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10 things to do in Australia during spring

10 things to do in Australia during spring

There’s no question that Australia is one of the best places in the world to visit at any time of the year, but there are parts of our sunburnt country that really come alive in spring. Here are the 10 best places to visit in Australia as the warmer weather creeps through. 

1. Visit Bowral Tulip Time Festival

An easy pleasant drive from Sydney, Bowral is nestled in the Southern Highlights, a region that really comes to life in the warmer months with a glorious floral display.

2. Check out Sydney’s hidden beaches

Before the temperature really starts to rise, spring is the perfect time to sample some of Sydney’s glorious, hidden beaches from Gordon’s Bay to Chinaman’s Beach.

3. See a show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Art and entertainment comes to Melbourne from the 15th with some of Australia’s most interesting and original performers on display in the Fringe Festival.

4. Head to the Spring Racing Carnival

From the Caulfield Cup to the Cox Plate and of course the ‘race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup, the Spring Racing Carnival is a month of racing, fashion and fun.

5. Experience the Staircase to the Moon

This breathtaking natural occurrence takes place just outside of Broome. The full moon sets over the tidal mud flat, creating a dazzling, spectacular display.

6. Explore Kings Park Festival

With a history dating back to 1964, Kings Park Festival is a month-long celebration of colour and regrowth with live music, art, exhibitions and floral displays.

7. Pig out at the Barossa Gourmet Weekend

A food lover’s dream, the Barossa Gourmet Weekend celebrates some of the finest produce in the country with one of Australia’s premier wine regions as a backdrop.

8. Take it all in at the Brisbane Festival

For three weeks in September Brisbane becomes a cultural hub with a range of incredible events by local and international acts from comedy to theatre.

9. Break a sweat during the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

What better way to see the Harbour City than by running through it. With a range of different sized races, the Sydney Running Festival is a great way to see the city!

10. Head to the AFL Finals

Even if you don’t support a team, the AFL finals are something that well and truly has to be experienced, with passionate crowds cheering their colours on.

What’s your favourite thing to do in Australia during spring?

Let us know in the comments.

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