Discover Australia's Spring

Floriade festival, Canberra, ACT. © Tourism Australia

Discover Australia's Spring

Discover Australia’s spring season, which lasts from September to November for most of the country. In our tropical north, this is the ‘build-up’ or pre-monsoonal season.

Watch Melbourne dress up for the nation-stopping Melbourne Cup. Enjoy opera, jazz, blues and sculpture amongst the wineries of the Hunter Valley, near Sydney. Combine food, wine, diving and surfing in Western Australia’s Margaret River. Trek through the primeval treetops in Queensland’s World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Experience the wildlife and wildflower show on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island or snare a prize barramundi during the Northern Territory’s ‘build-up’. See Canberra come alive with a million spring blooms at Floriade or follow Tasmania’s blooming gardens to natural and historic attractions. In Australia, spring is also a great season to surf, sea kayak and canoe.


Out spring brings you

Australia's Spring Racing Carnival

Australia's Spring Racing Carnival

Stop for the Melbourne Cup and embrace fun, fashion and horse racing at the Spring Racing Carnival.

Spring in the Daintree Rainforest

Spring in the Daintree Rainforest

Renew yourself in the ancient Daintree, the world’s oldest rainforest.

Spring break in Margaret River

Spring break in Margaret River

Spring clean your outlook on life with a week of wining, dining, whale-watching, diving and surfing in Western Australia’s Margaret River.

Kangaroo Island's Spring Showcase

Kangaroo Island’s Spring Showcase

From wildlife to wildflowers spring delivers an action-packed show on Kangaroo Island.

Tasmania’s blooming gardens

Tasmania’s blooming gardens

Tasmania’s blooming spring gardens bring colour to an already stunning environment.

Fishing in the barra build-up, Northern Territory

Fishing in the barra build-up, Northern Territory

Snare a prize barramundi during the Northern Territory’s ‘build-up’, which lasts from October to December.

Hunter Valley Spring Events

Hunter Valley Spring Events

Embrace the essence of spring in this vine-lined region, two hours drive north of Sydney.

Floriade, Canberra

Floriade, Canberra

See Canberra come alive with a million spring blooms at Floriade, Australia biggest flower festival.

Journeys

Australian Holiday Ideas

Australian Holiday Ideas

Create your own Australian holiday with these easy itinerary ideas. Starting from each of our international gateways, these versatile three-week segments give you an idea of how much you can see and do on even a short Australian holiday. Break them down or combine them to match your time-frame, arrival point and list of 'must-see' destinations. Australia is a vast country, but with planning you can cover a diversity of landscapes in just a few weeks.

From Sydney, see Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, then fly to Uluru. Combine the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Centre from Cairns. From Brisbane, pack in the Gold Coast, Fraser Island and the Whitsundays before flying to Sydney. Discover Margaret River, Ningaloo Reef, Broome, Darwin and even Sydney from Perth. From Melbourne, drive to elegant Adelaide or Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed wilderness. From Adelaide, see Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges then take the Ghan through Alice Springs to Darwin.

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Australia's spring

Surfing Australia

Australia’s surf beaches, where first-class waves for all surfing abilities crash, are born from the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Indian Ocean in the west and the Southern Ocean in the south . Visit iconic Bells Beach, near Torquay, the gateway to Victoria’s Surf Coast on the Great Ocean Road.

Canoeing and Kayaking Australia

From tranquil inlets and backwaters to picturesque rivers and gorges, Australia offers many places to paddle. Canoe the Blackwood River, which meanders through Western Australia’s south-west, or along the maze of calm waterways in South Australia’s Coorong.