Capital Blooms

From Sydney to Sydney

Visiting: Australia


Tour Operator: AAT Kings

Physical rating: Moderate

Group size: 0 - 50

Age range: Over 50s


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Tour Overview

Indulge your inner gardener on a journey that combines Canberra’s spectacular Floriade event and the Bowral Tulip Time Festival with an exploration of the verdant Southern Highlands, Parliament House Canberra and the moving Australian War Memorial. You’ll also enjoy lunch on a working pastoral property.

Highlights

Highlights

  • Sheep Shearing and BBQ Lunch
  • Guided tour of Parliament House with local expert
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Floriade 2019 Canberra
  • Tulip Time 2019 Bowral
  • Traditional Devonshire Tea

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 Sydney – Canberra

Depart Sydney at 7.30am with your experienced Driver Guide and travel through the rolling hills and verdant pastures of the Southern Highlands. Pause at historic Berrima to see its convict-era sandstone gaol, then visit Gold Creek Station to meet a local grazier and enjoy a barbecue lunch. Gold Creek is a working pastoral property that currently runs merino sheep and beef cattle. On arrival in Canberra, join a local guide for a tour of Parliament House, the seat of the nation’s government. Built almost entirely of Australian materials, 10,000 people worked its construction. Visit the Australian War Memorial, which brings together a world-class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive. Hear an evocative lament before departing for your hotel. Enjoy dinner at your hotel with your travelling companions. Please note: As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

icon Day 2 Floriade & Canberra

Today, enjoy the spectacle and festivities of Floriade 2020. Originally developed as a floral display to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th birthday, this month long festival attracts more than 480,000 attendees per year. Start the day with a guided walk of the grounds. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy not only over a million flowers but also markets, sculptures, workshops and live music.

icon Day 3 Southern Highlands – Sydney

Discover the Southern Highlands at the outset of the Tulip Season in Bowral. Enjoy a leisurely stroll among the garden beds blooming with colour. This afternoon, a Devonshire Tea of hot scones with jam and cream awaits you in the quaint town of Mittagong. Your colourful weekend concludes on arrival in Sydney this evening at approximately 6.00pm.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    3*

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    Meals

    2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Afternoon Tea

What's Included

  • Quality accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)
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Sunday Sep 19, 2021

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2

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99

Thursday Sep 23, 2021

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2

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99

Saturday Sep 25, 2021

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2

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99

Friday Oct 01, 2021

Nights

2

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99

Sunday, Sep 19, 2021

2Nights

99Available

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

2Nights

99Available

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

2Nights

99Available

Friday, Oct 01, 2021

2Nights

99Available