Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Victoria
By Carla Grossetti
Published: 15 March, 2017
The beautiful, sunny days and mild, clear evenings of the Australian autumn (March to May) provide the perfect backdrop for the season’s festivals, which are as much about enjoying the settings and scenery as the events themselves. At this time of year you can listen to Italian opera in the open air in Victoria’s stunning High Country, soar through Canberra’s crisp skies in a hot air balloon, laugh at crowd-pleasing comics at an international comedy fest in Melbourne or hike through the Hunter Valley wine country while its hills are ablaze in autumnal glory. Here are just a few of our favourite events happening around Australia this autumn.