A transitional season, autumn showcases the vibrant changing colours of nature, signalling the approaching cold weather in the southern states. This makes it the ideal season to set out on the road and explore the natural wonders Australia has to offer. Not sure where to start? Here is some inspiration for your next autumn adventure.
Victoria – High Country
Located in the north-east of Victoria, the High Country houses phenomenal mountains, rivers, lakes and valleys. Known for its nature, Victoria’s High Country is home to an array of charming towns, desperate to be explored, including Bright and its tree-lined streets tjat are a sight for sore eyes after a year of lockdowns and closed borders. Head out on a cycling tour, swing by one of the premier wineries in Rutherglen, or immerse yourself in the history of Beechworth – the possibilities are endless!
New South Wales – Armidale
Leafy streets and a foodie’s dream, Armidale is the destination to visit this autumn. Bask in the vibrant orange and red leaves right in the heart of town or at the four national parks on offer: New England National Park, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Cunnawarra National Park and Werrikimbe National Park. Set out on a bushwalking expedition, unlock the town’s history on the Heritage Bus Tour, or witness the beauty of the Wollomombi Gorge.
Queensland – Toowoomba
Known as the ‘Garden City’, Toowoomba is the ideal destination to visit during autumn. While Queensland’s version of autumn is quite different to Victoria’s in terms of temperature, Toowoomba still presents a stunning display of changing leaves and is mildly cooler than summer. Pack a picnic and head to Queens Park, and bask in the stunning surrounds. The Toowoomba Farmers Market allows access to fresh, local produce perfect for the picnic! Immerse yourself in the deep history of the town, set out on foot to the top of Table Top Mountain, or indulge your inner-artist by exploring the street art!
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Pictured is Huggins Lookout, Bright, Victoria. Image courtesy of iStock: 532568238