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Time to tip-toe through the tulips
The coming of Spring means one thing for the Dandenongs, and that's the blooming of colour at the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival.



Running from September 15th until October 14th, 2018 this much-loved event always attracts plenty of people wanting to tiptoe through the gorgeous tulips.

The display of over a million flowering bulbs, including over half a million tulips, makes for a spectacular riot of colour. Set amongst 5 acres on a 25-acre property, you'll also be able to enjoy the sculpture exhibit and see beautiful garden displays as you wander around.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2018


The kids will love the fairy garden and playing some old-fashioned Dutch games and they'll be face painting also. Take a ride on the Tulip Tractor around the colourful fields and take photos with the staff in their traditional Dutch costume.



Plenty of fabulous food is available with Dutch goodies and other delicious options on offer. With tables and chairs available, grab your lunch and watch and listen to the great live entertainment daily up on the stage. The Tulip Cafe will also be open for some great meals. Check the What's On page for more detailed information.

You're also very welcome to pack a picnic and bring that along to enjoy with the whole family - including your four-legged friends who are also welcome. Water for dogs is provided around the grounds. Please pick up after your pooch.

Don't forget to visit the clog shop and maybe grab yourself a bargain in the souvenir and market stalls.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2018
Get your clogs on


This year's theme is "Tulips in Wonderland" celebrating Lewis Carroll's classic story. The festival is filled with special themes and weekends all through the four weeks.

Tulips in Wonderland Week will run from Monday 17th to Thursday 20th September and you might be able to spot Alice and the White Rabbit hiding amount the tulips. During this special event, there will be live storytelling performances on the Wonderland stage, with shows at 11.30am and 1.30pm daily and plenty of opportunities to meet and take photos with the characters at 12.30pm. You're sure to be grinning like the Cheshire cat.



For details of all the other special themed weekends, visit the What's On page.

To avoid the queue, buy your tickets online.
Adults - $28
Concession - $24
Children 16 and under are free
Groups of ten or more are $24 per person (online only)

If you'd like to attend one of the decadent Mad Hatter's High Teas, you can find out more and book your tickets here.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2018
A wonderland themed High Tea


Tesselaar Tulip Festival is located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges approximately 60 minutes from Melbourne. There is plenty of free off-street parking spaces.
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Why? Tip toe through the gorgeous tulips
When: Saturday 15 September to Sunday 14 October 2018
Phone: 03 9737 7722
Where: Tesselaar Flower Farm 357-359 Monbulk Road, Silvan
Cost: Adult ticket prices are $28, concession $24, children 16 and under are free
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