2 Sep 2022
You don't have to go far to get away this Spring!
Better weather and longer days means festivals and destinations come back to life, many of them outside our major capitals.
This year, turn your favourite spring festival into a nature made comfy getaway!
November 10-13, Launceston
Described as one of the world's best sparkling wine festivals, join Tasmania's best sparkling winemakers for a weekend of celebrations in Launceston.
Take a virtual tour of the venue, Josef Chromy Wines
October - December, Cradle Mountain
Now is the season to experience Tasmania's incredible frontier wilderness.
One look over Dove Lake at the peak of Cradle Mountain and you'll realise that no picture will ever do it justice. Don't miss out. Plan your trip to include a guided tour which can range from a 3 hour circuit alongside Crater Falls, to a full day walk to Cradle Mountain Summit.
Northern Territory's Best Spring Events
Sept 22 - Oct 2, Alice Springs
Red Hot Arts Central Australia has put together an amazing program of events under for this year’s 11-day Desert Festival.
Visit Alice Springs and celebrate the depth and breadth of arts and culture in Australia’s incredible Red Centre, where music, art and hospitality come with the friendliest of smiles.
September 15-25, Darwin
Showcasing 50 films from over 20 countries, the Darwin International Film Festival celebrates the best of cinema from all corners of the globe, reflecting the vibrant diversity of the Darwin community.
South Australia's Best Spring Events
October 1-2, Ceduna
Oysterfest Ceduna is a celebration of the food and wine of the Eyre Peninsula.
As the oyster capital of Australia, Oysterfest showcases cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, master classes and a wine pavilion. An amazing annual community event.
October 8, Clare Valley
Country Events SA is presenting another edition of what promises to be an exhilarating event that will form part of the Urban Polo circuit, the largest polo series in the world.
Set amongst majestic gums and verdant vines, Spring will be in full bloom when the fast-paced polo action heats up. Worthy of a weekend away in one of South Australia’s premium food and wine regions.
November 12, Fleurieu Peninsula
Hidden amongst the vineyards and gums of Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek, Handpicked Festival is all about music, wine and barefoot dancing on the grass!
Held in the Follett family’s own backyard, spend the day outstretched on a picnic blanket and sip on SA wines that are the pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Then, boogie down while some of Australia’s best musicians do their thing on stage!
Western Australia's Best Spring Events
September 18, Rottnest Island
The world's happiest animal is celebrating a birthday this year and we are so excited to celebrate! On the 15th of September Rottnest Island will be in party mode to celebrate the Quokka turning another year older.
October 7-9, Swan Valley
Swan Valley in Spring is all about dappled light, golden hours and delicate native wildflowers.
Surround yourself in beauty and taste the most delicious of food and wine at Entwined In The Valley this year. Whether you enjoy a verdelho with your dark chocolate or a slab of ribs, this event has something to suit. A signature event.
Victoria's Best Spring Events
It's time to don your fascinator cause for this year's Spring Racing carnival. Kicking off in September and ending in November with the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup.
July to October, Warrnambool
A visit to Warrnambool is a guaranteed whale of a time!
Get close to the water during September and there’s a very good chance you’ll see southern right whales swimming in their pod as they migrate from sub-antarctic waters.
New South Wales Best Spring Events
October 14-15, Jervis Bay & NSW South Coast region
The region around Jervis Bay on NSW’s South Coast will be alive with the best food and wine NSW has to offer at this year’s South Coast Food and Wine Festival.
With Long Lunches, Master Classes and Farmers Markets, this is an event not to be missed.
October 15-23, Dubbo
Get ready to dream at the Dubbo Dream Festival. From lights and lanterns, pianos on the pavement, music and markets, art competitions, traditional Aboriginal dance and more; the festival captures the imagination of those who attend.
September 27 - Oct 2, Coffs Harbour
Skip the Big Banana, (actually don't) and get along to this year’s Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival.
Queensland's Best Spring Events
September 9-18, Currumbin
This year's 20th edition of the SWELL Sculpture Festival will take over Currumbin Beach again! See more than 50 large scale contemporary sculptures set amongst the sand and dunes.
Look out for memorable works of art by distinguished local, national and international artists in this magnificent outdoor gallery
November 4-6, Airlie Beach
Relax in Paradise for three days at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music and see some of the best bands in Australian music history!
Dozens of well-known acts will perform in venues across Airlie Beach in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. What more can we say? This will sell out.