The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria's most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over a million spring flowers in bloom. The fields burst into colour each September and include over 120 different varieties of tulips alone. This four week family festival hosts various themed days and weekends including Turkish, Dutch, Food, Wine, Jazz and Irish along with eight days packed with school holiday fun for the kids.
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The Kanawinka Geopark’s spectacular and intriguing volcanic landscape also offers a range of other visitor experiences, from a 45-minute tour to the surface of Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake, to the 45 minute walk up Mount Schank and down to the crater floor. Here are some archive photos from Lakes and Craters Precinct made in Dec 2013.
Forest Glade is a historic private garden that is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful in Australia. It embraces a mixture of landscaping styles taking inspiration from English, Italian and woodland traditions. There are four distinct themes, including the large English section with its huge exotic trees, the Japanese section complete with bonsai house, the woodland area displaying masses of shade-loving plants and the cool fern gully.
There are no bad times to visit Forest Glade Gardens - in autumn the various maples are in a riot of colour, while in spring the rhododendrons, azaleas and peonies are a sight to see. Both summer and winter bring their own very special treats for garden lovers.