The Local Area

In addition to a visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, a trip to the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley area could include any number of wonderful activities.

The best regional websites for information are:

Dandenong Ranges –

Yarra Valley –


Cloudehill gardens in Olinda has stunning borders and so much more.

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden filled with amazing colour throughout spring.

Pirianda Gardens amazing for trees and views and mountain walks.

George Tindale Gardens rarities abound in this beautiful garden.

Alfred Nicholas Garden one of the most photographed gardens of the Dandenongs.

Karwarra Garden has thousands of native plants to enjoy.

Grant’s Picnic Ground has bush walking and bird feeding plus a lovely cafe.

Ferny Creek Horticultural Society established in 1932, this 10 acre property is filled with rarities on a grand scale. Check for opening times or schedule a visit you will be pleased you did.

Alowyn Gardens in the Yarra Valley is four acres of style and grace. In spring it has an awe inspiring spring bulb display.


Puffing Billy Historic Railway ride aboard a steam train through the forest to picturesque villages.

[Sky High Mt Dandenong](Sky High Mt Dandenong?target=_blank) has plenty to do with fabulous views, a maze and gardens too.

Trees Adventure see how the koalas do it as you climb to great heights and take ziplines through the trees.

Kallista Tea Rooms is offering a free glass of bubbles with their high teas if you mention the festival. Book now to enjoy this great local cafe just five minutes from our farm.


The Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley have plenty of beautiful and diverse accommodation offerings with attractive options to suit all budgets. See the Experience The Dandenongs or the Visit Yarra Valley websites for their accommodation on offer.

Accommodation Deals:

Valley Ranges Getaways have an array of accommodation on offer with two tickets for the price of one for all bookings during the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Stay somewhere special and save. Pet friendly options available.

Mountain Lodge is running a special offer during the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Book directly with Julie, for a two night stay for just $420 per couple (Mon-Thu) or $520 (Fri-Sun), and receive a complimentary double pass to the festival, a bottle of sparkling wine, afternoon tea and awake to home baked bread and a scrumptious breakfast. Mountain Lodge accommodation offers a private and romantic getaway in the Dandenong Ranges, surrounded by national parks and an array of local bird life.

Country Place is an award-winning property set on 10 acres of gorgeous bushland in Kalorama, ideally located for exploring the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. No minimum night stay. Rates from $135-$175 per night.

Canterbury International Hotel is a luxurious and stylish boutique hotel with superbly appointed accommodation rooms being only a springboard away from the Yarra Valley, Local Wineries, Dandenong Ranges and CBD, it is the perfect place to eat, meet, drink and sleep. No minimum night stay.

Sage Hotel Ringwood this modern, sophisticated hotel sits atop the Eastland Retail Destination in Ringwood. Enjoy the convenience of having the shopping centre and entertainment precinct at your doorstep and the comfort and hospitality that Sage offers.

Lilydale Pine Hill Caravan Park is situated in Lilydale, at the centre of Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Whether you need a cabin or a site for your RV, caravan, large rig, camper van or tent - there is a site to suit. Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6.

The Gallery Olinda Top-rating, luxury accommodation just seven minutes away. Book directly with The Gallery to enjoy a two night midweek stay, $550 or weekends $640 per couple, receive a complimentary double pass, full gourmet breakfast provisions and fresh, home baked bread each day of your stay.

September 10 to October 9 2022
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