With blooming gardens glazed in sunshine, Australia shows off a different side of its beauty as spring season unfolds. Without the frigid air of winter or the prickling heat of summer, you can easily get around tourist sites and try different activities.
When does spring start? Seasons in Australia vary throughout its regions, but the country is generally blessed by spring from September to November. And if you are wondering where to begin your trip in the world’s sixth largest country, here are the places you can explore and things you can do for an ultimate spring vacation in Australia:
Attend Flower Festivals
If you are staying in Canberra, you can’t miss Floriade. It is the grandest flower festival in the continent, packed with cultural events, horticultural workshops, art shows, musical entertainment, and recreational activities. Dubbed as Australia’s Celebration of Spring, Floriade gives you the chance to learn about flowers and gardens, visit the Gnome Knoll, sample local wine or beer, and see millions of spectacular blooms.
Appreciate local arts and crafts during the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, the longest-running floral festival in Australia held in Grafton. It is held from the last weekend of October to the first weekend of November. Witness a float parade, skits on the streets, and fireworks by the Clarence River.
Be stunned by over 75,000 tulips in Corbett Gardens and 15,000 flowers in Bowral during the annual Tulip Time Festival. Watch street parades and check out creative market stalls. Check out the restaurants and vintage stores in Bowral. See different types of blooms during the Leura Gardens Festival, from azaleas and rhododendrons to dogwoods and camellias.
Unwind at Lovely Australian Parks and Gardens
The breathtaking Spring Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney is worth a stroll. Experience the shades and scent of spring with Lobularia (Sweet Alyssum), Ranunculus (Buttercup), and Viola (Pansy). At the Southern Africa Garden, you can spot spring bulbs like Spiraxis and Moraea.
Spend one of your sunny mornings gazing at different varieties of Camellias in Lisgar Gardens in Hornsby. Your family will also enjoy the picnic ground, the gazebo, a small pond, and waterfall.
If you are in Auburn, go to the Auburn Botanic Gardens for the stunning view of flora and fauna accentuated by lakes, bridges, and the Duck River. Take pictures of Floribunda, petunias, garden roses, and grandiflora. Watch out for peacocks, swans, and birds freely roaming around the garden.
Want a complete park experience? Centennial Park, located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and the largest park that make up the Centennial Parklands, has a lot of activities and relaxation spots for the whole family. You can take quiet walks in gardens and grand avenues, marvel at statues and historic buildings, and meet animals like swans, ducks, pelicans, geese and turtles.
Walk Around Uluru
Did you know that if you want to see Uluru during the summer, it would be a challenge because the temperature soars to 38 °C? Spring is the best time to marvel at this massive sandstone monolith in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Red Centre. Book a Camping tour to Uluru & King Canyon to experience the Uluru Kata Tjuta Sunrise and more!
Chase Down Adventures at Daintree Rainforest
You and your travel buddies can enjoy jungle surfing, crocodile spotting, and bird at the World-Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest located in Queensland. It is also home to different animals, such as reptiles, bat and butterfly species, and a wide array of bird species.
Take Romantic Beach Walks
The soothing atmosphere during spring is perfect if you want clear views of the ocean and striking landscapes. Take the Bondi to Coogee walk, a six-kilometer (3.7-mile) walk that will surprise you with Tamarama, Bronte, and Clovelly. You will also come across ocean baths and cafés. Tourists and locals also rave about the Spit Bridge to Manly Walk in Balgowlah Heights. Reef Beach, Fisher Bay, and Forty Baskets Beach will unveil themselves along the trail.
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