The romantic golden autumn is not only enjoyed in Europe or North America. In Australia, you can enjoy all kinds of beauty in the Australian autumn which runs from March to May every year.
The beauty of autumn colors in Victoria
The state of Victoria is one of the best destinations for enjoying the fall colors in Australia. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of the color of the leaves turning yellow, golden to red.
The city of Melbourne is a great choice to enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery while enjoying the various local food and wine festivals. You can also visit the Yarra Valley, where you can do various outdoor activities with different atmospheres such as jogging, cycling, or picnicking while enjoying the autumn colors.
However, it is not complete to enjoy autumn in the Yarra Valley without a glass of wine. As Victoria’s oldest wine region, the Yarra Valley has a winemaking hub that produces premium Australian wines of the highest quality.
If you are looking for the best place for selfies, you can go to the botanical gardens that are scattered almost all over the state. Like the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Garden located near Olinda Town, Alfred Nicholas Garden in Sheerbrooke, or the RJ Hammer Arboretum where you can find more than 150 native Australian plants.
If you visit, head to the Bright Autumn Festival which starts from April 16 – May 5. At this festival you can try a variety of autumn specialties, relax in the open gardens, visit traditional Australian markets, and enjoy exciting music and parades.
You can also visit Stanley, a small town nestled in the hills of the Victorian Alps known for its apple and nut production. To add color to your holiday, head to the Tesselaar KaBloom Flower Festival in Silvan and enjoy the sight of thousands of autumn flowers in bloom. This festival takes place during the month of April every year.
German-style neighborhood in Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Adelaide Hills is 30 minutes southeast of Adelaide city. This is a scenic hillside area that South Australia is famous for, especially when the leaves turn golden yellow in the fall.
At this time, don’t forget to visit Hahndorf, one of the most beautiful cities in Australia which has been inhabited by German (Prussian) immigrants since 1839. Hahndorf is famous for its typical German architectural buildings which are dominated by wood and brick materials with steep roofs.
From Hahndorf, you can visit the Barossa Valley, a wine hub where you can sample world-class premium Australian wines. In addition to vineyard tours, the Barossa Valley also features the beauty of Australia’s fall colors and a farmers market selling fresh local produce.
If you’re craving a unique experience, you can take a hot air balloon ride and enjoy the view of the golden sunrise over the vineyards of the Barossa Valley. As a closing trip, you can try to enjoy breakfast accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine at Barossa.
Autumn in the Australian City of Colors, Orange, New South Wales
3.5 hours from Sydney, Orange is famous for its golden leaves in autumn. This place is one of the main destinations for local Australians and tourists who want to enjoy the autumn atmosphere in the state of New South Wales.
Located in the Canobalos region, the land of Orange is renowned for its fertility which makes the area one of the highest quality agricultural producers in Australia.
Be a part of the rising slow food movement, by participating in the 100 Mile Dinner, a communal feast of locally sourced wine and food within 100 miles (160 km) of the city of Orange.
Orange is also home to some of Australia’s finest winemaking centers. You can sample chardonnay or pinot noir at Philip Shaw wineries, Nashdale Lane wineries and De Salis Wines.
In the Ferment area, you can try a variety of wines from the finest winemaking centers in New South Wales. From there, continue your culinary journey at a wide selection of top quality restaurants such as Racine Restaurant and Lolli Redini.
Down the Blackwood River Valley, Western Australia
Blackwood River Valley is a 3-hour drive from the city of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. This 60 hectare area is home to many Australian wildflowers and plants.
This place has more than 3,000 native Australian plants consisting of 1,000 different species. If you enjoy the great outdoors, the Blackwood River Valley is a great place to visit as one of the best ways to experience its natural beauty is by walking through the valley.
The Blackwood River Valley is named one of the top five places to enjoy autumn in Australia.