Now that summer’s over, autumn is here. And if you’re not going to the Commonwealth Games this April, then maybe a nice road trip with your family and friends will be more up your alley.

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year; the weather starts to get a little cooler, allowing you to start wearing your favourite hoodies without getting uncomfortable, and taking a short walk with your pals with the cold air hitting your face. And you can take that autumn experience one step further when you take your friends and family out on a road trip to some of the best autumn destinations in the country.

An Autumn Road Trip for You

Australia is a great country to drive in all year round. However, some places are more beautiful to visit in certain seasons. For instance, Cliff Bridge in New South Wales and the Great Beach Drive in Queensland are best seen in the summer.

But what are the best places to go for an autumn road trip? That’s what we’re here to find out today. Here are a few places to consider:

Hunter Valley [New South Wales]

hunter valley

Autumn is the time of year when the wine is harvested, and when it comes to wine, Hunter Valley is the place to go. Here, you can enjoy not just wine, but great views and the crisp, clean air.

Adelaide Hills [South Australia]

adelaide hills

An area that’s rich with colour, Adelaide Hills and its tree-lined villages is most renowned of all is Stirling and Hahndorf. These villages are lined with deciduous trees, and it is the epitome of an autumn getaway made even more perfect by the colours of the leaves as you drive through its roads.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park [Tasmania]

Tasmania as a whole looks exceptional in autumn. But if we had to pick a specific place to visit there, it would have to be Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The park has a variety of sights and activities for the entire family.

Bright [Victoria]


Have you seen those autumn themed postcards with the trees and the road? Bright brings all of that to life and you can just about picture yourself standing in that very postcard. Experience brisk mornings, sunny days and cold nights where you can kick back with some hot cocoa, a roaring fire and some great company. A remarkable way to end the day.

Margaret River [Western Australia]

The Margaret River is a great place to visit all year round, but there’s just a certain magic that overcomes it every autumn that simply makes it a must-visit destination for everyone. It is host to some great food and scenery you won’t find anywhere else. Take a road trip out west with your SO and taste the wine and enjoy each other’s company.

These are just some of the many places around Australia you can visit this fall that can offer you the most memorable experience; and now that you have a good idea on where to go this season, grab some of your pals and some weather appropriate clothing and head on to your next great adventure.

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