Australia’s spring season has much to offer travellers from the month of September to November. A variety of activities are available — from the nation-stopping Melbourne Cup to opera, jazz, blues and sculpture amongst the wineries of Hunter Valley, near Sydney; or combine food, wine, diving and surfing in Western Australia’s Margaret River and take in beautiful views of wildflowers.
Every year, almost 500,000 visitors flock to Canberra’s Floriade in September and October to be in awe of the sea of flowers alongside Lake Burley Griffin in Commonwealth Park. Featuring more than one million blooms, Floriade has earned the title of the Largest Flower Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The event includes a programme of horticulture workshops, music and entertainment.
Australia’s Most Famous Horse Racing Carnival
The Melbourne Cup Carnival isn’t just about a single race – festivities overrun the city for more than a week, with four unique race days taking place. Sports, fashion, food and entertainment share the global spotlight in Melbourne.
Outdoor Art Gallery
In October, the already spectacular Bondi to Bronte Walk in Sydney gets an artistic makeover with the addition of dozens of brilliant, wacky and playful sculptures for the Sculpture by the Sea Festival. With over 100 pieces to admire, as well as thought-provoking interactive sculptures on both the beaches and the rocky outcrops overlooking the ocean, it’s the perfect place for a family outing on a warm evening.