Plan a Trip to the Canberra Floriade Festival 2017
Spring is definitely the time wherein everything comes into motion. After indulging in the beauty and magnificence of springtime in Bowral for the Tulip Time Festival, end your trip with a bang by heading to one of the most prestigious spring events in Australia. Floriade Festival is an annual celebration of the integration of art and nature. Derived from the word floriat which means to design flowers, Floriade has been a must-see attraction for both locals and tourists in and around Australia. Aside from the breath-taking exhibition of floral artistry and design combined with a variety of entertainment suited for all ages, Floriade is a month-long event suited for a spring sweet escape. So to get started on your trip, here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your trip to the Canberra Floriade Festival.
Know the Event Dates
This 2017 is the 30th anniversary of Floriade Festival and they are ready to go big. Starting from the 16th of September to the 15th of October with long extended hours from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, you have more time to have fun and explore rather than timing your every move. Leisurely walk among the garden beds or shop around the market for some marvellous finds. It’s all up to you. Take your time!
Events and Attractions
Floriade Festival is one of the biggest festivals in Australia for a good reason. It boasts of major out-of-this-world events and attractions. From activities to workshops into serious topics like the Great Waste debate, Floriade has something to offer for all age groups. To top it off, they even have a twilight concert before the opening of the festival this 2017. The concert is a tribute act for David Bowie. How’s that for a starter?
Canberra Weather Forecast
Of course, if an event is running for a whole month long, there’s a good chance that the weather will not always be sunshine and rainbows. Figuring out the weather can help you plan your itinerary for the day and adjust your schedule accordingly without delays due to unforeseen weather forecast. According to Accuweather, the days will be mostly sunny throughout the entire run of the event. However, just to be on the safe side, protect yourself from the unpredictability of the spring weather by bringing an umbrella or two in case of a possible rain shower. You will never know!
A big event like the Canberra Floriade Festival is expected to garner thousands of visitors. With events and activities running on both ends around the vicinity, there is always a new stranger to befriend and a group to mingle with. And with the event being one of the most prestigious festival in the country, an influx of foreign and local tourists can be expected. So, polish up your social skills because you are sure to make new acquaintances wherever you decide to go!
Shops and Food Selections
A massive festival like the Floriade Festival is never complete without a selection of delicious treats and a collection of wonderful finds. Start off your trip with an explosion of flavour with The Italian and Vista Café or be adventurous with an assortment of street foods. Once you are full, head on over to the marketplace for a not-so-quick stroll around its boutiques. Let the organic fragrance of Amacyn Natural Perfume overwhelm your senses or have a fun experience with the Rhytym Pixies for an awesome airbrushed face paint or tattoo. There’s also knives and magic pens, flower crafting and Neo organic tea and skin solutions among many others. Check them all out!
This year is the debut of one of the firsts for Floriade Festival. The best of Bowie tribute act this 2017 is the first of many after-dark experiences that Floriade Festival is now offering. Enjoy pop up performances, comedy acts and more. This magical experience is only for a limited time so mark your calendar on the 15th of September for the David Bowie tribute act and on two consecutive weekends from 22nd to 24th of September as well as the 29th to the 1st of October. Here’s a full list of Floriade Canberra Festival 2017 program.
If you’re heading to Canberra, make sure that Floriade Festival is not your only stop. Packed with countless of activities, Canberra has so much to offer for the adventurous, the explorers and everyone in between. Hike up to the Booroomba Rocks for a stunning view of Canberra and across Brindabella ranges. Get your mind working for a quick trip to the Riddle Room which is just about 15 minutes away from the central district. And for a more relaxing setup, how about a trip down to the Australian National Botanic Gardens? There are so many options to choose from that we would take days to cover just a half of it so go out there and experience it for yourself!
When you are heading to one state coming from another, you can expect a number of places and spots to check out as you head to your destination. The trip from Sydney to Canberra is no different. There are so many ways to plan your itinerary so you don’t just go straight to the destination, but make the journey an unforgettable one as well. Luckily for us, Weekend Notes combined a few stops to add to your route for a well-spent trip. From Lake George and Lerida Estate Winery to Grandma’s At The Farm and The Big Merino, there are enough spots on route to tickle your fancy!
If you’re planning to stay for a week or two in Canberra to make the most out of your trip to Floriade Festival, make sure that you have your accommodation booked beforehand. It’s best to stay in the centre of Canberra to get the best access to everything. However, if you’re opting for a more secluded area around Floriade, you have the option to do so as well. The most important thing is to make these arrangements beforehand. Check TripAdvisor or AirBnB for customer service ratings, available amenities and the best possible option for you and your company!
Transportation From Sydney
Finally, a trip won’t be complete without figuring out your means of transportation. There are so many ways to get to Floriade so here are a few ideas you can choose from.
If you’re opting to go for a drive to Floriade Festival from Sydney, make sure to pack your car with full tank of petrol as the ride will take about three to four hours, depending on your choice of route. While it is doable, it can get tiring for the driver so make sure to have someone else ready to take on the shift if the going gets tough. Also, don’t forget to check your vehicle to avoid unnecessary mishaps on the road. It’s a long ride so make sure that you and your company will be comfortable and plan your route the way you want it to go.
If you’re taking public transport, be aware that it can get tricky. You will have to do a lot of stopovers and the travel time varies from five hours to about thirteen hours- depending on your time of departure. Make sure to plan your trip wisely and to bring everything you might need for the trip including a few snacks here and there to keep your tummy happy!
If you’re a small family or a couple who is looking for something a little less stressful, you can opt for a bus transport to Floriade Festival. The beauty of this option is the ease and comfort of travel as you only need to go to the pickup location and the rest of the trip is taken care of. You don’t have to worry about who is going to drive or if you will be able to catch the next ride heading to your destination. Simply check the schedule of your selected coach operator and choose the date and time best suited for you and your company. Don’t forget to check its pickup location so that you are ready by the time of your departure.
Finally, if these options are not suited for your big group of ten or more, then it’s advisable to opt for a coach hire. Not only will you have the comfort and convenience during travel, but you also have the luxury and the flexibility to plan your route as you wish. With Bosfor Travel, you can add stops to a scenic drive or plan a lunch with your company on the way. On top of that, you also get to choose where your pickup and drop-off locations will be, so you no longer have to stress yourself into getting to point A to get to point B. It’s all up to you and Bosfor Travel is simply your medium to make your travel a little less stressful and a lot more fun. So what are you waiting for, start planning you trip to Canberra Floriade Festival now!