Tesselaar Tulip Festival - Go Beyond Melbourne


Key Features: Gardens, Farm, Festival

357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, VIC, 3795

+61 3 9737 7777

Opening Hours

The festival runs for just four weeks mid-September to mid-October. 10 am until 5 pm. For specific dates go to www.tulipfestival.com.au

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions. Set on a 25-acre working farm in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges, it offers a visually breathtaking sight over one million spring flowers in bloom. The fields burst into colour each September and include over 130 different varieties of tulips alone.

Tulips are the stars of the show but there is also live entertainment, daily activities, market stalls and culinary delights from around the globe.

Enjoy the Dutch costumes, tractor rides, pick your own tulip patch, replica windmills, sculpture exhibit, souvenir shops and more. With a kaleidoscope of colour in the fields along with the adjacent show gardens there are endless photo opportunities for visitors. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens or indulge in local produce. This is a unique experience found nowhere else in Victoria.

The festival runs for just four weeks Mid-September to Mid-October. 10 am until 5 pm.

Dogs on lead welcome. Free off street car and bus parking.


  • Tulip Festival over 60 years’ old
  • Millions of flowers in bloom each Spring
  • Festival runs only for 4 weeks each year
  • Accessible amenities
  • Dutch costumes, replica windmills, clog dancers
  • Lawn Games and activities.
  • Live entertainment and activities
  • Show gardens and fairy garden
  • Food trucks and stalls


  • Set outdoors on 25 acres. All are welcome


  • Groups are welcome
  • Group of 10+ can access discounted tickets
  • Complimentary bus parking, free entry for bus driver
  • The property is ideal for picnics or groups can purchase food from the various vendors and use the outdoor chairs and tables to dine together
  • Can cater for large groups for self-guided tour.