Welcome aboard for Canberras Floriade and the beautiful gardens of the Southern Highlands, including the Bowral Tulips. Today we travel through Albury and along the Hume Freeway to Gundagai and the Dog on the Tuckerbox for our lunch break. See the ruins of the Old Five Mile Pub. Make our way to our capital, Canberra and visit Cockington Green with its detailed miniature re-creation of an English rural village. We settle in for the Next Two Nights at the Quality Hotel, Dickson.
This morning we visit Parliament House, before we make our way to Floriade. Each year Canberra is ablaze with colour, with over a million flowers planted to bloom on cue, this years display is sure to amaze. Throughout the festival the gardens on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin overflow with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and many other spring time favourites, enjoy our lunch break here at Floriade. After lunch we enjoy a tour around the Embassies and High Commissions. Then we make our way to Duntroon, the Royal Military College and the War Memorial. Tonight we enjoy a city lights tour with superb views of the city and surrounds from Mt Ainslie.
An exciting day awaits us as we farewell Canberra and make our way to the beautiful Southern Highlands. We follow the Federal Highway past Lake St George then on to Moss Vale, enjoy morning tea at the lovely maintained Leighton Gardens. Continue on to Bowral and the show piece of the Tulip Time Festival as we visit the lovely Corbett Gardens. Time to stroll around the gardens and relax for our lunch break. This afternoon we tour Bowral, first settled in 1815 by the explorer John Oxley, see the 19th Century Oval. Then we visit Greenbrier Park one of the beautiful open spring gardens. We enjoy afternoon tea before we make our way to Historic Berrima, a superbly preserved 1830 town built entirely of local materials, with time to explore the speciality shops and notable historic buildings. Then we make our way to the beautiful City of Goulburn. We settle in for our Overnight Stay at the Mercure Motel Goulburn.
A relaxing start this morning as we enjoy an informative tour of Goulburn that is steeped in early Colonial History, the town was proclaimed in 1833. We make our way to Yass, then on to Gundagai for our lunch break. Continue along the Hume Freeway where we enjoy another cuppa before making our way home through Albury after a relaxed and enlightening Springtime Tour.