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The 411 on traveling to Australia in September


Australia is a great country to visit year round. From the beaches to the wineries, there are sights that you can’t see anywhere else in the world.

With it approaching autumn in the west, Australia will soon be experiencing spring. During this month, the country will start to see the regrowth of flowers and leaves on the trees.

The weather in most of Australia is cool, around 68 degrees Fahrenheit so you will want to bring a light jacket or some long-sleeved t-shirts. Rain is generally light and infrequent which makes it conducive for walking tours and other outdoor activities.

Here are a few great options on how to make for a great trip to the “land down under”:

Many areas of the country enjoy flower festivals as thousands come together to look at the various beautiful colors the flowers bring to the grounds. One highlight you sure don’t want to miss is the Perth Wildflower Festival which takes place at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

If you plan on driving though Sydney, you may want to rent-a-car from Budget car hire and take-in the Bowral Tulip Time festival which begins September 20th and runs through October 3rd. This is a must see for any Tulip fanatic.

If you are a rugby or football fan (Australian rules, of course) you will definitely want to take in a playoff or finals match as both seasons are coming to a close. Tickets though may be scarce so you definitely want to plan ahead!

160914adelaide show (3)The Royal Adelaide Show is another great attraction in September as it truly offers something for everyone. From food and wine tastings to entertainment with bands as well as dancing, comedy acrobatic exhibitions and displays there is so much fun to be had. Don’t forget to check out the livestock and animal petting area!

From September 20th through the 27th the Australasian Safari in West Australia takes place. During this time off-road motorcycle, four wheel and quad bike competitors from around the world will take part in an exciting seven-day “off-road” adventure. You definitely will want to catch a glimpse of this.

If you will be near Tassie around September 21st you will definitely want to explore the Tiger Trail Festival in the Upper Derwent Valley. The festival features an open garden, community market as well as the chance to try some great local wines!

The Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival is another great September event in Australia. Located in the Broadwater Parklands in Southport this festival features some of the best fold and roots music from all over the country. In addition, the festival will also have workshops for aspiring singers, songwriters as well as those that are interested in learning the guitar, banjo and fiddle.

September is a perfect month to visit the Aussies and their great country. With the beautiful spring weather and a slew of events, it is a no-brainer that Australia be your destination of choice!

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