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
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.