Floriade, the iconic annual celebration of spring, is back in 2016 for its 28th year, with an action-packed program filled with music, performance, workshops, celebrity chefs, entertainment, and let's not forget about the stunning array of flowers!
This year, Floriade will open their gates on Saturday, 17 September for four glorious weeks of fun, including special events such as: Night fest - from Wednesday, 28 September - Saturday, 02 October, night fest is an amazing combination of outdoor lighting design and production, perfect for the night owls! Dogs day out - on Saturday, 15 October Floriade welcomes dogs of all sizes to enjoy the festival, and photographic workshops - an exclusive opportunity to take early morning photos of the flowers before the crowds. Whatever your interest, it's safe to say there is something for everyone!
How to get there:
Floriade is a pleasant walk from the city centre. One of a Kind Apartments is a short 5-10 minute drive to the city centre, or 25-30 minute walk. The Canberra Centre to Floriade via Allara St and across Parkes Way overpass will get you to the Parkes Way Entry in approximately 10-15 minutes. Walking from the Commonwealth Ave bus stop near Albert St will get you to the Regatta Point Entry in approximately 5 minutes.
Park along Constitution Ave and walk to the Nerang Pool Entry via the underpass in approximately 5-10 minutes.
For your convenience, bicycle racks provided by Pedal Power are located at the Parkes Way and Regatta Point Entry to Floriade. One of a Kind Apartment has free bicycles available for guests to use. This is subject to availability as there are limited numbers of bicycles.
Free City to Floriade Shuttle
For the duration of Floriade (Saturday 17 September to 16 October) ACTION Buses will be operating a free shuttle bus from various Canberra city locations to Floriade. The shuttle will be running 7 days a week, 9am-5pm, and will be working in 45 minute rotations. To get to the city from One of a Kind Apartments, you could walk (25-30 minutes), ride (10 minutes), drive (5 minutes), or walk to northbourne and catch a bus (20 minutes, new bus every 10 minutes).
For more information on the shuttle bus timetable and bus stop locations, please visit the Floriade website.
For more information on Floriade 2016, visit the official website here.