That’s a wrap on It’s Yates Springtime 2022 at Araluen. We welcomed over 70,000 festival-goers through our gates to marvel at our stunning Tulips from 19 August to the end of September. These sorts of high visitation numbers are proof that the tourism industry is well and truly back in action after a challenging few years.
We must acknowledge the Araluen team and our dedicated volunteers for the planting of 120,000 Tulips and thousands of other blooms such as Prunus, Hyacinth and Daisies.
Children and their families enjoyed our train, which ran from Wednesday to Sunday each week. The train once again proved popular, with all seats filled most of the time. The Yates Australia and the Armadale Visitor Centre pop-up stalls were embraced by patrons, and we were grateful to have them as part of the Festival once again this year. Little ones enjoyed our live entertainment, including the Freedom Fairies and bubble shows, as well as the takeaway Yates colouring in packs. And our unique filters saw floating fairies and jumping frogs appear throughout the Park; for children to enjoy an interactive experience.
It was great to have Chalet Healy Café reopened in time for the Festival. Patrons could enjoy delicious meals and beverages during their memorable days.
It’s Yates Springtime 2022 enjoyed a longer season of blooming Tulips due to rain and sunny weather. As a result, the Festival delivered more busy days than normal.
Whilst Tulip season is over, there is so much more to come at Araluen Botanic Park throughout the seasons. Watch this space for news on upcoming events and activities which will be available during the December/January school holidays. Stay up to date by visiting the events page on our website.