The best things to do in autumn

by Brittany Wheeler

Autumn brings lovely mild days and crisp evenings, making it the perfect time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors or cosy up inside. If you’re on the hunt for the best things to do in autumn, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite experiences so you can make the most of the season and feel good supporting local too.

Mudgee wine tour with brunch and horse riding
NSW: Mudgee horse ride, brunch and wine tasting experience

With the sun still peeking out, Autumn weekends are made for wine tasting and exploring some of Australia’s magnificent countryside. If you’re planning a future trip to Mudgee, be sure to add this experience onto your itinerary. Spend the morning riding through beautiful bushland before indulging in a delicious brunch and wine tour.

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VIC: Dumpling cooking class

Sharpen your culinary skills as you partake in the fun of dumpling making! In this hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn how to roll dough, make fillings and fold like a pro. The best part? At the end of the class, everyone will sit down to enjoy their efforts with a glass of beer or wine.

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Two girls in a hot air balloon
WA: Hot air ballooning over the Avon Valley

Marvel at the lush autumnal fields, rolling hills and meandering streams of the Avon Valley as you float peacefully through the sky in the hot air balloon. When you touch back down on land, you can debrief in the morning magic over a riverside champagne breakfast.

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Kiss my axe, axe throwing, Sydney Alexandria
NSW: Axe throwing experience 

Unleash your inner viking during this axe-iting axe throwing experience in Sydney! With a best mate or partner, enjoy an exhilarating evening of hurling the hatchet to the target. You’ll receive individual coaching before battling it out in several round robins.

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Floatation tank brisbane
QLD: Blissful infrared sauna and floatation tank package

This 90-minute wellness package is the perfect way to spend a rainy day or indulge in some R&R. Detoxify and destress in an infrared sauna before melting into a state of euphoric bliss in a sensory deprivation tank.

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Penfolds wine blending class
SA: Penfolds make your own blend wine making experience

Have you always dreamt of creating that perfect bottle of wine to truly satifsy your palette? Fulfil your fantasies with a visit to Penfolds in the Barossa Valley. Using grenache, shiraz and mataro, you’ll learn to create your own delicious concoction that will be bottled for you, ready to enjoy on a special occasion.

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Rice paper scissors Melbourne CBD laneway restauarant
VIC: 5 course South East Asian dinner with cocktail and dessert

What better way to spend an autumn evening in Melbourne than with a trendy restaurant dinner in one of the city’s iconic laneways? Served share-style, you’ll tuck into five delicious South East Asian-inspired dishes rounded off with dessert and cocktails.

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Turon Gates glamping, Blue Mountains
NSW: 3 night romantic glamping getaway

Immerse yourself in nature with a three night glamping getaway nestled in the Blue Mountains, perfectly positioned by the Turon River. Spend your evenings stargazing by the fire and your days bushwalking, horse riding and canoeing. During this time of year, the region comes to life in beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange.

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