To outsiders, Australia is a place of constant sunshine and endless summers.
It is hot, dusty, and filled with raucous seafront parties. From ‘barbies on the beach’ to snorkelling, coffee sipping, and strolling along city promenades, this country has a reputation for being laid back and chilled out.
Yet, travellers miss out on much of what cities like Melbourne have to offer because most decide to visit at peak times.
Sure, the summer is an incredible season in Australia, but it is only one of its many personalities. At RNR Serviced Apartments, we want to show tourists a different side to Melbourne and prove that autumn is the perfect time to take a trip.
Keep reading to learn more about the attractions on offer in Melbourne during autumn 2017.
The benefit of visiting Melbourne away from the peak summer season is that you get great rates on accommodation.
Our short term serviced apartments are ideal because they combine affordable prices with luxury décor and features. Plus, they have centrally located and just a short walk (minutes) from all the action. Autumn adventures with RNR Serviced Apartments are the best way to enjoy a trip in 2017.
Melbourne looks stunning in the autumn because many of its streets are lined with deciduous trees. So, from April to May, the city is filled with spectacular colours as the leaves change. The Royal Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to get up close and personal with nature. It is home to a broad variety of rare and endangered species. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place for a picnic on a sunny day, so don’t miss out.
One advantage of visiting out of season which is often overlooked is the drop in temperature. While autumn is still pretty warm (particularly for travellers not used to the Australian climate), it tends to be more manageable. It is a great time to experience Melbourne if you like your weather on the milder side. There are some truly epic sunsets during this time of the year, so we recommend scoping out some evening vantage points.
Every year, in Melbourne, there is an International Comedy Festival.
It runs from late March to mid-April (the dates aren’t always the same). In 2018, the festival will turn thirty-two years old, so this is an established event on the comedy calendar. It is one of three of the biggest comedy showcases in the world, alongside the Edinburgh Festival fringe and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.
If you stay in one of our gorgeous serviced apartments, you have the freedom to dive head first into the local produce of Melbourne. Each suite contains a fully equipped kitchen, so you can cook up a storm on the nights that you’re not hanging out in hip restaurants.
If you’re interested in experiencing Melbourne from a fully equipped, fully serviced apartment, get in touch with RNR Serviced Apartments. You can check the availability of our suites or book an apartment via the website. There is also an online form which you can fill out if you’d prefer to make a reservation over the phone. All you have to do is submit your inquiry and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible.