Autumn around Australia is a favourite season for many people. As the heat of summer gives way to pleasant days with cooler nights, you can make the best of both. Spend clear days exploring great locations, and snuggle up and relax in a cosy hotel with a great bottle of red at night.

So where to make the most of the autumn weather before the full chill of winter hits? We have two perfect ideas!

The Blue Mountains

Possibly one of the most picturesque locations in the whole country, autumn brings a host of brilliant new colours to the Blue Mountains. Perfect for nature lovers, photographers, or those who just want to admire the view whilst eating and drinking, the cool climate gardens of the area are ablaze with colour. Many gardens are open to the public , and if vines are your preferred type of plant, then a stop at Carrington Cellars will set you up for the afternoon and evening, with an assortment of cheese, wine, and coffee available.

Stay in a self contained apartment at Leisure Inn Spires so you can settle in for the night with your purchases and the extra space afforded by a separate living area, and balcony for breathing in the crisp autumn air.

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Known for its cooler climate year round, Launceston in autumn takes the phrase golden hour to a whole new level – you might as well call it golden season. With the usual bright green foliage of the area turning from rust to gold as autumn takes hold, there is no better time to explore this part of Tasmania. Whether you prefer to meander along the river to admire the scenery whilst also stopping for some great food and wine, or you’d rather make the most of an abundance of nature trails and activities before winter arrives, this season is the time to do it.

For a unique stay in the perfect location to make the most of the scenery as well as great city experiences, opt for the Leisure Inn Penny Royal – a rebuilt corn mill from 1840. With cosy rooms that overlook the beautiful Tamar River, and a restaurant onsite, you’ll have every reason to hurry back to your room or apartment as the sun sets and the air gets chilly.

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