Then there was the professional tulip plantations, we visited the one at the picturesque Table Cape which stood proudly overlooking the Bass strait, up on the North west coast. It seems they export tulip bulbs every year as far as the north western Europe near the North Sea. There were also banners for upcoming flower festivals in many a town. We couldn’t stay long enough to witness the locals bring out the jewels from their own nurseries. However I managed to get away with a few flowers safely etched in the memory of my Compact flash card.