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Tesselaar Kabloom Festival Of Flowers

Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers

The Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers is a yearly event held in autumn at the Tesselaar Flower Farm.

Over a million flowers are in bloom spread out over a five-acre garden, the major highlight of this family-friendly event.

Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers 2024 Dates, Times, Prices, Address

The festival has been running for more than 60 years and has become an anticipated event for young and old alike. Some of the colourful flowers featured at the festival include Marigolds, sizzling Salvias, sumptuous sunflowers, colourful Cleomes, pretty Petunias, glorious Gomphrena, charming Celosia and many more.

This is what KaBloom is really all about: the breathtaking splendour of millions of flowers across five acres of plantings set in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. This floral sensation will melt your heart and fill your soul.

Bespoke Flower Circus

Roll up, roll up to see the world’s first KaBloom Circus spectacular! Visitors will be treated to a show like no other as flower fairies, sprites, and pixies emerge from the magical woods to delight and entertain. The troupe of sensational circus artists from Circus Oz will perform daredevil feats to amuse and entertain, taking you on a journey of discovering the weird and wonderful world of nature.

Circus Side Shows throughout the day: woodland sprites have a series of antics to show off, twinkle-toed Tight Wire over the flowers, sensational Slackrope above the blooms, Hula Hoops to have you in a spin with hilarious routines, Hand Balancing will astound, Aerial Rings, Rue Cyr, Human Pyramids and Acrobatics will amaze, and Juggling will leave you wanting more.

Circus Workshops for all: learn to become a circus superstar yourself. Ruccis Circus will be there with their circus workshops to show you how. Try out their equipment and learn new skills to show off to friends and family.

Storytelling in the Fairy Garden and Bubbles in the Flowers

They have a magical glade on their farm that is home to a village of fairies and their cohorts. Fairies love flowers, so they flock here to be among them. The fairy garden plays host to a very special storyteller. Teague has long told the tales of the Silvan Glade and all the fae who dwell within it. Carrying the knowledge of the ages, she loves to share her stories with the children who can carry on the folklore. Teague tells stories daily in the magical Fairy Garden every day.

A rainbow of soapy bubbles creates a surreal and magical atmosphere. Becky has a fantastic show in store for you!

Easter Rabbit Hunt

Easter Long Weekend (30th March – 1st April), they have a challenge for you! The Easter Hunt is a little bit quirky; instead of hunting eggs, you will be hunting rabbits! Priced at $10pp, this is a scavenger hunt for all ages. No pre-bookings are needed.

Tractor Train

The tractor trains regularly depart from the Flower Station, taking in the gorgeous scenery as they tour the farm. Passengers will enjoy audio full of information about how the farm began and how we grow and care for all the flowers. This is a wheelchair-friendly ride, and people with limited mobility and their carers ride free.

Food and Drink

Enjoying so many flowers can be hungry and thirsty work, so it is important to keep fuelled. They have food from around the world, catering for a range of dietary requirements and preferences.


The Nursery Shop is filled with spring flowering bulbs and indoor and outdoor plants to indulge in. The Fairy Shop is filled with magical wares. The Lolly Shop is there to tempt you with many sweet treats.

If you want to take something home for yourself or someone special, the souvenir shop will have just the thing with a sensational range of flower- and circus-themed gifts. Last, but most definitely not least is the Flower Market; after all, who comes to a flower festival without taking some home? They have gorgeous bunches of seasonal, locally grown blooms to choose from.

Garden Games and Obstacle Course

What is a garden without a game or two?! They have a croquet lawn, giant chess, giant Jenga, totem tennis, giant naughts and crosses to challenge your friends and family. A fun and challenging outdoor obstacle course for all to enjoy – sit back and watch the kids or show them how it is done! If you don’t have kids, then bring your friends and beat the pants off them. The flower crate Meadow Maze is there to challenge young and old.

Face Painting and Craft Workshops

Melbourne’s premiere face painting artists are at KaBloom Festival of Flowers every day ready to transform you into a superhero, fairy princess, tiger and more! $15pp

Explore your artistic side with Creative Faire. There are daily kids’ craft activities as well as family and adult sessions to enjoy. Sci and her team will work with you to create your masterpiece. $8-$15

Getting There

The best way to get to Tesselaar KaBloom is to get together a group of family and friends and take a scenic drive through the Dandenong Ranges to Tesselaar KaBloom, located within 60 minutes of Melbourne. They have free off-street parking spaces for cars and 15 off-street parking spaces for Buses.

Public transport is an alternative method for getting to Tesselaar KaBloom for people who do not have access to a vehicle. It is important to pre-plan your public transport trip to ensure your day is hassle-free. Instructions are as follows:

  • Board a Train to either Lilydale or Belgrave Station – both are around 20 minutes from the farm.
  • Board the Route 663 Bus from Lilydale or Belgrave Station to Tesselaar KaBloom.

They also charter a bus on the weekends and Public Holidays to make things easy for you. Buses depart Lilydale Station (to meet the train) and deliver you to our door. The cost is just $5pp, and children 16 and under (when accompanied by an adult) ride free.

  • Departs Lilydale: 10:20am, 10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am, 12:20pm, 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 2:50pm, 3:20pm, 3:50pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm
  • Departs Tesselaar: 10:50am, 11:20am, 11:50am, 12:20pm, 12:50pm, 1:20pm, 2:20pm, 2:50pm, 3:20pm, 3:50pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm, 5:20pm

Dogs on leads are also welcome to the event, with water provided for them, but owners must pick up after their dogs. An ATM is available on-site. Individuals with mobility issues will need assistance since the location is on a farm with unsealed paths. A limited number of wheelchairs is available for hire, free of charge.

Secure your tickets now to enjoy an extraordinary day out. Discounted tickets with our Autumn Fever Weeks 25 -28 March and 15-19 April, enjoy the serenity outside the rush of school holidays.

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Adult: $33.50
For single entry any day. Children 16yrs & under are free when accompanied by an Adult

Concession: $29.50
For single entry any day. Includes Students, Pensioners, WeCare, Health Cards. Please produce your current Concession card at entry point with your ticket

Adult (Autumn Fever): $23.50
Limited dates for a single entry during Autumn Fever Weeks; Mon 25th - Thur 28 March & Mon 15 - Fri 19 April 2024.

Concession (Autumn Fever): $19.50
Limited dates for a single entry during Autumn Fever Weeks; Mon 25th - Thur 28 March & Mon 15 - Fri 19 April 2024. Concession - Students, Seniors, Pensioners, WeCare, Health Cards

Group rate 10+: $29.50
For single entry any day. Purchase a minimum of 10 tickets to be eligible. (Tickets can be used any time/day - no need to enter together)

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