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Written by Farheen on May 7, 2020 Share on

Australia in October: Top things to do and see in October

Looking for reasons to visit Australia in October? Australia is one of the few countries on the globe where you will find all the experiences in one place and can visit all year around. So what’s special in October? From beaches, deserts, and lush national parks, from swimming with the sharks and bungee jumping, the landscape of Australia guarantee you all kinds of bright and diverse experiences. Enjoy the country in October when the leaves are shedding all-around and the scenery alive around you, October gives you all the more reason to pack your bags and head to the down under. Here is all the information you need before you visit the land of the Kangaroos in October:

How is the weather in Australia In October?

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Be greeted by the season of spring in Australia in October. While in India we encounter autumn during this month, spring blossoms in full glory in Australia in October. The climate in October is pleasant and comfortable. It is a good time to experience water sports and various other events that take place during this season.

The temperature in Australia in October lies within 18- 22 degrees Celsius throughout the day while the temperature at night sinks to 14 degrees Celsius. Your packing list for Australia in October will essentially include cotton T-shirts, shorts, and flip-flops. Carry a light jacket for those cooler evenings.

Best things to do in Australia in October

October is the most desirable time to visit Australia since there are plenty of events and festivities occurring around this time. Here are all the reasons that would tempt you to book your flight tickets to Australia:

1. A lot of festivals to attend

Festival in Australia
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October is the season of celebrations in Australia. Get set to attend back to back festivals and events during your vacation. Indulge in delicious food at Crave Sydney International Food Festival, dance to great beats at the Melbourne Festival. Smell the aroma of many beautiful roses at Renmark Rose Festival in Adelaide and feel the island culture at Island Vibe Festival Queensland.

2. Water Sports to get your heart racing

Surfing in Bondi Beach
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If you are visiting Australia in October, it is a great time to venture into some watersports. Take on the waves with surfing or explore the expanses of the ocean with scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. If you like paddling, you are going to relish kayaking and canoeing in Sydney Harbor. Weather in Australia in October is ideal for getting drenched in the sea and enjoy the watersports and beaches.

3. Endless options for beach hopping

Bondi beach
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Do you wonder how many beaches are there in Australia? There are above 10,000 beaches in Australia so you will never run out of options to get the perfect tan. The best choice would be to book a luxury resort by any of the beaches in Australia and enjoy a relaxing vacation Aussie style. While Bondi Beach is one of the most popular beaches of Australia, 75 Mile Beach is where you can spot sharks even in the narrow waters.

4. Adventure Activities to boost your adrenaline

adventure activities in Australia
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Australia is synonymous to adventure with the plethora of options the country offers in terms of adventure activities. It is only in Australia where you will get to do the Sydney Harbor Bridge climb or do the world’s greatest dam in Abseil, swim with the white sharks in the east coast of Eyre Peninsula or Bungee Jump in Cairns are some of the most prominent adventure activities of all in Australia.

5. Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival

Spring racing Carnival in Melbourne
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The weather in Melbourne in October is warm and is also the time when the bustling city conducts it’s annual Spring Racing Festival which is a major tourist and crowd favourite. The social scene thrives as socialites and fashionistas from all around the country fly down to attend the popular race. The event is arranged at multiple venues including Flemington, Caulfield, Cranbourne, and Seymour.

Where: Melbourne
When: Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

6. Wine tasting tour in Barossa Valley

Barossa valley
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Barossa Valley in South Australia unfolds its gates to the country’s most becoming vineyards for the wine specialists to taste the most excellent wine made in the country. Australia in October is when the new leaves begin to form with the coming of Autumn season hence the warm weather in October is the best time for a cross-country road trip to the Barossa Valley and enjoy the wine with charming scenery to admire in the backdrop. It is one of the best ways to enjoy during the October holidays in Australia.

7. Witness the moon In Broome

Moon in Broome
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Count yourself lucky if you are touring Australia in October because the Broome’s season is towards its end. October is the final month when you can experience the rare phenomenon when the moon reflects on the tidal waves producing a magnificent illusion of a staircase going up to the moon. Apart from that, there are a lot of things to do that will keep you occupied in Broome, Australia as it is one of the best places to hit in Australia in October.

How to pack for your trip to Australia in October

Australia will have a warm climate in October along with strong sunshine, so make you pack the following things:

  • Cotton garments – T-shirts and shorts are ideal
  • Sunscreen
  • Suitable shoes
  • Sundresses or button-down shirts
  • Jeans and light jackets for cooler evenings

Travel tips to know before visiting Australia in October

Keep the following tips in mind while preparing a trip to Australia in the month of October:

  • Keep your watch on course as by the ​Australian daylight saving time (or the Australian summertime). It starts on the first Sunday in October and finishes on the first Sunday in April.
  • The month of October has many public holidays in Australia, so plan brief getaways during the long-weekends and make the most of your trip.
  • There will be a number of regional events during this time, so make sure you visit those to encounter Australia like a local.
  • Stay aware of the weather forecast at all times.

What else is special in Australia during October?

Fruits such as red and green apples, apricots, avocados, berries, cherries, coconuts, dates, dragon fruit, figs, grapes, honeydew melons, kiwi, limes, lychees, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, and passion fruit and vegetables such as cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, and Choko are in season now in Australia are popular during Springtime in Australia.

What more reasons would you like for us to convince you to take that trip to Australia in October? Speak to one of PickYourTrail’s travel consultants soon and we’ll help you plan the best Australia package. Time to put those excuses aside and book your trip and experience the best of Australia this 2020.