The smell of freshly cut grass and bursting blooms will scent the Melbourne air once again for the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show in 2020, hosted in the exquisite heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens over five glorious Autumn days. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent from Australia and around the world alongside an extensive array of garden retail products, the Show is a celebration of lifestyle and our great outdoors.
Welcome to our 4-day tour to the Melbourne International Flower Show. We depart home this morning and make our way to Melbourne. On arrival, our coach will be waiting for us and we make our way into the Docklands and take a ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, where we will experience spectacular views over the city and beyond. Tonight we have a welcome dinner and get to know our fellow travelers.
Meals (D) 3nts Best Western Plus Travel Inn
Following breakfast, we set off to explore marvelous Melbourne – it really is a grand place! Within the parks and gardens around the city center are many gracious buildings such as the Old Treasury Building; the Exhibition Building, built for the Great Exhibition of 1880 and The Shrine of Remembrance. Late morning, we join Yarra River Cruises for a cruise on the Yarra River, we pass by the Crown Casino and the famous Bolte and Westgate Bridges. Back on dry land we have some free time to purchase lunch if you wish before making our way the Flower Show.
25th Anniversary Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. This is a hallmark event for Victoria and is the most prestigious of its kind in Australia. Over 300 exhibits are “on show” representing horticulture, nurseries, landscape gardening, floristry and cut flowers. The show will simply take your breath away with the work of Australia’s leading floral designers creating exquisite feature displays. We spend the afternoon at the Flower Show then return to our hotel for a free night.
This morning we visit the Old Melbourne Gaol. The precinct includes Melbourne’s oldest prison, the historic Magistrate’s Court and former Police City Watch House and has been the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840’s. Bushranger Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within its walls. Then we are off to The Melbourne Cricket Ground where we enjoy a light lunch, followed by a guided tour. Built in 1853 we take the opportunity to relive great sporting memories through a comprehensive tour of this marvellous stadium. Tonight’s farewell dinner is at the Crown Casino in the Kitchen Workshop Buffet restaurant.
Meals (B, L, D)
After breakfast this morning we make our way to the Queen Victoria Markets – Australia’s largest market. We then make our way to the Melbourne airport to connect with our flights for home to complete a fabulous 4 day tour to Melbourne.
Return Flights Included Ex, BNE, SYD, ADL
Return Economy Airfares Ex, BNE / SYD / ADL
Coach Touring with Commentary
All entries & activities as per Itinerary
Flower Show Tickets
All Meals & Accommodation as per Itinerary
Tour Cost is PP in a Double or Twin Room, If Sole Use Room, ADD $195