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.

Weekday accommodation offer:

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.

Weekend Accommodation package deal

Book 3 nights in any of the gorgeous Candlelight Mountain Retreat properties from 9th September – 6th October, 2015 and enjoy entry for two people to the famous Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvan with our compliments. Tariffs for 3 nights in cottages for 2-8 people start at $795 with breakfast included and another complimentary special garden entry too. Valid for 3 night bookings between 9 September and 6th October, 2015 only. Please see the Candlelight Mountain Retreat website for more information.

What to do when you visit the Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Valley area

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