Spring is the best time of the year to explore a country like Australia which is home to plenty of incredible tourist destinations that can be explored in various ways, depending upon your feasibility. It’s true that holidaymakers in Australia prefer campervan trips for discovering travel destinations, and if you are planning a similar kind of trip this Spring, you should also try to experience self-drive road trip, if you haven’t enjoyed one yet.
If you plan to explore Australia from September to November, you will enjoy excellent weather and countless activities. From exploring vast vineyards and wineries in Hunter Valley region to enjoying jazz, and opera in the sparkling city of Sydney Australia has far too more to offer the visitors than they think.
If you like, you can explore Margaret River – a beautiful town in Western Australia and discover its unique art and craft, surf spots, food and wine. Discover the unique marine life on the beautiful beaches of Great Barrier Reef, experience the wilderness of Barron Gorge National Park while enjoying a ride on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and take in the picture-perfect views of the lush green forest while hiking in the Daintree rainforest.
Here is what you can do in Australia this Spring
1. Floriade - Explore the Country’s Biggest Flower Festival in Canberra
Spring is the unique time to experience the true beauty of Australia, as the country plays host to a wide range of flower festivals during this time and Floriade that is celebrated in Canberra remains the biggest among them. This year Floriade will be celebrated from 16 September to 15 October 2017, and hence if you haven’t planned your trip to Canberra yet, you should do it now.
In 2017 Floriade will enter in its 30th year and if you haven’t seen it even once, you must explore it this time around. The festival which runs for approximately a month attracts millions of visitors each year. During this time, the city looks absolutely stunning because you will find a striking display of flowers in Commonwealth Park’s themed gardens. In addition to that, you can take part in horticulture workshops and learn a variety of gardening tips from the experts. The best thing about this festival is that it’s absolutely free, hence, you can enjoy it with your entire family.
Apart from enjoying this festival, you can also explore attractions like the Old Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin, the Australian War Memorial, and National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
2. Brisbane Spring Festival – An Amazing Arts Festival
If you are looking forward to enjoying classical music and opera with your entire family, then Brisbane Spring Festival is perhaps the best place for you. This striking arts festival is celebrated annually in the city of Brisbane in the month of September and a large number of people attend it each year. This year, Brisbane Spring Festival will be celebrated from 9-30 September, wherein you can relish unlimited entrainment and explore delicious foods. If you are someone who loves attending theatre and comedy shows, then Brisbane Spring Festival is exactly the place where you should be.
3. Sydney Fringe Festival – An Independent Arts Festival
If you are planning to visit Sydney, New South Wales’ cosmopolitan capital in the coming few months, plan your trip in September itself. If you make it in September itself, you will get to explore the Sydney Fringe Festival. Yes, this independent arts festival will be celebrated between 1st September to 30th September 2017 over 50 distinct venues across the city. If you attend this festival you will be able to explore the unique works of independent artists and performers. If you are interested, you can easily interact with a large number of artists and know more about their lives and works.
You can also explore Royal Botanic Garden, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour, the Rocks, Hyde Park, Luna Park Sydney, and Featherdale Wildlife Park when you visit the capital of New South Wales.
4. Bright Spring Festival – Discover the Attractions of The Great Alpine Valleys
The Bright Spring Festival is all set to enter in its 29th year, and the audience will surely have an excellent time exploring the trees coming to life with striking buds and flowers. The festival is organised in a city called Bright in the state of Victoria, which is approximately 320 away from the states’ capital city Melbourne. Starting from 21st October the festival will last until 7th November 2017. The festival is organised to showcase the striking attractions of Victoria’s the great Alpine Valleys. The Bright Spring Festival is one of the best places in the country to discover a wide range of flowers in Spring.
Aside from that, you can also explore art exhibition, bike trails, and walking tracks in the city of Bright. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Bright include the Alpine National Park, the Mount Buffalo National Park, and the Morses Creek, so if time is not a constraint for you, you can look forward to exploring these attractions.
5. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
The state of Queensland is also an extremely action-packed place and you can explore Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers from 15 to 24 September 2017. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will be entering in 70th year now, which means it’s one of the oldest flower festivals celebrated by the country. The festival which lasts for 10 days, allow the city to celebrate a number of music and entertainment events at different places. Food and wine events are also organised across the city at various venues.
Apart from discovering above-mentioned festivals, you can also explore Renmark’s Rose Festival.
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