Thank you so much for our lovely holiday with you. I think it was one of the most enjoyable, interesting, relaxing and remarkable holidays I've ever taken. You certainly made sure every aspect was as perfect as it could have been.
~ Merryl B.
Excellent service for our Cook Islands group trip, even though I had to clean my own teeth, and tie my own shoes - everything else was done!
~ Dave G
Megan had such a fantastic time and took something like 1465 photos! I am recommending the trip to all my friends with younger kids. Thanks once again.
~ Janette E, parent of Schoolies Safari participant
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Up and coming Flower & Garden Show Tours

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*With limited rooms available, we strongly suggest booking early when tour details are available.

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Unpack once or a touring itinerary – the choice is yours!

 Let us build the travel package that your group desires… and make memories all over the world!



Victoria flora

2016 marks the 45th year of the iconic Camellia & Garden Show. At this event, hundreds of varieties of Camellias, the most beautiful of all winter flowers, are showcased.  Tieve Tara Mount Macedon – Open Gardens has been called the jewel of the mountain a little piece of heaven, paradise, magical, relaxing and tranquil.  The annual Tessellar Tulip Festival celebrates spring in the Dandenongs with a month of family and music events, and a blooming showcase of flowers.  Wimmera Geranium & Pelargonium Annual Show two day show of all varieties of Geraniums & Pelargoniums, has interstate and state interests

Tamborine Mountain

Springtime on Tamborine mtn

 Tamborine Mountain will again be humming in 2016 with the “Springtime on the Mountain” Festival from Friday 23rd through to Sunday 25th of September 2016, where 7 delightful & diverse beautiful private gardens will be open for the public to enjoy. From impressive professionally planned acreage gardens to lovely cottage gardens – there is something to inspire everyone!

Leura Garden Festival

Leura flowers

The 2016 Leura Gardens Festival will be held from October 1-9 2016.  Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains, the gardens of Leura are famous for their magnificent displays of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, dogwoods and other cool climate exotics, as well as flowering annuals, perennials and bulbs. The blaze of springtime colour in the gardens attracts visitors from all parts of Australia and overseas.

St George 

St George flora

 Visit some beautiful open gardens in St George as well as visiting Goondiwindi & Inglewood. Rosabella Nursery Inglewood, Goondiwindi Botanical Garden, Riversands Winery, Oxenford Lavender Farm and Bublo Garden Inglewood – this tour will delight gardeners and non-gardeners alike.


Tassie flora

Why not visit Burnie and Launceston including Woolmers Estate, National Rose Garden of Australia, gardens of Brickendon, Clarendon House, Entally House, Table Cape Lighthouse, Allendale gardens, Table Cape Farm, Wychwood Garden and Nursery, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden.

South Korea

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Korea’s dedication to the study and protection of plant species can be witnessed at many botanical gardens and arboretums around the country. Hongneung Arboretum (in the heart of Seoul) consists of 9 gardens including a broad-leaf tree garden, edible and medicinal plants and aquatic and wetland gardens. The Korea Botanical Garden (Gangwon Province) covers 105 square km’s and is home to roughly 1,300 native Korean plants. You can enjoy a walk along the 2km Singal Mountain Path, and stop to look at the azaleas and rhododendrons planted along the way.

New Zealand

NZ flowers

If you’re a keen gardener you will enjoy your visit to New Zealand. A diverse range of native and exotic plants thrive in the temperate climate. There are 6 world-standard Gardens of International Significance throughout New Zealand. As well, Hamilton Gardens explores the relationship between people and plants in 5 themed garden collections. In Blenheim, Hortensia House has a romantic flower garden with masses of colour co-ordinated flowers, while the English character of Southland’s Tudor Park is a highlight for any passionate gardener. You cannot talk gardens without talking about Christchurch, the Garden City. A must-see is the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and, if you’re there in March, you have to go to the famous Ellerslie International Flower Show.

Cook Islands 

cooks flowers

The Garden of Eden took more than a little inspiration from the natural beauty of the Cook Islands. At the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens, lush greenery is a foil for an abundant wonderland of bright tropical flowers. Yellow and red hibiscus, pandanus and flowering ginger look and smell wonderful in this non-profit garden. The Tiare Festival runs in November, the floral festival week features many float parades with flowers adorning the floats.

Contact our friendly team today to discuss your next group getaway – whether overnight or overseas … the choice is yours!

P. 07 3283 1966    E.  groups@uplifttours.com



“Buderim Garden Club has had the privilege of participating in 3 tours organized by Claire and her team at Uplift Tours and Travel. The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in 2014, the Cook Islands Pacific Paradise Tour featuring the Tiare Flower Festival 2014, and just recently a 10 day trip to Borneo. They have all been wonderful experiences for our club . Attention to detail and forward planning have been the secret to their success. Our club recommends that your club travels with them – you will not be disappointed”

Peter Asimus . Tour Convenor Buderim Garden Club for 10 years