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Spring in Australia has something on offer for everyone. Much of the country puts on colourful displays of wildflowers and blossoming trees. om the north to the south, east to west, some of the best things to do in Australia are primed and ready to enjoy over spring. For those wanting to rent a travel van and brush off the winter blues, the spring fairs are just what the doctor ordered! Fr Britz Australia makes it super easy too! Simply book your campervan from one of our 10 locations across Australia and get ready to spring into the ultimate Australia road trip!

In this blog, we’ll take a look at where you can find some of the best things to do in Australia over spring, including:

  • Esperance, Western Australia

  • Canberra, New South Wales

  • Clare Valley, South Australia

  • Uluru, Northern Territory

  • Willunga, South Australia

  • Margaret River, Western Australia

  • Table Cape, Tasmania

  • Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

  • Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

  • Kangaroo Island, South Australia

But first, a word on safety!

Safety considerations when exploring Australia during spring

Spring in Australia is from September until November. Having said that, in a country as big as Australia, the climate can vary considerably from one end of the country to the other. 

If you’re travelling around the north of the country, including the Northern Territory, temperatures can still reach well over 30°C in spring. This means you need to think about what you’ll pack to make sure you’re well prepared. Items on your packing list should include:

  • Sunblock (SPF30 or higher)

  • Chapstick and/or zinc 

  • Wide-brimmed sun hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Water bottle

Another consideration over spring is the extra pollen that is often in the air. Remember to pack antihistamines if you’re affected by hay fever.

Now that you’ve got your campervan packing list started, let’s explore Australia’s springtime gems.

Esperance, Western Australia

With its white sands and turquoise waters, Esperance is a must-do for your spring Australian road trip. The cooler days are ideal for hiking and walks, and when the days are hotter, park your campervan at the beach and test the water! Spring is also the time of year when wildflowers burst into life, so plan to explore some of the region’s national parks or take the Esperance Wildflower Trail. Another top spot to explore is the Esperance Stonehenge, a full-size replica of the UK original. 

To explore Esperance, pick up your campervan from our Britz Perth branch and travel 693 km (approx. 7.5 hours) via National Route 1

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Canberra, New South Wales

Warm weather, oodles of sunshine, and flowers in bloom… Canberra has a lot to love in springtime! Canberra also has some great spring festivals on offer including Floriade and the Nara Candle Festival

Time your Australia road trip to Canberra to fall on a weekend and take a short drive to EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra) where you can indulge in the Capital Region Farmers Market. This market is packed with fresh produce, tasty picnic goodies, and delicious barbecue food. 

To get to Canberra, pick up your campervan from our Britz Sydney branch and travel 285 km (approx. 3 hours) via the M31.

Clare Valley, South Australia

Make the most of spring’s longer days with some of the incredible walks on offer in Clare Valley. From easy strolls to multi-day hikes, there’s a great walk waiting for every age and fitness level. While walking is great fun in Clare Valley, what this region is better known for is its fantastic Riesling wines. One of the best ways to experience Clare Valley’s wines is with a visit to one of the many excellent cellar doors. Other must-do spring experiences to add to your campervan road trip itinerary planner include a visit to the open gardens or seeing wildflowers at one of the conservation parks.

Clare Valley is just 147 km (1 hour 45 minutes) from our Britz Adelaide branch via Traeger Road.

Uluru, Northern Territory

Spring is the ideal time to visit the Red Centre of Uluru (Alice Springs). The temperature is consistently warm and dry, but not too hot, and the crowds tend to be smaller. Uluru is home to one of the best things to do in Australia – a visit to Ayers Rock. While you’re there, plan to take a hike around this fascinating landmark to learn more about its stories and cultural significance. 

To explore Uluru, pick up your campervan from our Britz Alice Springs branch and travel 471 km (approx. 5 hours) via Lasseter Highway/State Route 4.

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Willunga, South Australia

Just under an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the characterful and charming township of Willunga makes for a fantastic Australia road trip. During spring, the town is brimming with the pink and white blossoms of hundreds of acres of almond trees. Try and time your visit with the annual spring fair. Another great activity in Willunga is the Jungle in Willunga where you can check out the lush tropical plants and explore the gardens. 

Willunga is a short 44 km drive (approx. 45 minutes) via M1 and A13 our Britz Adelaide branch.

Margaret River, Western Australia

Springtime in the Western Australian region of Margaret River is hard to beat! This beautiful part of the country is renowned for its beaches, lighthouses, vineyards and wineries. During spring, the breathtaking displays of spring wildflowers are a must-see. Spring in Margaret River is also whale watching season with the region hosting around 35,000 whales migrating from the Antarctic over the warmer months. 

To explore Margaret River, pick up your campervan from our Britz Perth branch and travel 275 km (approx. 3 hours) via State Route 2 and National Route 1.

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Table Cape, Tasmania

If rows of colourful flowers are on your must-see list during your spring Australia road trip, be sure to plan a visit to Table Cape! The Table Cape Tulip Farm is a sight to behold with hectares of glorious tulips bursting into life. While you’re there, enjoy a Devonshire tea, peruse the art gallery, and buy a bunch of flowers to brighten up your campervan. The farm is open from 24 September to late October each year. 

To explore Table Cape, pick up your campervan from our Britz Hobart branch and travel 340 km (approx. 4 hours) via National Highway 1.

Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

This spectacular rainforest is the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. The forest is so special that Sir David Attenborough declared it “the most extraordinary place on Earth.” We’re in total agreement! And while marvelling at the lush forest is an experience in itself, there are plenty of other great things to do here including a crocodile cruise, spearfishing, and river rafting. 

To explore Daintree Rainforest, pick up your campervan from our Britz Brisbane branch and travel 1824 km (approx. 22 hours) via Bruce Hwy/A1. Note, you’ll need to take your campervan on the Daintree Ferry across the Daintree River. 

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Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Spring is the perfect time to indulge in a relaxing hot spring! And Mornington’s Peninsula Hot Springs is just the place to do it. This natural geothermal mineral spring spa is surrounded by lush trees and beautiful landscaping – what better place to unwind? 

Once you’re nice and relaxed, head along to the Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens. During spring the trees burst into blossoms while the spring bulbs put on a stunning display of colour.  

To explore Mornington Peninsula, pick up your campervan from our Britz Melbourne branch and travel 86.8 km (approx. 1 hour, 25 minutes) via M1 and Mornington Peninsula Fwy/Peninsula Link/M11.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

A campervan road trip to Kangaroo Island in spring is simply unforgettable. This time of year is ideal for taking in some of the great walking trails, enjoying the wildflowers, and taking in some bird watching. With the temperatures starting to warm, you can also enjoy exploring the stunning beaches and of course, seeing some of the island’s famous kangaroos!

To explore Daintree Rainforest, pick up your campervan from our Britz Adelaide branch and travel 208 km (approx. 3 hours, 45 minutes) via the B23. You’ll need to take your campervan on the Sealink ferry from Cape Jarvis. 

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Does spring in Australia sound good to you?

We hope we’ve inspired you to see some of Australia’s amazing spring destinations! From wildflowers and whale watching to vineyard tours and farmers' markets, spring is simply an unbeatable time for a campervan road trip.

Best of all, with 10 locations throughout Australia, you can plan to pick up and drop off your Britz camper in the region you’d like to explore. You can even pick it up from one branch and drop it off in another!

Ready to plan your Australian road trip? Take the first step and book your Britz camper today.