Tesselaar Tulip Festival: Frolic through a field of one million tulips at this famous flower festival in regional Victoria

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Tesselaar Tulip Festival: Frolic through a field of one million tulips at this famous flower festival in regional Victoria

Explore the fields of flowers at this dreamy farmland in Victoria this Spring.

The much-loved and visually spectacular Tesselaar Tulip Festival, in Melbourne’s magical Dandenong Ranges, returns this spring to once again surprise, delight and inspire with its breathtaking bulbs.

Returning for its 67th year, the annual flower festival is set to feature close to one million tulips spread across five acres of stunning farmland, providing a stunning and picture-perfect backdrop for families and friends to get together and reconnect with nature’s majesty and beauty in a display that is unrivalled anywhere else in the country.

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Celebrating the start of Spring, the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a Victorian heritage destination event with over 100,000 people making the short trek out of Melbourne and into the countryside to soak up the most spectacular floral display in the country alongside fantastic food and drinks from around the world and entertainment for children and fun-loving adults.

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival runs over four weeks from September 10 – October 9, with themed weeks and weekends, including a Turkish Weekend, Spring Fever Weeks, Dutch Weekend, Rock The Fields Weekend and a Food, Wine and Jazz weekend, among others. You can find the full schedule of these epic events here.

Rounded out by live entertainment each day, picnic areas, retail therapy including Habitat Nursery, souvenir shops and market stalls, free parking, and millions of photo opportunities, this festival stands as the perfect excuse for a roadtrip.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be able to continue the amazing work of my Grandparents and share the glory of the tulips,” says Tesselaar Tulip Festival’s Paul Tesselaar.

“It has been joy over the years to welcome people to the farm and see them appreciate not just the sensational tulips but also enjoy time out with family and friends as they reconnect with nature. I have really missed this for the past couple of years and can’t wait to reopen the gates this spring.”

Children 16 and under are free to ensure the Festival is accessible for all to enjoy, especially during the September school holidays.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival is open daily from 10am – 5pm from September 10 to October 9 at the Tesselaar Flower Farm, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, Victoria.

Tickets and more information can be found via the Tesselaar website.