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Tesselaar Tulip Festival

03 9737 7722

8 Sep - 4 Oct 2016

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a unique annual event the whole family can enjoy, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom. (Including over 500,000 Tulips and 100 different varieties).

The 2016 festival will feature four weeks of live entertainment and includes a variety of theme days including Turkish, Dutch, Food Wine & Jazz and Irish Weekends along with eight fantastic days of fun Children's Days during school holidays.

The tulips are the stars of the show but you can also indulge in yummy foods and market stall, browse gift shops, pick your own tulips, admire the sculpture exhibit and more.

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is just over an hours drive from Melbourne. Dogs on leads are welcome. Set on a 55 acre working farm this is a very unique festival found no where else in Australia. Whatever you do, do not forget the camera.

Please visit the website for further information.

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Price & booking


Type Valid Entry cost
08/09/16 - 04/10/16 $24.00
08/09/16 - 04/10/16 $20.00
Payment methods accepted
American Express Diners Club EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card
Cancellation and booking policy

Groups of ten or more should be pre-booked and can be pre-paid by credit card cheque or money order. They can also be settled on the day in one lump payment. Individual arrivals can be paid EFT, Credit Card or cash.

More info

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Local directions:

Melways reference: Map 123 B5 The Festival is located between the towns of Monbulk and Silvan. Chartered bus service available on weekends from Lilydale station. Tickets can be pre-booked via the web site or purchased on the day.

  • Alcohol
  • Car park
  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Entertainment
  • Kiosk
  • Shaded area
  • Shop
Opening hours:
  • Weekdays and weekends
    Open 10:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Australian Regional Tourism Network
Disabled access:
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is held on a working farm with unsealed roads and paths. The property is located on a slope. People with limited mobility may need assistance with access. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We support the National Companion Card.