10 Australian Destinations to Visit in Autumn

 


Autumn is
one of the most colourful times of year to visit Australia, no matter
where you plan on going. Make the most of Cruisin’s 15% Off autumn
special and visit at least one or two of these prime autumn destinations
along the way. 

1. The Yarra Valley, Victoria

At
this time of year, the leaves of the Yarra Valley’s vines are
transforming into vibrant tones of red and gold and are well worth a
visit just to witness this 
unparalleled burst
of colour. Before you embark on a full day of wine tasting and
exploring your choice of the 80 wineries in the area, enjoy a
magnificent hot air balloon adventure for spectacular views of this
scenic wine region in Victoria.

2. Hobart, Tasmania

A visit to Hobart during autumn is a delight for the eyes. Visit the historical
suburb of Salamanca to witness local trees ablaze with red, orange or
gold or pay a visit to the Royal Hobart Botanical Gardens just fifteen
minutes from Hobart to enjoy a range of ancient tree species.

3. Orange, NSW

The name
itself is enough of a guarantee that this small country town just 3.5
hours from Sydney is a must-visit during the autumn months. Witness
trees boasting colourful foliage and sample some of the finest food and
wine produce that the country has on offer.

4. Bright, Victoria

If you
want to really celebrate this scenic time of year, don’t hesitate to pay
a visit to Victoria’s town of Bright where you will find the Bright
Autumn Festival. The event runs from the 24 April until the 3 May 2015
and celebrates all things autumn including fine seasonal produce. Visit
over the Gala Weekend to encounter the festival’s vibrant market, local
music and a street parade. Your motorhome will be the ideal oasis to
return to after a day of celebrating.

5. Margaret River, Western Australia

The month
of April is a prime time to visit this cultured corner of Western
Australia. Swing by the annual wine festival offering the finest of the
region’s wine and fresh home grown local produce. You will also have the
opportunity to appreciate row by row of red and gold vines; the
ultimate autumn photo opportunity.

6. Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Collect your motorhome from Cruisin’s Sydney Branch and make your way to the
state’s finest wine region. Autumn is harvest season in the area and the
vines turn gorgeous hues of red and orange. April is also a lively time
as the area hosts its best food and wine festivals.

7. Canberra, ACT

Held over 9 days, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular is reason enough to visit
Canberra in Autumn. During this event, known for being one of the best
hot air ballooning events in the world, balloons from around the globe
take to the sky creating a truly beautiful spectacular.

8. Blue Mountains, NSW

Pulpit Rock Walk, Blue Mountains National Park

New South Wales’ Blue Mountains are a sight for sore eyes at this colourful
time of year. Choose from one of the many bush walking tracks in the
area to gain appreciation of the rich earthy atmosphere, crisp mountain
air and overwhelming array of autumn colour everywhere you look. 

9. Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

While you’re visiting the Yarra Valley, it is well worth navigating to the
nearby Dandenong Ranges with its picture-prefect forest and ferns. This
natural corner of Australia has something on offer for all travellers.
Take an iconic ride on Puffing Billy to really appreciate this natural
oasis in Autumn.

10. Ross, Tasmania

The historic town of Ross located just off the Midlands Highway in Tasmania
is a beautiful sight during autumn. The main street is lined with
vibrant trees ablaze with colour. Take a scenic walk up the street
before enjoying local delights from one of the specialist wood-fired
bakeries.