade is so beautiful. its mass of colour is a blanket of happiness that you makes you feel fantastic. And who
can’t resist a country bakery treat? Yummo!
What’s always included in your Wanderlust Australia tour experience
LUXURY COACH TRAVEL
STAY IN FOUR STAR HOTELS
FLEXIBLE BREAKFAST TIMES
MORE FREE TIME ALONG THE WAY
OPTIONAL DINNER CHOICES
TWO FREE HOTEL NIGHTS*
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