Private Coach Companies and Bus Tours

Private Coach Companies

Pickup & Set Down

There will be restricted drop off/pickup spaces outside the Floriade main Gate on Regatta Place in front of the Canberra Visitors Centre, to enable coaches to drop off and pick up. Vehicles will be required to turn off Barrine Drive onto Regatta Place.   

Signage will be positioned to guide vehicles and designate the drop off/pick up area. A Traffic Controller will also be positioned at the intersection of Regatta Point and the designated thoroughfare parking bay to communicate the process to vehicles. 

Set-down and pick-up is permitted at Regatta Point however coach and bus parking in this location is prohibited.  

Bus/Coach Parking

After dropping off passengers, buses and coaches are being encouraged to seek parking at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) where there is ample coach parking.

The entrance to the coach parking is on Braybrooke Street which can be accessed either via Battye Street or Ginninderra Drive.

The AIS has a café onsite, which is located within the visitors center.

Alternatively, you can try the below coach bays which have limited first come-first served parking.

  • Mall Road West, behind Questacon | 7-8 spaces
  • Lennox Crossing, National Museum of Australia| 3-4 spaces
  • Akuna Street, adjacent to Glebe Park | 3-4 spaces
  • Alinga Street, behind the Novotel | 3 spaces
  • Museum of Australian Democracy, King George Terrace | 5-6 spaces

During the event, the Regatta Point bus and coach parking will be converted into accessible parking and therefore will not be available for the use of buses or coaches.

Due to construction works, no coach and bus parking is available at Acton Park carpark, West Basin. 

Floriade Bus Tours are now sold out!

We look forward to welcoming all the nursing homes, retirement villages and community disability groups that have booked an accessible bus tour for Floriade. Unfortunately the bus tours are now sold out.

To join the waitlist for any cancelled slots please email

Frequently asked questions about Floriade bus tours.

To join the waitlist for any cancelled slots please email

The tour takes approximately 15 minutes, but you are permitted up to 25 minutes for your allocated timeslot.

Due to safety issues with having moving vehicles inside the park at the same time as other attendees and vehicle departure limitations, the maximum bus size permitted is a 25-seater bus.

The tour is free. You may incur other costs for your mini-bus and staff if you decide to engage with other activities or provide catering for your passengers.

Yes, you can make multiple bookings to bring additional groups to tour Floriade. To do this, please make separate bookings for each tour timeslot. However, each nursing homes, retirement villages and community disability group will be limited to no more than 3 slots.

No. To ensure the safety of all attendees, only one bus is permitted inside the park at a time. If you wish to bring more than one bus you will need to make separate bookings for each bus.

To confirm your booking, you will need to attach the following documentation as part of your registration when you book your tour.

  >  A copy of the Drivers Licence for the person driving the bus 
  >  CTPI and Vehicle Insurance certificate for the bus
  >  Public Liability Insurance certificate