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Where to Travel During Autumn School Holidays in Australia

gorgeous autumn scene in south australia

The Autumn School Holidays take place this April, and as the weather cools down, it's the perfect time to embark  on a family adventure and explore some of the popular places in Australia. It's a busy time across the state once as Aussie families plan their holidays, and it's also a lot of fun, with heaps of wonderful events and activities that are well worth seeing and visiting.

8 awesome things to do with your kids over school breaks

You can keep your family busy these autumn school holidays, with these awesome events and fun ideas. Below are some of best Autumn holiday destinations in Australia — and these places will surely make you and your kids shout for joy! 

autumn landscape under the rain in Adelaide Hills

Jurassic Creatures, Burswood

From March 31 to April 30, don't miss the chance to explore an ancient world full of animatronic dinosaurs and prehistoric ice-age creature at Crown Pyramid in Burswood. Get ready to step back in time with your children with this chilling adventure to the Ice Age via Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice,  an interactive walk sure to fascinate young and old alike. This is a must-see event especially if your kids love everything about dinosaurs.

A-MAZE-ING Animal Wonderland, South Perth

Throughout April, you and your children have the opportunity to discover a-maze-ing things through the giant maze as you explore the animal wonderland at the Perth Zoo. You can also play flamingo croquet, attend a mad tea party, or even challenge your friends to an oversized game. 

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the glamorous Adelaide Hills as it is even more enchanting as its lovely-filled, tree-lined villages and surrounds serve more colours than a rainbow. You can take a relaxed approach of driving in your reliable car hire in Adelaide while you and your whole family marvel around a series of small towns and wonder at the carnival of colour while enjoying  the weather. It's highly recommended to visit the spectacular Mount Lofty Botanic Garden located in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia.

School Holidays at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries: Marine Magic

Throughout April, everyone is invited to  to come and enjoy marina magic at WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle. Housed in 1850s-era, the Museum  is regarded as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. Lots of fun activities await your kids, including sea fairies' amazing storytelling sessions and fairy craft. Definitely worth checking out!

Fremantle Prison School Holiday Escape! Tours

Another fun activity perfect during the school holiday is the Fremantle Prison, which is deemed as the only World Heritage listed building and one of the State's premier tourist attractions in Western Australia. Your children are assured to have fun while learning about this wonderful site. Tours run on Tuesday and Thursdays during the April school holidays.

Bright Splash Park early on a cool autumn morning in Bright, Victoria

Bright, Victoria

If you and the whole family are planning to explore and rent a car in Bright, don't forget to pack your camera because this popular High Country town is well-named. Each autumn, you can feast on this captivating sight while strolling along one of several enticing walking tracks in Bright. One of the prime activities in Bright is cycling. So make sure not to miss the opportunity to envelop the vibe by being in town for the Bright Autumn Festival from April 22  to May 1. The festival is a 10-day celebration of the area's colour and seasonal produce.

Amazing Animals Discovery Zone

Ideal for the young and curious minds these school breaks, get ready to visit the Western Australian Museum's Discovery Zone at the State Library of Western Australia. Open from April 9 to 25, the Discovery Zone in Perth is a unique space for families who want to experience a Western Australian Museum, situated in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre. Here, you can challenge your kids' knowledge of WA's native animals, as well as touch and see objects from the WA Museum's collection. 

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Simply charming in autumn, Tasmania pictures a magnificent assortment of vibrant tree and berries, mix with bright days and a lingering glow at twilight. Familiar destinations to witness these enchanting colours include stopping by in Ross, a historic town, located 78 km south of Launceston and 117 km north of Hobart via rental car. But a visit on iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, which bursts with colour thanks to a natural spectacle known as 'The Turning of the Fagus', is without a doubt, a winner. Other good spot to see the breathtaking fagus is by driving to Mount Field National Park, which is also accessible from Hobart.

If you are planning a family vacation, a hire car can come in very handy. This will give you the freedom to explore different cities and towns in Australia. Make sure to book a car hire now before prices skyrocket and all rental cars get booked out in time for the holidays. With a car rental in tow, your whole family can now enjoy the autumn school holidays.

Have you decided where to go during the school breaks yet?  Do you have other recommendations? Make sure to let us know in the comments!