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Plan A Day Trip To Bowral Tulip Festival – 12-24 September

8 Things To Consider To Help You Plan For Your Trip Or Tour To Bowral Tulip Festival!

Spring is finally here and there’s no better way to spend this season than a trip to Bowral. Aside from the scenic routes you can witness as you head to your destination, spring is the perfect time to take part in one of the biggest floral festival in Australia. Tulip time at Bowral has attracted thousands of visitors from around the globe due to its massive display of tulip explosion. So if you’re planning to check it out, here are a few things to consider for your upcoming trip to Bowral!

Bowral Tulip Festival

Credit: Corbett Gardens by Destination NSW []


A few dates have already popped up for this magnificent event, but Tulip Time at Bowral is definitely not one to miss. This festival runs from the 12th of September to the 24th of September this 2017 primed with its award-winning springtime display of more than 75,000 tulip bulbs and 15,000 annuals at Corbett Gardens. Talk about overflowing floral spectacle!

Corbett Gardens Bowral

Credit: Corbett Gardens by Destination NSW []

Bowral Weather

Weather can be unpredictable during the spring season. It can get hot to cold in a matter of hours so it’s best to be ready. Luckily for us, Accuweather has forecasted the entire month’s possible atmosphere. From their website, the highest temperature is about 26 degree Celsius while the lowest is at -1 degree Celsius with chances of rain late in the week. So to make sure that you don’t get sick in the process, get ready to cover up and bring your umbrella in case of rain.

Bowral Weather Forecast September 2017

Credit 2: An Overview of the Weather from 10 September to 23 September [Screenshot from the AccuWeather Website]


Since Bowral is quite in close proximity to Sydney and Canberra, an influx of groups from both cities can be expected. Tourists and families from around Australia tend to gather around during this special event to witness this amazing spectacle. It is definitely a destination to be added on your bucket list- no matter what age group you fall into!


While it can be wonderful to witness an enormous display of floral creation, there are so many things you can do at a Bowral Festival. While the highlight is the mass planting itself, you are provided with a number of options to spend your time while you’re in the vicinity. You can polish your kicks for a quick Tulip Time Mile run on the 16th of September at 1:30pm or drop by the Aurora Southern Highland Steiner School for a storytelling puppet show. There’s even a screening and a parade for your fancy. The decision is totally up to you!

Festival Stalls

There’s nothing like a good souvenir to complete your trip at Bowral. Luckily, you have over 20 selections to choose from – made especially by the local land stallholders. From homemade jams and candles to clothing and soaps, you can shop to your heart’s content. And if you’re hungry, there’s light refreshments ready to fuel you up.


If you’re looking to stay a few days for your Bowral trip, you need to make sure that you have a place to stay. There are so many ways to find the best deal online so make sure to do your research. Trip Advisor is usually the place to go for customer reviews as well as the best possible deals. But don’t take our word for it, check it out yourself.

Scenic Routes

Bowral is not just home to floral festivals. It prides itself to a number of attractions that will sweep your heart in an instant. If you’re looking to have a scenic view of Bowral, the Wingecarribee River Valley and Moss Vale, drop by the Bowral Lookout. If you’re a vintage lover, Bowral has a permanent antique market called Dirty Janes Emporium to which you can shop until you drop. Or if you’re a golf enthusiast, check out the Bowral Golf Club which was founded in 1901. On top of that, you also have the Illawarra Tourism Route boasting with beautiful greeneries from the Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Morton National Park. Take your pick!

Illawarra Tourism Waterfall

Credit: Illawarra Tourism Route by Destination NSW []

Getting To Bowral Tulip Festival From Sydney

Depending on where you live, Bowral can be quite a trek for anyone. The ride from Sydney can range from an hour or more, depending on the route you are planning to take. So be sure to plan ahead.

If you are going by car, don’t forget to stack up on fuel. While the ride may just be an hour away if you’re coming from Sydney, there’s nothing like making sure that you have enough petrol to last you throughout the ride especially if you are planning to make some stops.  

If you are planning to use public transport, be mindful of the schedule. Travel time is usually about two to three hours, depending on the time of your departure. Hence, be sure to make yourself comfortable if you are opting to go for this option. The ride can take a while, but it is usually worth it.

Another option to getting to Bowral from Sydney is to book a day tour coach or hire a private charter bus. The benefit of this option is ease and the comfort of travel especially when travelling with kids or a large group.  

For small groups like couples and a small family, you might want to consider travelling by bus or coach that are doing day trips to the Bowral Tulip Festival.  This way, you can have a stress-free travel to Bowral. Most of the time, coach operators have scheduled dates laid out for these trips. Make sure to check the schedule and pick the one best suited for your plans. On top of that, make sure you know the pick up location of your selected coach operator and arrive early on the day of your departure.

For added convenience, you can also consider booking a charter bus especially if you are travelling with a big group of about ten or more individuals. In this case, you no longer have to worry about scheduled dates and pickup locations since you have the liberty to choose whatever suits your itinerary. On top of that, you no longer have to worry about the route and all the other necessary check-ups.

When you book a coach hire with Bosfor Travel, you get to enjoy the journey in luxury. Stop by a vicinity for a quick sightseeing or have a lunch at a local restaurant on the way. All these possibilities are in your hands. Better yet, choose a route that will best suit your trip for an unforgettable journey. With Bosfor Travel, you have unlimited ways to make your trip to Bowral a momentous one.

So for a remarkable trip, simply contact Bosfor Travel and prepare for a fun ride to Bowral that will surely blow you away.