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; bgpa.wa.gov.au 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; tulipfestival.com.au 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; flfloriadeaustralia.com