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Flow­ers abound in th­ese an­nual spring fes­ti­vals, ideal for fam­i­lies.

1ST–30TH SEPTEM­BER KINGS PARK FES­TI­VAL, WA This month-long event at Kings Park and Botanic Gar­den cel­e­brates the beauty of na­tive wild­flflow­ers, with guided walks, na­tive plant sales and more. Free. (08) 9480 3600; 14TH SEPTEM­BER–10TH OC­TO­BER TESSELAAR TULIP FES­TI­VAL, VIC­TO­RIA Themed week­end ac­tiv­i­ties add to the ex­cite­ment of this an­nual spring fes­ti­val, al­though it’s the rain­bow-hued rows of mass-planted tulips that re­ally thrill. Adults $28; chil­dren un­der 16 free. (03) 9737 7722; tulipfes­ti­ 16TH SEPTEM­BER–15TH OC­TO­BER FLORIADE, ACT Flower lovers will en­joy the 30th an­niver­sary year of this pop­u­lar event (im­age above), held on the fore­shore of Can­berra’s Lake Bur­ley Grif­fif­fin. Gen­eral en­try is free but tick­ets to the spe­cial Night­fest event is $30 for adults. 1300 852 780; flflo­ri­adeaus­

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