Canberra’s Floriade Spring flower festival

I heard the music first, then turned a corner in the park and the explosion of tulips filled my eyes with Spring. It’s Floriade time in Canberra – with more than a million blooms, it is the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest flower festival that runs from 15 Sept to 14 October. …

Canberra – Nara Candle Festival

Australia’s Capital, Canberra, hosts an annual festival of Japanese culture at the Nara Park on the lake foreshore. Canberra has ‘twin’ status with Nara city in Japan (near Kyoto Prefecture) and the Nara Candle Festival celebrates this link. In addition to the amazing cuisine, there were demonstrations of traditional Japanese …

Canberra – warming up with its International Curry Festival

This Winter weekend (18-19 July) saw Canberrans turn out in force to warm themselves over a nice hot curry prepared by skilled chefs from all over South and Southeast Asia. The Canberra International Curry Festival left the air heavy with spices so your mouth was watering even before you came …