The Best Spring Things


There’s a wonderfully colourful time of the year, from September to November in Australia when plants bud, flowers bloom and the streets are filled with the fragrance of jasmine and daisies. Image

That time of the year when the weather’s just right, and the wonders of nature make your wanders through the park a whole lot more special.
Affordable Holidays has put together a list of shows, gardens and eateries that will have everyone in the spirit of spring.

Floriade- Canberra

Take out your trowel and pruners and enjoy a bit of horticultural therapy. Or bust out your blueprints to show off your latest invention. Maybe unpack your tailoring scissors and pins as this year’s Floriade also features inspiring designs in fashion. There’s plenty on offer at Australia’s largest Flower Festival in Canberra’s Commonwealth Park and it’s happening from the 14th of September to the 13th of October.
What better setting than amidst the array of beautiful plant life in full bloom to inform Australians on how to reduce their ecological footprint? This year’s festival focuses on sustainable living and bio-organic gardening. There are galleries, gourmet stalls, markets, workshops, exhibitions and films throughout the Commonwealth Park and its native gardens.
If you’re more of a night owl, there’s something for you here too- now in its sixth year, Floriade’s twilight event, the Nightfest, features light shows, live music, comedy and DJs. Affordable Holidays gives Floriade two green thumbs up. If you haven’t been already, check it out and you’ll soon know how to set up your very own veggie garden.

Blanco Botanic Garden Restaurant- Adelaide

Just beyond the Lake in Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens, there’s a highly-awarded restaurant nestled peacefully between the trees. If you’re visiting South Australia or just passing through be sure to dine on their modern Australian menu that features local produce coupled with fresh vegetables and herbs harvested daily from the nearby Botanic Kitchen Garden. The glasshouse-like structure offers 180 degree views so you can feel like you’re sitting in the botanical gardens without having to worry about the hayfever playing up. Click here for their springtime menu.

Daintree Rainforest- Two hours north of Cairns

The beautiful world-heritage listed Daintree is a must for springtime adventurers to visit while it’s at its most vibrant before the wet season’s storms begin in summer. Walk through one of the worlds most beautiful rainforests, across aerial walkways and you’ll be witness to plant life that is more than 600 million years old. Travel to the north, near Cape Tribulation and you’ll find yourself in the only place in the world where two heritage-listed sites meet: the Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. The Daintree is certainly a place to put on your bucket list and Spring is the best time of year to see it.

Australia really does bloom during springtime so depending on where you’re visiting; there will be something Spring for you this October:
Rutherglen Agricultural Show:
20th October
Arts and Crafts, livestock, petting zoo, horse shows including dressage and Clydesdale competitions.
Night Stalk at Howard Springs Nature Reserve
17 October
A fun and important series of spotlight events that encourage conservation and wildlife awareness.
Garden events, attractions and nurseries. For a full listing, check out their Blooming Tasmania guide here.

Click here to see all of your Spring Cashvantage discounts and here for Affordable accommodation offers.

For bookings at any of these great destinations call our friendly hotcotz reservations team on 1300 468 268 and they will source you the best accommodation at the lowest price at the destination of choice.


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