We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite places where you can get back into nature, soak up the sunshine, and smell the flowers.
Spring is nearly here, and boy are we excited to say goodbye to icy mornings and short days. As the weather warms up, it’s time to come out of hibernation. And what better way to welcome spring than by spending time in the open air! To help inspire you, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite places where you can get back into nature, soak up the sunshine, and smell the flowers.
Ellery Creek Big Hole, Northern Territory
Located 1 hour from Alice Springs, this picturesque watering hole was carved out of thousands of years of floods. It’s not only a beautiful spot for a swim but is perfect for hiking, enjoying a picnic and is equipped with camping facilities.
Mungo National Park, New South Wales
Take a road trip to a town in regional New South Wales rich in Indigenous history. Much more than your usual weekend escape, here you can explore the stunning red landscapes and archaeological discoveries.
Manjimup, Western Australia
Manjimup lies 3 hours south of Perth between the Jarrah and Karri forests. Known for its productive soils and culinary delights, it’s the perfect spot to savour local wines, truffles, and other tasty treats. Check out the parks and bushwalks around the area to get the full Manjimup experience.
Edmundi Markets, Queensland
If you love markets, look no further. The Edmundi market is a short 30-minute drive from the Sunshine coast and hosts talented local artists, farmers, bakers, live music, street performers and more! The market runs Wednesdays and Saturdays, rain, hail or shine.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Cradle Mountain is renowned for its breath-taking diverse landscapes and is home to ancient mossy rainforests, glacial lakes, wild alpine moorlands and snowy mountain peaks. Take the 6km return walk around the iconic Dove Lake or hike to a lookout to experience the extraordinary panoramic views.
Tulip Time Festival, Bowral, New South Wales
With spring comes the annual Tulip Festival in Bowral, a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney. It’s one of Australia’s oldest floral festivals, with over 75,000 tulip bulbs planted across the shire to create an incredible display. 2022 is the first year of Tulips After Dark, where the floral displays are lit up. Be sure to get tickets, so you don’t miss out.
Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
Located 3 hours south of Melbourne, Wilsons Prom is the southernmost point of mainland Australia. There’s nothing short of things to see and do, take a walk through coastal bushland, hike one of the mountain trails, visit the picturesque Fairy Cove and check out the Big Drift sand dunes.
Soak up the sunshine strolling through the charming rural town of Montville. Be sure to visit the art galleries, boutiques and countless cafes. If you’re up to it, a 5-minute drive will take you to Kondalila falls, where you can take the 5km return walk to visit the stunning waterfalls.
Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory
An hour drive south of Darwin will get you to Litchfield National Park. Relax in one of the many waterholes surrounded by monsoonal vines, see the magnificent waterfalls or get up close to the iconic termite mounds.
Hallett Cove, South Australia
A short 30-minute drive from Adelaide, Hallett Cove is a popular spot for swimming, hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. Also known for its geological sites, you can walk the discovery trails to see some of the revelations dating back to the Ice Age.
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