Getting to Floriade

Floriade is located in Commonwealth Park, just minutes from the city centre and is easily accessible with plenty of transport options.

Floriade entry points

Floriade’s main gate is located on Regatta Place, off Commonwealth Avenue. Alternate entries are available at Nerang Pool (an easy walk from the Reid CIT car parks), from the pedestrian bridge over Parkes Way and via the lakefront path at Regatta Point.

By public transport

Consider leaving the car at home, or somewhere close by and completing your journey to Commonwealth Park with Transport Canberra. Plan your journey today by visiting

Bus – bus stops are located on either side of Commonwealth Avenue, opposite Regatta Point. It’s only a short walk from the bus stop to the entrance of Floriade. Transport Canberra provides regular services on weekdays and weekends. Plan your trip using this journey planner.

Light Rail the Light Rail connects the north side of Canberra to the city. Once you arrive at the city interchange (Alinga Street stop), you have a couple of option to get to Commonwealth Park; you can stretch your legs with a walk (it’s about 20 minutes, 1.5km), or you can jump on a bus and hop off on Commonwealth Avenue (route numbers 2, 4, 6, 7, 57 and 58 all stop at Floriade from the city). Plan your trip using this journey planner.

By land

Floriade is located in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, right next to Lake Burley Griffin. Consider taking in the beautiful spring weather, parking a little bit further away and walking or riding to Floriade.

Bike racks are available at both the Floriade main entry at Regatta Point and the Parkes Way gate, just remember to bring your lock!

Canberra Centre Shuttle Bus

Maximise your time at Floriade and park with ease at the Canberra Centre before hopping on the Floriade shuttle. This free shuttle stops in six convenient locations and drops you right at the Floriade main gate. Services operate daily from 10am to 6pm. Click here for more information.

By car – parking information

Parking at Acton Park across from Commonwealth Park is extremely limited.

We highly recommend, if possible, that you park a little further away as Floriade is an easy walk from parking options in the Parliamentary Zone, London Circuit, the Canberra Centre, CIT Reid or the National Convention Centre. Pick-up and set-down at the Regatta Point Entry Gate is permitted for less mobile passengers.

Disabled parking spaces are available at Regatta Point, please follow the signs when you arrive.

Parking for caravans, motorhomes, campervans and buses is available on the west side of Commonwealth Avenue – opposite to Floriade. During the event, this area is managed by parking security.

Parking is available at a number of public car parks within close proximity to Floriade, including;

  • Public car parks off Constitution Avenue
  • Public car parks off London Circuit
  • Public car parks off Coranderrk, Ballumbir and Cooyong Streets
  • Limited car parks at Acton Park off Commonwealth Avenue


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