Spring has finally sprung, and as the weather heats up, there’s no better time to visit the scintillating streets of Melbourne. No longer will you have to purchase extra luggage for your heavy coats; you can now venture outdoors with ease in the new season’s temperate atmosphere! If you’re thinking about visiting Melbourne this Spring, here are a few activities you should definitely add to your list.
Have you ever wanted to frolic in wondrous fields of flowers, just like they do in the movies? Lucky for you, the stunning Tesselaar Tulip Festival is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Running from September 8th to October 4th, this year’s festival has gone above and beyond, planting over 100,000 more tulips for the celebrations.
The famed Spring Racing Carnival will also be gracing the city of Melbourne this season. Alongside the adrenaline-fuelled horse racing, the Carnival also showcases other events, such as Australia’s largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion show, the Myer Fashions on the Field.
Obviously, there is no better time to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens than in Spring. See these internationally renowned gardens while the flowers are flourishing and the wildlife is abundant. Take full advantage of Spring’s temperate weather by bringing along a delicious picnic with you.
For the foodies out there, The Taste of Melbourne is where you’ll want to be. Running from the 10th – 13th November, this festival features some of Melbourne’s very best restaurants. With over 50 tasting dishes brought to you, make sure you pencil in November 10th – 13th this Spring.
If you’ve got your heart in the arts, Melbourne Fringe Festival showcases a plethora of performances from a huge range of Australia’s best artists. Running from the 6th – 23rd October, the Festival puts on both free and ticketed shows from a wide variety of the cultural spectrum.
Although Melbourne isn’t as widely renowned for its beaches as some of Australia’s more northern states, as the weather warms up, its beaches really begin to shine. Melbourne’s most famous beach, St Kilda, has many activities on offer – such as windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing and waterskiing. As well as this, Brighton Beach is another great locale for a leisurely stroll, or taking an Instagram picture in front of the quaint and colourful bathing boxes.
As the weather becomes more bearable, why not take advantage of the temperate outdoors and opt for a walking tour? Discover the heart and soul of the city with Walking Tours of Melbourne, meandering down eclectic lanes and unique streets you may have never seen before!
So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of the most sensational season on offer in Australia. Long after the chill of winter and before the blazing heat of summer, make Melbourne a priority this Spring and book your serviced apartment today. Your adventures await!