Each autumn, several Australian locations spring to life like at no other time of year.
The season delivers the right ingredients that allow these destinations to be at their blooming best, bursting with beauty of gob-smacking proportions.
So, for a kaleidoscope of colour, check out this alluring line-up.
Sure, the Adelaide Hills are glamorous year-round. But in autumn, the region is at its bewitching best as the charm-filled surrounds dish up more colours than a fruit salad. Take a leisurely drive around cute towns and villages – including iconic Hahndorf – and marvel at the carnival of colour. A visit to Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a must.
The Apple Isle as a whole is irresistible in autumn as a spectacular assortment of colourful scenery dominates the landscape. Leading destinations to view enchanting colours include Ross, between Hobart and Launceston, and the Derwent Valley, easily accessible from the Tasmanian capital. Iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park bursts with colour thanks to a natural spectacle known as ‘The Turning of the Fagus’ – best viewed from late April-May. Also witness the fabulous fagus at Mt Field National Park, reachable from Hobart.
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Have your camera handy in Bright and its surrounds because this popular High Country town is well-named. It is ablaze with colour each autumn thanks largely to its many deciduous trees. Witness this captivating sight while strolling along enticing walking or cycling tracks.
This sparkling pocket of WA offers a wealth of eye-catching landscapes year-round, and in autumn it’s dazzling. The appeal is enhanced by consistently fine yet mild weather that’s well-suited to exploring these magnificent surrounds. A prime spot is the Margaret River sub-region, which is a sea of colour owing to its many vibrant vineyards.
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Early autumn is harvest time in the Yarra Valley and it’s also a prized period to visit this first-rate wine region. A fury of colours blankets the landscape: vineyards, variable plant life, and exceptional sunsets combine to ensure the region is at its most stunning. The Yarra Valley is also a hot-air balloon haven, and there is no better time than autumn to admire the immense beauty from above.
Wine regions are an obvious choice for autumn wonders and SA’s most famous example is a delight, too. Colourful vineyards and sparkling sunsets stand out, backed by warm days and cooler nights – the perfect ingredients for cellar-door hopping.
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Beauty abounds in Armidale and the wider region, and in autumn the city explodes with visual appeal. Much of the credit goes to its gorgeous landscapes, including a rich collection of imposing trees that changes colour and expands its palette. It all makes for an alluring vibrancy and ensures Armidale is a must-visit for photographers and nature lovers.
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