The Ultimate Autumn Road Trips to Explore Australia's Incredible Landscapes


May 2023

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Looking for a beautiful getaway this autumn? Take a look through some of our favourite destinations.

Are you on the hunt for an autumn escape? Autumn is in full swing, and you're in for a treat! No matter what state or Territory you are in, there are plenty of places to revel in the colourful autumn season. With KINTO Car Share, you can explore all the autumn landscapes in Australia in comfort and style. KINTO has a range of short and long-term car share and rental options, including KINTO Flex, our monthly car subscription. With KINTO locations all across Australia, car sharing couldn't be easier.

Victoria is home to beautiful landscapes that shine during the stunning autumn season. These are a few of the best autumn landscapes to kick up the leaves in Victoria:


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This charming town is nestled between the mountains northeast of Melbourne. If you’re a nature lover, then this is the perfect autumn landscape for you. Take a self-guided walk around the township and admire the range of trees and exotic species, some of which date back to the 1800’s that were planted by the early pioneers.

The Grampians

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The Grampians are an incredible mountain range located in western Victoria. They are an excellent destination to escape the hustle of everyday life. Throughout autumn, visitors can hike, eat, and drink their way through the region and explore the rocky peaks, waterfalls and bushlands while enjoying the spectacular show of autumn colour.

Experience the magic of autumn in New South Wales with these beautiful autumn landscapes to visit.

Hunter Valley

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Home to one of Australia's leading wine regions, Hunter Valley is a wonderful location to visit during autumn. Take a foliage drive to see the fiery displays of crimson, ambers and gold that the valley has to offer. Then, pop into one of the region's many wineries and cellar doors, and indulge in the local cuisine.

Southern Highlands

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Located south of Sydney lies the Southern Highlands region. This breathtaking region boasts landscapes of rolling hills, quaint towns and wineries. See the spectacular display of multicoloured foliage, visit one of the many cellar doors with stunning views or one of the picturesque gardens.

Go on an autumn adventure this season in Queensland to one of these gorgeous autumn landscapes.

Lamington National Park

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About an hour south of the Gold Coast lies Lamington National Park. Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, it is renowned for its ancient trees, breathtaking waterfalls and views. Enjoy the cooler mornings and evenings, hike through the extensive walking tracks, and see the wildlife.

Tamborine Mountain

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Soak up the rich colour that Tamborine Mountain has to offer this autumn. Situated in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Tamborine Mountain is known for its beautiful rainforest walks and incredible mountain views. Escape the city, watch the leaves change colours, or stroll through the charming village.

While not typically known for its autumn landscapes, the Northern Territory is still a unique and breathtaking destination. The cooler autumn weather allows visitors to explore what this beautiful part of Australia has to offer.

Katherine Gorge

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Found in the Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine Gorge is a spectacular destination full of rugged cliffs that glow in the changing lights. Explore the park on foot, by canoe, boat or helicopter. Book accommodation within the park and stay to see the stunning colours of the sunset.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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If you're craving a nature escape with a rich history, consider Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park this autumn. The best time to visit is from May to September when the weather is cooler. Take a hike or tour, visit one of the local galleries, see the rock art, experience the magnificent sunrise or sunset, and learn about the region's history and culture.

South Australia is a beautiful state during the autumn season filled with wonderful landscapes, coastlines, rolling hills and vineyards. These are some of the best places to visit in autumn in South Australia:

Adelaide Hills

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Just a short drive from Adelaide lies the Adelaide Hills. This is a picturesque location and one of the best to experience the magic of autumn. Visit the botanical garden or stroll through one of the treelined towns. You can even go apple or fig picking!

Fleurieu Peninsula

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To the south of Adelaide is a stunning coastal region notable for its mighty cliffs, white sand beaches, and lovely seaside towns. Autumn in the Fleurieu Peninsular is chilly, so get rugged up and take a scenic drive down the peninsular to a winery, enjoy the local cuisine and visit one of the many charming towns along the way.

Western Australia is an expansive state with a variety of dazzling natural landscapes to visit. Here are a few of the top places to see during the autumn season.


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Pemberton is a spectacular town with towering karri forests, crystal-clear rivers, and waterfalls. Drive through the forests, take a walk through the town or have a picnic.

Swan Valley

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Swan Valley is a gorgeous wine region set in the upper reaches of the Swan River. Witness the change in foliage in the vineyards, taste the award-winning food, take a tour, or sip a coffee and relax among the rolling hills.

Tasmania is renowned for its astonishing natural terrains and wilderness. Ready for an autumn adventure? Here's where you can visit this autumn.

Russell Falls

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Nestled in Mount Field National Park in southern Tasmania, Russell Falls is a breathtaking waterfall enveloped by a thriving rainforest. Bring your gumboots and trek through the magical rainforest, then enjoy a piping hot chocolate to warm back up.

Cradle Mountain

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Soak up the colours in this stunning national park in the north of Tasmania. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and explore one of the park's many hiking trails.

This autumn, you can easily discover all the stunning autumn landscapes with KINTO Car Share Australia. KINTO's Australia-wide car-sharing services and long-term car rental options mean you can escape the city and enjoy a stress-free trip. Book your car now and get ready for your next autumn adventure with KINTO!