Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Festival
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For those looking forward to drive to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival will be happy to know that the venue is just an hour’s drive from the city. This heavenly venue is renowned for its array of amazing display of tulip flowers.

You will come across a variety of tulip species from all over the world. Come and explore over half a million tulips at this wonderful Tulip Festival.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival, Silvan Vic

This unique festival is held at Silvan in the suburbs of the Dandenong Ranges. Apart from the wonderful flower display, this festival also showcases live entertainment, a multicultural food exhibition and a sculpture display.

One of the most amazing features of this event is its multicultural program, which includes a number of weekend events; such as the Turkish Weekend, Food, Wine & Jazz weekend, Dutch Weekend, Irish Weekend and a special program for Children.

Each of these events feature a number of cultural festivals, ethnic music shows, authentic food, folk dance shows and a number of entertainment programs and activities. Sample an assorted variety of regional food and wine while enjoying an array of music and dance shows. Whether you love the Irish beer or Dutch food, you will find a number of interesting things to see, do and explore.

Brings your kids as there is an array of special programs and child-friendly entertainment exclusively for kids of all ages; including a number of activities, rides, petting zoo and fairies, especially for your little ones to enjoy.

Another highlight of this festival is the annual sculpture competition; sponsored by the Association of Sculptors of Victoria. A number of contenders take part in this competition and display their work and compete for the title.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival Information

357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan

Event Dates:
10 Sep - 6 Oct, 2015

Event Times:
10am - 7pm

Phone: 03 9737 7722
E-mail: -
Adult - AUD 22.00 Concession - AUD 18.00

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Hi there,
    Could You please tell Me what Your “special program for Children” consists of please???
    And is there any of that still going on Tomorrow & at what times?

    Stewart & Kathy

    • Hi Stewart & Kathy,

      Looking at the event guide, this weekend (3rd – 5th October 2014) is “Irish Weekend” – with Irish entertainment, stalls, food and drinks.

      In terms of the entertainment, there is a Celtic band, Irish Pipers and Irish Dancing. For food and drink, they are offering Irish Coffee, Guinness, Kilkenny, Cider, Baked Potatoes, Irish Stew, Sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, cakes and Irish biscuits. They also have the dutch favourites of Poffertjes, Croquettes, Frikendallen, Reifkoek, Gozleme and Chevap Sausage.

      For kids, it is noted that they have the following activities: sculpture exhibit, alpacas, fairy garden, hunt for gnomes, tulip picking, old fashioned Dutch games, historical displays, as well as photo opportunities with Windmills, flowers and staff in traditional Dutch costumes.

      I couldn’t find a hourly breakup of the day, but the Festival runs until Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

      I hope this helps and have a great weekend – the weather looks good and no mention of rain!


  • Hi, could you please tell me what the dates are for this year and if there are any holiday packages available, and if it is for one weekend only.

    Can you please send me some information or even a leaflet?

    Thank you. Kind Regards,

    • Hi Jane,

      I have just updated the dates on my website – the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is to be held between 10 Sep – 6 Oct in 2015 (the official website doesn’t have it yet, but it’s on their Facebook page). With the dates as they are, the event runs over the course of 4 weeks and there is a different theme every week.

      As lot of other websites have little information on the event until the main website is updated, but i suggest you follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tulipfestival and you will be notified of any new developments.

      It doesn’t look like there are any official packages available (unless you have more than 10 people, then you can get tickets at $18 instead of $22), and it might be too early to book accommodation (Wotif is only showing dates up until July 31 right now), but here is a link for accommodation for the Dandenong Ranges that you can use closer to the event – http://www.wotif.com/search/results?region=19871&aid=CD10556&viewType=all&bid=10022.

      Please don’t hesitate to ask any more questions.


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