Walking shoes today as we head to Lake Burley Griffin and Commonwealth Park to Floriade. This celebration of spring is counted in flowers: tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, violas, pansies, wallflowers, all colour and fragrance. The four-hectare site is filled with over a million blooms in a variety of themed garden beds designed to fit within an overarching theme each year. The National Arboretum is next, a vision for the future. It’s home to 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. More than 48,000 trees grow on this 250 hectare (618 acres) site, with species from over 100 countries represented. Located at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin, just 6km from the centre of Canberra. This still new arboretum has panoramic views over Canberra, Lake Burley Griffin and beyond. Our guide will board our coach for a guided tour. This afternoon is a real treat – High Tea at the Hyatt Hotel! Be surrounded by luxury in the elegant Tea Lounge where tables are laden with petit fours, scones, macaroons, filo parcels, sandwiches and tiny glasses of white and dark chocolate pannacotta – it is an afternoon of sheer heaven!