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Floriade - Australia's largest celebration of Spring returns to Commonwealth Park, Canberra

Floriade will celebrate its 35th year in 2022, and for 30 days across September and October, Commonwealth Park in Canberra comes alive with beauty, colour and vibrancy. The theme this year is the Sounds of Spring, and visitors will enjoy a vibrant display of over a million blooms set to a soundtrack of diverse live musical performances in an exciting program offering a range of activities, workshops, talks, food and wine, and entertainment.



My recommendations for your time in Canberra


A Quick Half a day in Canberra

  1. Start your day off exploring Floriade in Commonwealth Park (https://floriadeaustralia.com/program/)

  2. At Floriade check out

    1. The Gin Garden by Underground Spirits

    2. Occasioni by Agostinis

  3. A tour and high tea at Australian Parliament House

Spending the full day in Canberra

  1. Start your day off exploring Floriade in Commonwealth Park (https://floriadeaustralia.com/program/)

  2. At Floriade check out

    1. The Gin Garden by Underground Spirits

    2. Occasioni by Agostinis

  3. A farm tour and lunch at Pialligo Estate

  4. A sunset cruise with GoBoat

Spending the weekend in Canberra

  1. Start your day off exploring Floriade in Commonwealth Park (https://floriadeaustralia.com/program/)

  2. At Floriade check out

    1. The Gin Garden by Underground Spirits

    2. Occasioni by Agostinis

  3. A farm tour and lunch at Pialligo Estate

  4. A sunset cruise with GoBoat

  5. A Japanese fusion dinner in Canberra city at EDO TORI

  6. Accommodation

    1. Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel

    2. Novotel Canberra

  7. Start your second day bright and early with a hot air balloon ride.

  8. National Dinosaur Museum

  9. Cockington Green Gardens

  10. Murrumbateman Chocolate Co

  11. Shaw Wines and Canberra's cool climate wine region


Floriade Nightfest

Explore Floriade’s Dark Side from 29 September to 2 October, when from 6.30pm – 10.30pm the park will be illuminated with colour and filled with roving entertainment, stalls and fantastic food.


Come and UNWIND with chilled out sounds, a massage and a glass of wine on Thursday 29th September and Sunday 2nd October. Then, dial up your weekend a notch on INVIGORATE nights on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October and experience the electric and energetic party vibe.

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