Spring in Australia is as beautiful as you could imagine. From the incredible weather to the gorgeous landscapes, it’s the ideal place and time for a road trip in a campervan. One of the best places to visit during the spring is Melbourne.
Whether it is because of how gorgeous the city is during the spring or how the weather is ideal for exploring – give or take a few rain showers – many believe that spring time in Melbourne is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Keep in mind that spring in Australia is during the months of September, October and November.
As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, the city comes alive and visitors to Melbourne will discover that everything they say about this city is true. To truly take advantage of Melbourne in spring, following are some activities that you may want to put on your to-do list:
⦁ Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanical Gardens aren’t just any average garden. The grounds are highly renowned around the world and with good reason.
From the diversity of plants to its size, the Royal Botanical Gardens are worth a visit—especially in the spring. It also includes a children’s garden which is a great place for kids to discover more about plants and gardens.
⦁ Take a tour throughout the city
One of the best ways to see Melbourne is by walking around. There are several different tours available that are suited to a variety of personalities. From chocolate tours to graffiti tours, pick the one that catches your attention and get walking! Another way to see Melbourne is to go on a boat tour on the Yarra River and observe it from a different perspective.
⦁ Go to a spring festival
As one of the biggest cities in Australia, there are plenty of festivals going on throughout the year and especially in the spring. Melbourne is a great city for those who like food, art, or performance festivals. Some festivals that may interest you could be Melbourne Fashion Week, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Cup Carnival, or the Melbourne Writers Festival.
⦁ Drink some wine in Yarra Valley
If you’re visiting Melbourne in a camper van hire, you won’t want to miss out on visiting the Yarra Valley. It’s home to some of the best wines found in Australia making it a fabulous place to enjoy some rest and relaxation before you continue on your trip. It’s a few hours away from Melbourne, but it’s definitely worth your time. From Pinot Noir to sparkling wines, enjoy a bottle (or two) of delicious Yarra Valley wines and enjoy the area in full-bloom. If you are coming to Australia with your special someone, Yarra Valley is the ideal romantic-getaway for couples.
⦁ Go with your kids to the Royal Melbourne Show
If you’re travelling with your children and want to give them the opportunity to get their energy out, a visit to the Royal Melbourne Show will undoubtedly be a big hit with your little ones. From shows to rides and plenty of delicious food, it will be a fun-filled experience for the whole family. This is one of the best activities for kids in Melbourne and is a great way to take a break from being on the road and allows them plenty of active fun.
⦁ Go for a family picnic at Como Historic House
Even the simple things can be satisfying when it comes to Melbourne and something that is highly popular for locals is to enjoy a picnic at Como Historic House. It will feel like you’re escaping the city without you having to pack up and leave Melbourne.
⦁ Explore the street art in the city
Whether you are a big street-art fanatic or you want to do something different with your kids, you will want to visit the laneways that are covered in interesting street art. There are also small restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat should it suit your fancy. Melbourne is well-known for its street art and almost everyone who visits the city makes sure to take time to see it. As opposed to some other cities, Melbourne allows street art in several locations, which helps to add vibrant colour and life to an already attractive city.
⦁ Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium Melbourne
If you enjoy visiting aquariums, you and your travelling buddies may enjoy a visit to the SEA LIFE Aquarium Melbourne. There is a big variety of marine life at the aquarium, but the most interesting part to visit for most people – especially kids – is the penguin area.
Melbourne is a highly popular city with plenty to do, no matter the season. If you plan on visiting Australia in a rental camper van, make sure to visit Melbourne in the spring. There is plenty to see and do while you’re there, you won’t be disappointed!