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Top Spring Getaways Across Australia

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
I am a travel writer and photographer with a passion for the great outdoors and food! I love travelling and discovering hidden gems... experience the journey on Instragram! @gypsy_compass
Published October 5th 2018
This Spring, get away from it all with this list
After beating the winter blues, it is time to celebrate the vibrant spring season and there is no better way than a spring getaway!

The list below includes the perfect Spring Getaways across Australia. There is something for all interests including sunny beach getaways to tranquil rainforest getaways to city adventures.

New South Wales

1. South Coast & Sapphire Coast
With unspoiled coastal beaches and rainforests, South Coast and the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales stretches from Sydney to the border of Victoria. It is home to a number of National Parks, lagoons, camping sites, outdoor activities and wildlife.
Take the Grand Pacific Drive, south of Sydney dotted with Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and more. Click here for South Coast website. Click here for Sapphire Coast the website.

Discovering hidden gems in the beautiful Sapphire Coast...


2. Country
Country New South Wales can get extremely chilly during winter and scorching hot in summer, making Spring a fantastic time for a getaway to the country. Filled with beauty, heritage and tastes- you will be spoilt for choice from World Heritage wilderness to acclaimed wine regions to heritage and historical sites. Click here for the website.

Enjoying the tranquility in countryside Orange...


3. Sydney City
Sydney is home to many iconic and famous landmarks as well as being best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower (known to locals as Centrepoint Tower). There are many things to do here including experiencing city coastal walks, having fun at Sydney's beaches, strolling through Darling Harbour, enjoying the scenery at Circular Quay and exploring the spectacular Royal Botanic Garden and much more. Click here for the website.

A spectacular Sydney Harbour sunset...


Queensland

1. North Queensland
Tropical North Queensland is known as 'No place like it on Earth' and you will see why when you visit this magical part of Australia. Spring is a fantastic time to explore North Queensland as the weather is not too hot, making it a wonderful time to explore the lush rainforests, discover the underwater world at the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef to experiencing stylish resorts, being in awe with the ancient Daintree Rainforest and discovering sleepy beachside enclaves, quirky hinterland villages and historic townships. Click here for the website.

Discovering the the beauties of the underwater world in North Queensland...


2. Brisbane City
Being the capital of Queensland, this large riverside city is wedged between the ocean and rugged National Parks. This laid-back city is the perfect spring getaway to explore the cosmopolitan hub of arts, culture, and dining. It is also home to natural wonders too. Brisbane is also the gateway to the wonders of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Click here for the website.

Enjoying the spring colours of Brisbane...


3. Southern Queensland Country
You can easily get lost in it all in Southern Queensland Country. This unique region in Queensland stretches from Stanthorpe to as far as St George and it offers an array of experiences with spectacular natural wonders, historic landmarks, award-winning wines, fresh local produce, and some of the friendliest locals around. This sneaky spring getaway is the perfect short break. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Southern Queensland Country Facebook


Victoria

1. Melbourne City
Melbourne is home to an iconic historic culture that you can see, discover and taste, creative laneways filled with the famous street art, spectacular natural wonders and a shopping and dining haven. It is stylish, arty and is both dynamic and cosmopolitan. Spring makes for the fantastic getaway as this 'garden city' will be in full bloom with colourful flowers and plants. Click here for the website.

Admiring the street art in Melbourne's alleyways...


2. The Great Ocean Road
The 243km Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most scenic coastal drives and here you can explore and witness the magical 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks, waterfalls, stunning coastline, beaches, native wildlife, pristine rainforest and more on this winding wild and windswept Southern Ocean Spring Getaway. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Great Ocean Road Facebook


3. The High Country
The High Country is home to stunning mountains, sweeping valleys, rivers and lakes, adventure, bushwalking experiences, breathtaking views, and historic sites. Do not forget to explore the region's fascinating pioneer and bushranger history. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Victorian High Country Facebook


Western Australia

1. Perth City
This world's loneliest city is home to sandy beaches that line its suburbs, riverside parks and gardens, sweeping views, cultural hub filled with museums, galleries, theatre and more. Perth is the fourth-most populous city in Australia and is also home to fabulous food and wine offerings, urban lifestyle, aquatic wonderland and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Western Australia Facebook


2. Margaret River
Tucked away in Australia's south-west corner, this small town is globally known for its wine, beaches and sense adventure. This spring getaway will certainly impress with surrounding wineries, craft breweries, boutiques, beaches and surf breaks, lighthouses, whale migrating vantage points (June-November), long-distance walks, National Parks, limestone caves, sea cliffs and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Western Australia Facebook


3. The Golden Outback
Covering over 54 % of Western Australia, this nature wonderland of rugged red earth is home to sweeping snow-white beaches, lush bushland, history and heritage of the wild gold rush days, granite outcrops, picturesque rolling farmland, rural townships, massive deserts, salt lakes, rugged rocky outcrops, wild woodland and more. Spring getaway to The Golden Outback is a must, as the region transforms with a rainbow of blooming Western Australian wildflowers... click here for the website

Image Courtesy from Western Australia Facebook


Australian Capital Territory

1. Canberra City Centre
Being Australia's capital city, Canberra is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. A spring getaway to Canberra is a must as you witness the city come to life with an array of colour from colourful tree-lined streets to gardens and parks. Other attractions include nearby precincts of New Action and Braddon, where you will find a mix of inner-city street art, boutique shopping, cafes, restaurants and enticing nightlife. Click here for the website.

Spring colours forming at Lennox Gardens...


2. South of the Lake
A visit to the South of the Lake will certainly surprise you. There are attractions galore including the Parliamentary Triangle, nearby Kingston and Manuka precincts which are brimming with great coffee, cafes and perfect for people-watching. Click here for the website.

Views of Parliament...


3. North Canberra
Home to the Gold Creek Village precinct, here you will find plenty of things to do with attractions including museums, bird aviary, boutiques, cafes, gardens, galleries and more. Click here for the website.

Enjoying the fascinating Cockington Gardens...


Tasmania

1. Hobart
Home to old sandstone warehouses that host galleries and cafes, captivating history, narrow lanes, colonial-era cottages, sweeping views, hiking and cycling trails, waterfalls, National Parks, beaches nearby, rugged mountains, picturesque waterways, gourmet experiences, elegant heritage and more. This harbourfront city is a must spring getaway for nature and gourmet enthusiasts. Click here for the website.

Exploring Hobart's harbour...


2. West Coast
Home to the world-famous wilderness, rich convict heritage, stunning National Parks, and historic mining towns, both nature and history enthusiasts will be in heaven in the West Coast region. This World-Heritage area is filled with rugged mountains, ancient rainforests and heath, coastal towns, spectacular lakes, rivers, giant sand dunes and historic sites. Click here for the website.

The breathtaking beauty at Cradle Mountain...


3. Flinders Island
Located off the mainland Tasmania's North East Coast. Here you will be offered the ultimate escape with peace and quiet, natural beauty, and an array of local attractions including walks, deserted beaches, lazy scenic drives, fishing, golfing, diving, fossicking, museums and galleries, wilderness, luxury seaside resorts, local farm stays, fresh locally grown produce, natural wonders including pristine coastline, rugged pink and grey mountain ranges and National Parks... A spring getaway here will truly be magical with the plants and wildlife that are found nowhere else on earth! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Visit Flinders Island Tasmania Facebook


South Australia

1. Adelaide
This cosmopolitan coastal capital is surrounded with lush parkland, renowned museums and galleries, bursts of culture, flavours, events and entertainment, world-famous wine regions, picture-perfect metropolitan beaches, thriving restaurant and bar scene, historic buildings, and sprawling botanic gardens. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australia Facebook


2. Flinders Ranges
This discontinuous range stretches for over 430km and is filled with dusty red roads, ancient landscapes, wildlife experiences, world-class wines, fishing and boating, food and wine and outback experiences... making the beautiful Flinders Ranges a wonderful spring getaway. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australia Facebook


3. Kangaroo Island
Over a third of the island is protected in nature reserves; it is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural rugged beauty. It is also home to National Parks, striking coastal rock formations, friendly pubs, towering cliffs, wild plains, clear waters, road less travelled experiences, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery, and laid-back lifestyle. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australia Facebook


Northern Territory

1. Darwin
Being Australia's only tropical capital city, Darwin is home to waterfront areas, several beaches, lush green parks and gardens, museums and galleries, iconic sights, outdoor markets, waterfalls and swimming holes, waterfront dining, wetlands and much more to explore and discover. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Facebook


2. Red Centre
The Red Centre is the ultimate Spring Getaway and is a perfect time to explore and experience the wonders of Red Centre before the scorching summer hits. The Red Centre is home to changing colours, desert adventures, Aboriginal culture, Uluru (Ayres Rock), mountain ranges, rocky gorges, outback waterholes, dining experiences under the starry sky, sacred sites, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Facebook


3. Alice Springs
In the heart of Australia lies Alice Springs, this oasis- in the true sense of the word- is a wonderland filled with wildlife, museums and galleries, National Parks, red gorges, pastel-hued hills, ghostly white gum trees, Aboriginal culture, spectacular ranges, mountain ranges, city of arts and events, outback experiences, canyons, red sands of the desert and desert landscapes, adventures and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Northern Territory - Australia's Outback Facebook
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