Population: 1908 (2006)
Postcode: 3795
Elevation: 217 m (712 ft)
  • 40 km (25 mi) from Melbourne
  • 12 km (7 mi) from Lilydale
  • Local Government Area: Shire of Yarra Ranges
    State District: Evelyn, Monbulk
    Federal Division: Casey
    In and around Silvan:
    Mount Evelyn Wandin East Seville
    Olinda Silvan Hoddles Creek
    Monbulk Monbulk Macclesfield
    Silvan Reservoir from Kalorama

    Silvan is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Silvan had a population of 1908.

    A Post Office opened on 19 August 1892 known as Wandin until 1893, then Wandin South until 1913, then Silvan.

    Silvan is a growing tourist town, with many visitors making the journey to the Tesselaar Tulip Farm in Spring time and to Chappies U-pick fruit farm during the summer. A farming town, Silvan is home to some of the best quality fruits in Australia and boasts ownership of Y.V. Fresh, a large local growers cooperative, and also Chappies, the first u-pick berry and cherry farm to start in Australia.

    Silvan also is the location of the Silvan Reservoir.

    The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League.

    Silvan marks half way between the Shire of Yarra Ranges two main suburbs of Belgrave and Lilydale, both large towns.

    Tesselaar Tulip Festival: General Entry Ticket more_vert
    $28.00 AUD Book
    The festival is based in Silvan approximately 43kms from Melbourne at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. The 30 day festival program is broken up into themes with bands, entertainment, food, stallholders and activities centered on those themes. Themes include Turkish, Dutch, Food Wine & Jazz, Irish and Children's Days. On average people spend 2 hours at the festival and others like to spend the whole day enjoying the live music and gardens.

    Visit: Tesselaar's Bulbs and Flowers

    You will receive a festival guide/map upon arrival for your self-guided experience.
    Along with walking through the fields of tulips, other activities include:
    • a tractor led trailer ride with a narration (In English) of the history and process of planting the fields (fees apply)
    • u-pick tulip experience (fees apply)
    • live entertainment including bands, stage shows and roving acts
    • treasure hunt - find all of the hidden clues and hand in your answers for a sweet treat
    • sculpture exhibit among the tulips
    • shops and souvenirs
    • traditional Dutch games and lawn games
    • a mini Holland - Clog Shop, Souvenir Shop, staff in Dutch costumes and Dutch barrel organ
    • photo opportunities galore!
    • Bathroom and wheelchair accessible facilities on-site, dogs are permitted if on a lead
    • Ample free parking on-site for cars and coaches
    • A wide range of food and cuisines on offer for meals on-site

    • $28.00
    • query_builder 90 to 420 minutes
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