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Where to see autumn colours in Australia


As summer departs, various sections of Australia hit their peak of prettiness.

The new season signals an explosion of colours as deciduous trees and other spectacular scenery burst to life.

Scroll down for eye-popping vibrancy.

It’s time to treat the senses…

SA's Adelaide Hills are an autumn star. More below. Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission.

Where to see autumn colours in NSW

Nestled behind the iconic Blue Mountains is Mudgee, a city and wider region famed for its food and wine. Autumn is an optimal time to visit, as the picturesque surrounds burst with colour. On Mudgee's main drag, Church St, you'll be greeted with Manchurian pear trees that go their signature shade of buttery yellow in autumn. Bliss!

Stay at: BIG4 Mudgee Holiday Park.

All roads lead to Mudgee. Credit: Destination NSW.

Where to see autumn colours in VIC

The Macedon Ranges spoils for choice when March rolls around thanks mostly to a cluster of deciduous trees that dot the surrounds. The views of Mt Macedon are especially dazzling during the crisp and colourful season. Some places of note to see a kaleidoscope of colours are Honour Avenue and Centennial Park. Further up the mount, it’s worthwhile checking out Days Picnic Ground and Sanatorium Lake.

Visit: When driving between Melbourne and Castlemaine or Bendigo.

Macedon is at its vibrant best when summer is subbed out for the next season.

Where to see autumn colours in WA 

The Swan Valley is stunning at the best of times, but it’s an absolute treat for the eyes when the lingering glow of summer fades. The many vines of the state’s oldest wine region dazzle with their rich assortment of shades, all set among relaxing surrounds on the outskirts of pretty Perth. Beautiful.

Stay at: BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park or Perth Central Caravan Park.

When March arrives, the Swan Valley really turns it on. Credit: Tourism Western Australia.

Where to see autumn colours in SA

SA turns up the vibrancy in autumn, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the Adelaide Hills. The pretty region is replete with striking colours that best emerge from its deciduous trees and cluster of vineyards. Hahndorf and nearby Mt Lofty Botanic Garden are two locations all but guaranteed to deliver the perfect Insta shot. And it's all an easy drive from Adelaide.

Stay at: BIG4 West Beach ParksThe Retreat at West Beach Parks or Marion Holiday Park in Adelaide.

Hue knew: Mt Lofty Botanic Garden stars in autumn. Credit: dronedynamicssa.

Why go to the NT in autumn

May signals the start of the dry season in the Top End, meaning the reliable mix of warm weather, low humidity, and minimal rainfall makes this part of the country simply irresistible. Further south in the Red Centre, autumn is considered by many as the peak time to visit thanks to the cool nights-warm days combo.

Stay at: BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park or BIG4 Hidden Valley Holiday Park in Darwin, BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Katherine or Breeze Holiday Parks – Mary River.

Mesmerising: Nitmiluk Gorge. Credit: Tourism NT/Sean Scott.

Where to see autumn colours in TAS 

There are plenty of places to marvel at the Apple Isle’s aesthetic awesomeness in autumn; top pick is to take a daytrip northwest of Hobart. Start at the Derwent River town of New Norfolk and head to Pulpit Rock Lookout for breathtaking panoramas of the seasonal splendour. Further west, aim for Mt Field National Park where native Fagus (beech) glows golden during these months, stealing attention from the area’s famous waterfalls.

Stay at: BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist Park.

Fall in love with the views from Pulpit Rock Lookout. Credit: Mauricio E. Mozo.

Where to see autumn colours in QLD

The Southern Downs and Granite Belt region warmly embraces the seasonal colour show. The likes of Stanthorpe and Warwick are perfect bases to witness vibrant yellow, orange, and red hues that dominate the surrounding landscape. Simply sublime.

Stay at: BIG4 Freedom Lifestyle Holiday Park Warwick or Country Style Holiday Park in Stanthorpe.

Stanthorpe turns up that autumn glow. Credit: Tourism and Events Queensland.

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