Here are some of our most commonly asked questions. If there is something you wish to know that isn’t listed here please feel free to call or email us, we are happy to help.
KaBloom is an autumn event that will re-open 25th March to 25th April 2023. Our spring festival, The Tesselaar Tulip Festival will be 16 September to 15 October 2023.
Adults $32 Concession $28.
Off Peak Autumn Fever Weeks Adults $22 Concession $18 (27th March - 31st March 2023 and 3rd April - 6th April 2023).
Tickets are limited and should be purchased online. We have only limited tickets available at the gate so book early to avoid disappointment.
Concession tickets includes seniors, pension, student cards and we accept Carer cards.
National Companion Cards: are entitled to free entry. Please purchase a concession ticket online, then show your Companion Card at the gate for free entry.
Our farm has limited capacity for the comfort of all our guests. Tickets may sell out so we advise pre-purchasing your tickets online. We have some limited tickets available at the gate but on busy days these can sell out.
The festival operates in all weather, but if your plans change, no problem, the tickets can be altered online through the INTIX system, just log into your account and follow the prompts. If you have any issues, please get in touch.
You do not need to print out the ticket, we can scan them off your device, we recommend taking a screen shot of your ticket before you come, for quick and easy access (and phone reception can be limited for some networks on the farm).
Tickets are sold through our site via INTIX only, do not buy third party tickets online, from unauthorised sellers or resellers.
The festival operates in all weather, but if your plans change, no problem, subject to availability, the tickets can be altered via the link in your confirmation email, or online by simply logging into your INTIX account, just follow the prompts.
Ticket date changes need to be completed before the date on your original ticket, otherwise that ticket will have expired. Changing the date incurs a $2.50 fee per ticket, additional fees are applicable if you are upgrading from the Off Peak Autumn Fever Ticket to a General Admission day. If you are upgrading from the Off Peak Autumn Fever Ticket to an alternate day.
If you have any issues, please get in touch.
Refunds are available under limited circumstances. These circumstances are emergency or unforeseen events that are no fault of yours. The decision to refund is at the discretion of our Customer Service Team. Please contact us online through the Contact Us page on this website. Refunds cannot be requested after your ticket date. Refunds cannot be requested if you change your mind on attending the event. Tickets are only sold via INTIX and we do not offer refunds from unauthorised sellers or resellers.
Dogs on leads are welcome. We provide water for dogs around the grounds. We ask that you please pick up after your pooch.
Yes and no! Our Wild Flower fields (we have seven gorgeous meadow plantings this season) have winding paths that meander through allowing you to be right in there amongst the beauty. This allows for some awesome photo opportunities.
Our formal fields are roped off to protect the flowers, but don't worry, there is plenty of areas to get the perfect photos - we run the flowers right up to the ropes and have special paths, so you can take the perfect pic as if you are in amongst the blooms.
We rope the flowers at KaBloom because we want everyone to be able to enjoy them, and they are too fragile to open them up.
Yes you can get money out at the gate or any of our souvenir stalls. Vendors and stalls also accept cards.
The KaBloom Festival is held on a working farm with unsealed roads and paths. The property is located on a slope. People with limited mobility will require assistance with access. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. We support the National Companion Card and Carer card. If part, or your entire group, has limited mobility and/or have wheelchairs or walkers, there is separate flat entrance within the car park. On arrival you will need to call for a staff member to open the gate Mon-Fri 9737 7722 or Sat/Sun and Public Holidays, see a car park attendant. Please note, to use this facility tickets must be pre-purchased online or at the main entrance ticket booth onsite before entry.
Our tractor train is free of charge for people with limited mobility and their carer and does a loop of the flower fields. See our Accessibility Page for all the information.
We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for your convenience, we allow our visitors to use them free of charge. They are located in our Fresh Flower Market.
However we do not take reservations and cannot guarantee there will be one for your visit. If a wheelchair is necessary for your visit, just to be on the safe side we advise you bring your own or secure guaranteed hire from elsewhere.
Well, how long is a piece of string?! That really depends on how many photographs you want to take, if you are having lunch, if you would like to sit and enjoy to some of our entertainment etc. etc.
What we can tell you is the facts; in addition to acres of fields of flowers, we have sensational live entertainment daily and you can see our Everyday page for more information. Some people can be in and out in a couple of hours and see it all, others like to make a day of it, it really depends on you. You could even make it part of a day trip and include one or more local attractions in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley.
Yes, we have a number of tables and chairs available for you to use. You are welcome to bring your own picnic rug, chairs or picnic for that matter and relax for the day.
Yes, we have a range of food vendors throughout the festival. Every day we have Anja's Scones, Baked Potatoes with various toppings, Bavarian Bangers German sausages, Pulled Pork Rolls and Burgers, Gozleme, French Crepes, Indian Cuisine, Dutch Poffertjes, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Calamari, Fish and Chips, Potato Twisters, Tea, Coffee and cold drinks including beer, wine and cider.
On weekends there are additional food trucks and vendors onsite. Food prices range from $3-$23 per item or meal.
You are very welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy it in our gardens. We have lots of lovely lawns where you can sit down and enjoy the ambiance. We also have picnic tables located throughout.
We offer pass outs so you can come and go from your car and not have to carry everything around with you.
We do not have barbecue facilities on site.
We have complimentary onsite parking for cars and buses. We have a section of limited mobility parking close to our entrance gate. Please note parking and tickets are limited and based on a first come first served system.
The areas surrounding the farm are NO STANDING and we actively discourage you from parking on the roads surrounding the farm. If the car park is full, we advise you take a drive, get a coffee, explore the local area and come back in an hour or so, we will reopen the car park as soon as space becomes available.
Yes, we accept the National Companion Card and Carers Card. Our Tractor Train has a special ramp for people with limited mobility, they and their carer ride free. See our Accessibility Page for all the information.
No, but we have licensed bar on-site who is permitted to sell a selection of alcoholic drinks including local wines, beers and ciders.
Yes, you are most welcome to have your photos taken here on event days. We do not have areas set aside for private photos so advise you come at 10am on a week day for a more private wedding photo shoot at the KaBloom Festival.
Pre-purchase your tickets online ensure availability and to avoid an added wait at the entrance gate (if needed ticket dates can be changed online).
You will need a ticket for everyone coming including make up artist and photographer. We do not have an additional photo levy.
Brides, please be advised, we are a working farm and have mud and dirt, so bring along some practical shoes as well as your gorgeous sparkly ones. We also think a picnic blanket or towel is a good idea to stop your dress getting dirty.
At this time there is no facility to host weddings at the KaBloom Festival. We are thinking about it, but do not have the amenities at this time.
No, we will have bunches of flowers available for purchase but the flowers cannot be removed from the fields - we want them there for everyone to enjoy!
We sure do, people leave a lot of stuff behind - the flowers can be very distracting! Please call us on 9737 7722 and we will do our best to reunite you with your possessions.
As we are an outdoor event it is ok to smoke, but please consider others and dispose of your butts thoughtfully. As per government regulations you are not permitted to smoke in eating areas.
Whilst we always hope for sunshine, Tesselaar KaBloom is an outdoor event that runs rain, hail or shine (and sometimes we have all three in one day). Here is a link to The Bureau weather forecast.
We have free umbrellas for hire on site but you may wish to bring your own.
In the case of extreme weather events we may be required to close for safety reasons, this will occur if there is an extreme or red alert fire rating or dangerous winds. We will update any information on our Facebook page.
All pre purchased tickets can be changed prior to the date on the ticket, subject to availability. It is easy to come when it suits you.
Tesselaar KaBloom is located on a working farm we recommend you pack a warm coat in case of bad weather, we would hate for you to be cold. On sunny days a hat and sunglasses are handy. Layers are most ideal as the weather can change.
Please remember that flowers grow in soil and in Silvan ours is lovely red volcanic soil, when it rains soil can become muddy, so if it has been raining, gumboots, or sensible footwear is advisable.
A camera, first and foremost, the flowers are quite photogenic so you will need to take a few snaps! Anything that will make your day more comfortable, such as picnic rugs, a hat in sunny weather, a coat in cold weather, spare batteries for your camera/phone etc.
Alcohol. Drones - sorry as they would fly over peoples head there is a danger to safety. Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, foot propelled scooters or segways.
We have a small cottage onsite which has both of these. There is a change table and nappy bins. There is also a comfy chair so you can nurse your baby in comfort and privacy.
Our permanent toilet blocks have handy baby holding facilities too.
The majority of our entertainment is free. There are a couple of activities which attract an additional cost and that is the most amazing face painting which is $15 per face and our tractor train ride which is $5, $15 for a family of 4. It is free for people with limited mobility and children three and under.
Our Easter Rabbit Hunt is $10pp and includes a wonderful prize of a fluffy rabbit and delicious chocolate eggs. This activity runs over the Easter Long Weekend and has limited numbers and can be booked on the day.
Most definitely! Prams are welcome. We are located on a hill so some muscle is required on areas of the farm but nothing extreme that you wouldn’t experience on a trip to any parkland.