Floriade 2018

Celebrate Spring at Floriade Festival Canberra

Canberra’s annual celebration of spring is on again from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 14 October 2018  for its 31st year with the theme ‘Pop Culture’. This popular and iconic event, which started in 1988, attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year.

Floriade Accommodation

If you are looking to stay at a hotel near Floriade, Crowne Plaza Canberra is the perfect choice, being only a 1km walk or 1.5km drive from the event. Enjoy our Weekend Special package for your Canberra spring festival hotel stay or book in advance and save with our Advance Purchase rates.

The Weekend Special package includes:

  • Accommodation in a standard room
  • Buffet breakfast for two adults
  • Late checkout

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Enjoy comfortable Canberra hotel accommodation conveniently located in the CBD. Start your day with a generous buffet breakfast at Redsalt Restaurant including cereals, fresh juice, a super foods section, hot dishes and freshly baked pastries, plus eggs cooked to order and barista coffee.

Redsalt is also open daily for lunch and dinner and Binara One Bar is open daily for light meals and a selection of drinks. After a busy day out exploring Canberra and visiting Floriade, rejuvenate or relax with the hotel’s facilities including gym and sauna.

About Floriade 2018

Saturday 15 September until Sunday 14 October 2018

Enjoy the floral displays including more than one million blooms throughout Commonwealth Park, along with a daily program of activities and events including morning walks, market stalls, food and photography workshops, activities for kids, amusement rides and more.

Visit the Floriade website for more information.

Entry during the day is free throughout the festival, however, NightFest is a paid, ticketed event.

While you’re here, visit Tulip Top Gardens to see more beautiful spring blooms in a hidden valley, just off the Federal Highway. This magnificent 10 acre prviately owned garden is open over the same dates as Floriade, daily from 9am – 5pm, with last entry at 4:15. Entry fees apply for Tulip Top Gardens.

Opening hours

Floriade will be open from 9.30am-5.30pm every day, weather permitting.

Last entry to the event is 30 minutes before closing.

NightFest 2018

Wednesday 26 – Sunday 30 September

Floriade NightFest is Floriade’s ticketed evening event, from 6.30-10.30pm each night. Crowne Plaza Canberra is a conveniently located hotel close to NightFest, with quick and easy transport options available.

See Commonwealth Park transformed with light displays and illuminated garden beds. Enjoy roving entertainment, music, comedy shows and pop-up performances. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Visit the Floriade website for ticket information.

Getting there

Crowne Plaza Canberra is centrally located in Canberra’s CBD in a tranquil park setting and only a 1km walk or 1.5km drive from Commonwealth Park, the home of Floriade.  The event is easily accessed by bus, car or on foot. Ask our concierge team for more information.

There is a free Floriade shuttle bus running each day throughout the Festival. The bus stops at various Canberra city locations to Floriade and runs every 45 minutes, 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit the Floriade website.

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Terms and Conditions

*Children stay free when using existing bedding. Additional breakfast charges will apply. Please note that Nightfest is a paid ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased online from the Floriade website: www.floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest/. Floriade information provided on this page may change – please check the Floriade website for program and event information: www.floriadeaustralia.com