Top 10 Things to Do in Australia During Spring

Spring has sprung!

Top 10 Things to Do in Australia During Spring

Spring has sprung!
spring things to do - tesselaar tulip festival

After a long cold winter, we think it’s fair to say the sun cravings are starting to hit pretty hard.

Spring is the beginning of beach walks, the sun setting later, and flowers starting to bloom – and we all have a little more pep in our step for it. 

Us Aussies love to stay active, and spring marks the start of getting back out in nature. We’ve broken down our top 10 things to do during spring all over Australia so you can find some spring-spiration near you.

1. Celebrate Flower Day in Adelaide

From 1938 to 1975 Adelaide would celebrate ‘flower day’ every year to honour their beautiful city during spring. Over 46 years later the festival made a long-awaited return in 2021 and will commence again in 2022 from the 28th to the 29th of October. 

Residents are encouraged to put flowers out the front of their houses and don their best floral clothing to celebrate the start of spring and the beautiful city. Let’s be real, would anything put more spring in your step than wandering through the flower-lined streets of Adelaide?


2. Explore Tasmania’s nature trails

Australia during spring - tasmania hiking trails
Tarkine | @fabiola_cacciatore

Spring is possibly the most perfect time to enjoy Tasmania.

It’s not freezing cold, but still chilly enough to turn a woodfire on and cosy up. Our recommendation is to get outside and explore the beautiful nature trails that Tasmania has to offer.

From Wineglass Bay to the Tarkine Rainforest, spring opens up Tasmania as the wildflowers bloom and the native wildlife comes to life. Make the best of your walk by bringing along a pair of binoculars to go bird-watching.


3. Attend Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvan Victoria

If you’re after a true spring experience then look no further than the Tesselaar Tulip Festival.

More than a million bulbs are on show including over 900,000 tulips, and the festival is open daily from 10-5 between September 10th and October 9th. 

Tickets to enter the festival will set you back $32.50, however you are given access to music, food, dutch culture and lots of children’s activities like face painting so we think it’s well worth it.


4. Go waterhole hopping in the Northern Territory

Australia during spring- bitter springs
Bitter Springs | @imlukemackenzie

Spring is a great time to visit the Northern Territory because the weather is absolutely beautiful. Now is the time to make your way from Darwin to Alice Springs visiting all of the beautiful natural pools that have evolved over thousands of years.

Ormiston Gorge can’t be missed and is one of the deepest river pools in the desert, suspected to be 14 metres deep at the southerly end. Our other ultimate favourite that you can’t miss is Bitter Springs in Katherine, the water is so crystal clear you’ll think you’ve taken a trip to Fiji.


5. Eat and drink your way through the gourmet food and wine in Margaret River

Margaret River is home to some of the nation’s best culinary experiences.

You can venture into just about any restaurant and rest assured that your tastebuds will be taken on an adventure. However, spring marks the start of exhilarating freshness meaning most restaurants change up their winter menus and incorporate fresh new spring flavours.

But we can never mention the Margaret River region without talking up their first-class wine list, and let’s be real, it wouldn’t be a romantic weekend getaway without stopping in at some of the country’s best wineries right?


6. Go whale watching

Australia during spring - whale watching
Source: @sharkyaerials

Spring brings new life and new beginnings, and with that comes the famous whales that the south of Australia is so famous for.

Between the months of May and December, you can spot whales from near and far all over the country. Booking yourself a tour will cost anywhere from $100-$500 to get up close and personal with these beautiful giants, or else simply look from the shores and hike your way up a headland and cross your fingers that they’ll put on a display.


7. Take a trip down to the canola fields in WA’s South West

Australia during spring - toodyay canola fields
Toodyay | @shotbylukewilliams

The canola fields around Perth bloom from August to October every year.

The rolling hills of yellow make for an amazing site to see whilst driving or if you’re not in a rush stop the car and grab a pic of the beautiful display of golden flowers. The closest place to see the canola fields from Perth is the country town of York, where an hour and a half drive will give you ample opportunity to see the wonderful fields.


8. Get spotting at Kakadu Bird Week

Kakadu National Park comes alive in spring with more than a third of Australia’s bird species calling the area home.

Experience the phenomenon at the spring Wildlife event from September 30th to October 7th. It’s unmissable if you’re a keen bird lover with specialist lectures, cultural events and of course some of Australia’s best bird-watching opportunities.

Some of the bird species you can spot range from the Black Necked Stork, to Eagles and Brolgas.


9. Cruise the Murray River

The Murray River is a place you have to experience in the spring at least once in your life.

Wildlife is at its peak along the river when the weather starts to get warmer with over 350 species of birds alone, and it’s also the time that the beautiful wildflowers start to bloom along the banks. The mighty Murray River is one of the longest in the world, so we recommend making the most of it and booking a cruise. Cruises along the river can range from $160 for the day to five thousand for a week of complete luxury and peace. 


10. Spring Racing

The Melbourne Spring Races come alive in the months of September through to November. For the first time in over two years, capacity crowds will be back for three whole months of action-packed racing, fashion and entertainment. 

Of course, the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse is the highlight of the season. So put your best dress on and place some bets down for a day out in the sun watching some of the finest and most prestigious racing in the world. 

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Feature Image: Tesselaar Tulip Festival | @tesselaar_tulip_festival

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