Floriade – Australia’s biggest celebration of spring – returns to Canberra for the 30th year from Saturday 16 September until Sunday 15 October 2017.
In 2017, Floriade is getting back to basics. Recognising that Floriade is Australia’s premium spring celebration, we have focused our efforts on creating garden bed designs which show full colour, pattern and movement. With over 100 species of tulips onsite, and an innovative feature garden, Floriade welcomes spring in style.
In all, 1.5 million bulbs will be planted across the 20,000 square metres ground .
Floriade first began when Peter Sutton and his colleague, landscape designer Chris De Bruine, developed a proposal for a grand floral display to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 76th birthday.
The inaugural Floriade blossomed in 1988 with a stunning floral display of exotic bulbs and annuals, which grow beautifully in Canberra’s climate. The community embraced the event, making it such a success that it became an annual celebration of spring in Australia. Since its beginnings Floriade has been held alongside Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park.
Nowadays more than one million blooms combine to create a stunning backdrop to a month-long festival filled with music, cultural celebrations, horticultural workshops, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. Floriade runs from mid-September to mid-October and attracts more than 400,000 attendees each year.
New season 2017 of whales watching coming.
In May Humpback Whales begin passing by Sydney on their Northern Migration coming from antarctic waters in the south. By early August these whales have moved onto their breeding grounds up north around the equator. On the northern Migration we see a lot of breaching whales and active males showing their dominance to impress females for mating. Whales can be seen in Sydney during City tour http://www.sydneytourguide.com.au/tour30.aspx or can be seen in Port Stephens during Nature Tour http://www.sydneytourguide.com.au/tour26.aspx . Last option is more preferable because of better opportunity for whales watching.
Vivid Sydney 2017 - Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June
Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor 'gallery' of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world's most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.
The multi-award-winning winter festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with exciting new precincts to explore, mesmerising new light art to inspire and plenty of entertainment for everyone. This spectacular festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world. In 2017, Vivid will be bigger and better than ever, offering an expanded program of multi-genre music, more stimulating ideas from global thinkers and creators, plus dazzling light art across the city. Join in the fun and experience it for yourself!
We are happy to inform our visitors that now you are able to share our tours with companions and minimise your expenses. Simply send your request via our web site and you will be contacted automatically when we get somebody who are going to travel to Sydney on similar date.