Spring in Australia: Five Fun Activities
Reasons why you should visit Oz in springtime
Probably the best time to visit Australia is in spring when
the flowers bloom, the weather is fine, and the country comes alive with
exciting events. Spring season begins in September and lasts until November so
start booking a car hire or campervan hire now to grab the best deals.
If it's your first time to visit the land down under, then you might want to consider some of the activities that VroomVroomVroom recommends. Our goal is not only to provide you with the cheapest car rental in Australia, but to make your holiday hassle-free and memorable.
We have come up with five fun activities that we think you will enjoy when you visit Oz in springtime. Check out our list below:
Canoeing and Kayaking
Australia is blessed with many picturesque water formations – from gorges and rivers to inlets and backwaters. There are several destinations in each region that are perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Tasmania is known for its Bathurst Harbour, where kayak expeditions are organised, and the North Esk River where you can go white water rafting. Experience kayaking alongside shipwrecks, mangroves, and dolphins in South Australia's Port River. Explore the Great Barrier Reef by kayaking from Mission Beach to rainforest-covered islands in Queensland.
Some of the world's best surfing spots can be found in Australia; and the weather in spring makes them more appealing. People are often in search of "the perfect wave" but finding that really depends on the individual's skill. If you're a beginner, the best place to learn surfing is at Bondi Beach in New South Wales or Anglesea in Victoria. The region also hosts the annual Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival Bird Rock, in case you are looking for more action. Also known as a surfer's paradise, make sure to check out the breaks of Queensland's Gold Coast.
Explore Kangaroo Island
A trip to the land down under isn't complete if you don't explore Kangaroo Island, which is the third largest island in the country. It is situated just below Adelaide in South Australia, and features diverse wildlife including koalas and kangaroos. Head to Cape Borda for a chance to see some dolphins or go to Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park to catch a glimpse of migratory birds. There are many walking trails on the island, which makes it easier to discover the area by foot and encounter more interesting animals such as the Cape Barren geese, wader birds, and nesting platypus.
Melbourne Cup Carnival
Witness one of the richest horse racing carnivals in the world between October and November as Melbourne Cup Carnival gathers Australia's most popular personalities, fashion icons, distinguished jockeys, and elite horses. So wear your best suit, or your best dress paired with a fashionable hat, when you head to the Flemington Racecourse. This is your chance to rub elbows with the rich and famous, and experience an unparalleled party atmosphere and watch the “race that stops the nation” as most Australians refer to it.
With more than 2,400 wineries across 65 wine regions, Australia is indeed the ultimate place to go on a wine tour. These wineries aren't your typical wine store, as most of them offer scenic tours, exciting events, wine sampling, and food tasting. Learn the art of fine wine by visiting Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River, Western Australia. They boast of their award-winning restaurant, art gallery, tours and tastings. Barossa in South Australia is also a popular wine hotspot in Oz, and you can best experience the region by visiting Jacob's Creek. There are many activities to choose from including sensory experience, cooking classes, and vineyard touring.