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

Our address is

Tesselaar Tulip Festival
357-359 Monbulk Road, Silvan

Melway Map 123 B5 (40km directly east of Melbourne)
or see this Google Map for travel directions in relation to Melbourne.

Dogs on lead welcome, please remember to bring a bag.

Public Transport

Public transport is an alternative method for getting to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival 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:

Saturday and Sunday

  1. Board a Train from a Melbourne station to Lilydale Station
  2. At Lilydale Station catch the Tesselaar Tulip Festival shuttle bus (which departs 5 minutes after the train arrives at the Lilydale station.
    Cost $3 for a return ticket.

Monday to Friday

  1. Board a Train to Lilydale Station.
  2. Board the Route 663 Bus from Lilydale Station to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Search the Metlink Journey Planner for timetable information. (Enter your location in the “from” field and “Tesselaar Tulip Festival” into the “to” field.)


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 offerwith two for one tickets for all bookings during the Tulip Festival.

CountryPlace is an award-winning retreat, located close to Melbourne at Kalorama in Victoria’s picturesque Dandenong Ranges (only a 10 minute drive from the Tulip Farm). For $195.00 per couple (twin or double, including breakfast and dinner) you can experience the Tulip Festival and the Dandenong Ranges (Special rate, reduced from $420.00, a bargain!). For more information regarding this accommodation offer, please see the CountryPlace website.

Mountain Lodge Luxury Suites is located just 15 minutes away from the Tulip Festival in the Magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Stay for 2 nights in our Luxury Suites and receive 2 tickets to tip toe through the tulips at Tesselaar in Silvan with compliments. Tariffs for two nights start from $460 including breakfast. This offer is valid for two night bookings between 8th September till 6th October. Please see the Mountain Lodge website.

Marybrooke Manor is nestled on the edge of the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. With Just a short 10 minutes drive from the Tulip festival we are an ideal overnight stop. Our rooms are a mix of Modern and Antique styles with 4.5 star accommodation rating starting from just $220 twin share, per night, which includes a fully cooked breakfast. For more information and bookings please see our website

If you are planning a full day trip or a weekend away, these links will help you plan the best visit possible.