Canberra Floriade Festival

Canberra Floriade Festival - 6 Days

25th September- 30th September, 2019

Welcome to our wonderful tour featuring the 32nd Annual Floriade Festival.

In Spring our nations capital bursts into colour with Floriade, the largest Spring Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. We will see an incredibly creative display of up to one million bulbs and annuals timed to bloom on cue in Commonwealth Park near Lake Burley Griffin. Be inspired and get ideas from experts in the field.

While in Canberra we enjoy three nights at The Canberra Rex Hotel, a 4 star property.

We have an interesting itinerary for our round trip to Canberra with many highlights. Your tour is relaxed yet very comprehensive and affords plenty of time at the Floriade Festival.



Price per person twin share  $2,195
Repeat clientele twin share  $2,145
Single supplement room  $460
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

  • Complimentary chauffeur driven transfers. Pick up from and return to your home from Greater Melbourne, Bendigo, Torquay, Ballarat, Geelong, the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas, selected areas of Gippsland and Phillip Island.
  • Travel by O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Features of the coach include comfortable reclining seats with good leg room, arm rests and foot rests, seat belts, rest room, large panoramic windows with blinds, overhead parcel shelf, Road Cam TV Screens which display in real time the view ahead, a kneeling device and second door for ease of entry and disembarkation and full air suspension for a smooth and quiet ride.
  • Reserved quality ensuite motels / resorts.
  • All meals: Full cooked breakfasts, restaurant dinners and most lunches as per itinerary. (2 lunches own expense)
  • All tours, interest venues as per itinerary.

Traralgon Vineyard, Latrobe Valley, Bairnsdale, St Mary’s Church, Lakes Entrance, Snowy Mountains, Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin, Floriade, National War Memorial, Duntroon, Ainslie Lookout, Canberra Embassies, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, High Court, Telstra Tower, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Cockington Green, Albury, Beechworth and Benalla. 



3 nights in Canberra.





We have a wonderful day planned for our trip to Lakes Entrance. We begin with personal pickup from home and transfer to O’Shannessy’s Luxury Touring Coach. Today we enjoy a tour of the Traralgon Vineyard followed by lunch. This afternoon we continue our journey through the Latrobe Valley and across Gippsland. We have an afternoon stop at Bairnsdale and an opportunity to visit the magnificent St. Marys Cathedral with its intricately painted murals which span the ceiling. We arrive in beautiful Lakes Entrance with plenty of time for a walk to inspect the nearby bollards. Our excellent accommodation is adjacent to the Cunninghame Arm Inlet.


Overnight: Bellevue on the Lakes, LAKES ENTRANCE



This morning we travel through Eastern Gippsland. We cross the Snowy River and take a drive through the little town of Orbost before our morning tea stop at Cann River. A scenic drive takes us north into NSWand up to Bombala,situated high on the Monaro Plain in the Snowy Mountains region. We enjoy an afternoon break in Cooma, the administrative centre for the Snowy Mountains Scheme and arrive at our accommodation in Canberra with time to relax before dinner.


Overnight:  The Canberra Rex Hotel, CANBERRA



This morning we enjoy a tour of Canberra. Incorporated into the tour is a drive through the grounds of Duntroon the Royal Military College established in 1911. Of particular interest to many is the Changi Chapel. We also take in spectacular views over Canberra from Mt Ainslie Lookout. We will learn of the International Embassies and High Commissions as we pass by in the coach. Another highlight today includes a visit to the Old Parliament House and then lunch and a tour of New Parliament House. Mid afternoon we have a guided tour of the impressive High Court of Australia. Later this afternoon we return to our accommodation with time to freshen up before dinner.


Overnight: The Canberra Rex Hotel, CANBERRA



Canberra has so many highlights, which make it a wonderful city to explore. With a leisurely start we spend this morning at the Floriade. Adjacent to Lake Burley Griffin, this outdoor venue has acres of stunning displays. Be inspired and get ideas from experts in the field. We will have the opportunity to purchase lunch from the food stalls at the Floriade. This afternoon we have time to visit the National Gallery and Portrait Gallery before visiting the National War Memorial.  


Lunch at own expense today.

Overnight: The Canberra Rex Hotel, CANBERRA



Today we visit Telstra Tower, which rises 195 metres above the summit of Black Mountain providing 360 degree views of Canberra and the surrounding countryside. Also this morning we enjoy a wander through the Australian National Botanical Gardens before we travel out to the famous world in miniature “Cockington Green”. Cockington Green is one of Canberra’s landmark attractions and offers visitors a unique experience. We will see a delightful display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens. We can purchase lunch here or at the shops adjacent. This afternoon we board the coach and travel down to Albury for our last night together.


Lunch at own expense today.

Overnight: Best Western  Plus Hovell Tree Inn, ALBURY


An easy day today, the highlight being our locally guided tour of historic Beechworth.  After our tour we cross the Oxley Plains to Benalla for lunch. We return to Melbourne to complete a wonderful tour.  As always our chauffeurs will await our arrival to return us safely home.

Canberra Floriade Festival 2019

Canberra Floriade Festival 2019

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  • Any special passenger requirements must be notified to O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours upon booking.
  • No passenger will be permitted to embark on or continue the tour while their physical or mental condition is, in the opinion of any representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. Whilst on tour with O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours should a passenger require medical attention, discharge papers must be provided to a representative of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours before you are able to re-join the tour.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any such reason. No refunds or transfers will be given on any unused portions of the itinerary.
  • It is a requirement of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours that each passenger is able to negotiate coach steps without the aid of the coach crew or other passengers.
  • Any passenger who requires assistance for any of the above is required to travel with a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance.
  • Passengers who are smokers, have a CPAP machine or snore, unless travelling with a companion, will be required to pay the single supplement premium for the sole use of a room.
  • Items of a personal nature such as medical expenses, mini bar, beverages, laundry service, room service, internet usage, telephone calls, and any optional extras are not included in your tour price.
  • All passengers are required to co-operate with the seat rotation program determined by O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours tour directors.
  • O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours reserves the right to vary any accommodation, price or other features of the tour at any time at their own discretion.

Receipt of payment of funds will be taken as acceptance of O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours conditions of travel for this tour. Prices include GST and all taxes.


 Balance due on invoice approx 30 days prior to departure.


 Deposit is fully refundable until 31 days prior to departure date.

Cancellation 30 to 15 days before tour departure date
75% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation 14 to 8 days before tour departure date
50% Refund of Tour Cost.

Cancellation on or after tour departure date, No Refund.


 Travel Insurance is not compulsory, however is highly recommended and available from our office.

Contact us on 1800 354 352 to arrange a quote for you.