10 Australian cities that are perfect for a spring break

As the cold weather has well and truly settled in Sydney this winter, you may be thinking about your next holiday. And as spring edges ever nearer, you may be looking forward hopefully to the warmer air and all the fun that it brings.

Springtime in Australia is something special. Starting in September and taking us through to late November, we normally see warm days, warmer seas and the start of festivals, carnivals and more. And luckily for us, the springtime fun happens all across Australia. Which is why we thought we’d share the top 10 Australian cities that are perfect for a spring break.


Of course, our beloved Sydney would be in the top 10. It rarely disappoints, which is especially great if you’re planning a staycation. Plus, there are lots of fun — and delicious — events planned like Good Food Month and the Night Noodle Markets. 


Known for the all-year-round sun, this really is the perfect place to escape the cold. And with awesome events like the The Perth Royal Show, Toodyay Picnic Race Day and Kings Park Festival booked for Spring, it’s certainly a pleasant place to be. 

Gold Coast

In the tropics of Queensland, the weather is either hot or very hot which is why springtime is a great time to visit. The temperature hasn’t ramped up too much yet and the schoolies haven’t arrived. Plus, there’s lots of fun things to do like admire the 65 works of art set on the beach at the SWELL Sculpture Festival, the Springtime Festival, or the 5s Rugby Spring Festival.


Spring is a fantastic time to embark on a bit of whale spotting in Hobart. With humpback whales migrating from October to November and southern right whales from September to October. And, with the summer crowds not yet arriving, it’s a great time to get out and about to enjoy art exhibitions or enjoy a picnic in the sun. 


With the Brisbane Festival, BIGSOUND2022 and a few big sporting events happening, Brisbane will be amazing to visit this spring. Treat yourself to a boutique hotel stay, enjoy some delicious food, and take a stroll to admire the stunning jacarandas as they start to bloom.

Alice Springs

If you love loud engines and impressive body work, then the Red CentreNATS is held at the start of September, or the Desert Festival might be more to your tastes. And the weather is warm but not sweltering, so it’s the perfect time of year to visit Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park or Kakadu.


If you’re thinking you’d prefer a tropical island holiday, you don’t need to travel far. In fact, this Australian haven is famous for white sandy beaches and stunning turquoise water. And with the weather comfortably warm, it’s the perfect time to visit and explore the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. So, book Champagne Royal Riviera Long Weekend with Lunch on Whitehaven, challenge yourself in the WHitsundays Trail Festival, or head to the Whitsundays Arts Festival.


Head to the nation’s capital, just a few hours drive from Sydney. There are plenty of things to see and do, from the flowering acacias and cherry blossoms, to the capital’s zoo. The springtime weather makes it a great time to get outdoors whether on foot or on two wheels. This is the perfect destination for those who want a short springtime break.


Now, you’re probably not going to go here for the weather with the propensity to experience four seasons in a day. But you may want to come here for the entertainment. With Hairspray the musical, the Melbourne Writers Festival, Hamilton, The LUME Melbourne and more.

Byron Bay

If you’re looking to truly relax and rejuvenate, a few days in the beautiful — and mostly sunny — Byron Bay will deliver. Spending your days on the water, hiking trails, and enjoying the delicious fresh produce in the many award-winning restaurants.