• This Seasons Ideas

    Horseback Riding: Snowy Mountains
    In the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Snowy Wilderness is a privately owned sanctuary for wild horses, known as "brumbies." They remain, many years after their generations-ago sires and mares played a part in colonials staking land claims.
    Bondi Beach

     The sweeping white-sand crescent of Bondi is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Reliable waves draw surfers while, nearby, hardy locals swim in the Icebergs ocean pool year-round. Trendy, health-conscious Sydneysiders head to laid-back cafes around Hall Street, while hip backpackers frequent the area`s casual pubs. Walkers and joggers use the clifftop Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, with its dramatic scenery.

    Swim with dolphins: Rockingham Bay
    A short cruise from Rockingham, you can zip up your wetsuit and jump in the water with a group of dolphins in their natural habitat. Don`t worry, no previous snorkeling experience is necessary on this guided tour -- just be as friendly and relaxed as the resident mammals.
    Blue Mountains
    You heard us right. Australia celebrates Christmas twice a year, because they miss out on the wintery snowy Christmas in December. Visit Blue Mountains for Yulefest, the winter Christmas Festivals which is filled with roaring fires, roast dinners, sing-alongs and occasional snowfalls. Now you don’t have to wait till December to enjoy some good mulled wine and stuffed turkey. 
    Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
    Tasmania as a whole could make this list. The state is irresistible in autumn: a spectacular assortment of colourful trees, berries, and vineyards dominates the landscape. Combine this with clear days and a lingering glow at twilight.
    Leading destinations to view enchanting colours include the historical village of Ross, between Hobart and Launceston; and towns within the Derwent Valley area, easily accessible from the Tasmanian capital.
    Iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park bursts with colour thanks to a natural spectacle known as ‘The Turning of the Fagus’. The fagus is a cold-climate deciduous beech tree endemic to Tasmania, and from late April through May it puts on a stunning show: the wide variety of shades creates a visual feast. Another prime place to witness the fabulous fagus is Mount Field National Park, accessible from Hobart.
     
    Floriade
    Almost 500,000 visitors flock to during September and October to take in the sea of flowers alongside Lake Burley Griffin in Commonwealth Park. Featuring more than one million blooms, has earned the title of the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere, and includes a program of horticulture workshops, music and entertainment.