From March to May of the Australian year, autumn comes along as one of the best weather to go out and have fun. Tourists looking to experience the outback, but looking to dodge the scorching weather, may find autumn the best time to visit the “Land Down Under”. We have listed some of the top popular events during the autumn season.

1.       Indulge at Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival (March 2-20)

For those looking to sample Australia's finest food and wines, this event is sure to never disappoint. This 17 day event features the so called "rock stars" of the Aussie culinary scene, and will feature World's Longest Lunch where over 1400 tourists dine together. The festival is also filled with internationally renowned chefs and winemakers to cook, eat, drink and share their tips with the gourmet community.

2.       Witness Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne (March 12 - 15)

Every year, Australia exhibits its love for racing with the Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix event in Melbourne. This four days of action packed racing, car demonstrations, live music and entertainment is the perfect event for those adrenalin junkies out there. This is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia, and racers from all over the world come to participate.

3.       Enjoy Eye-Catching Colours of Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular (March 7 – 15)

The Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular is internationally rated as one of the top four ballooning events in the world. This event is a great way to get out, experience nature and try hot air ballooning. Get a panoramic view of Australia’s breath-taking skylines, and get the chance to fly through the capital city surrounded by the stunning Canberra autumn backdrop.

4.       Be Amazed at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (March 21 – April 12)

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is home to one of the world’s best opera houses. Choose from different genre like drama, suspense, love, and tragedy. Some of the selections from this opera house’s repertoire are La Traviata, Carmen, and Madame Butterfly. From set and costume design to directorial innovations, this opera experience will surely a night to remember.

5.       Experience Orange F.O.O.D week at New South Wales (April 10 – 19)

If you’re hanging around New South Wales and want to take part in Australia’s fabulous foodie culture, make sure to stop by at Orange F.O.O.D. (Food of Orange District) week. This 10 days of gastronomical celebration is held each year from the shires of Orange, Cabonne and Blayney. Get to meet the farmers who grow the food, the chefs, cooks and caterers who creates extraordinary dishes that will let you savour the region’s famous fresh flavours.

6.       Watch the Historical Royal Easter Show in Sydney (April 10 – 23)

Considered to be Sydney’s largest annual event. The Sydney Royal Easter show attracts almost 900,000 people through their gates each year. The fair has many competitions like arts and crafts, agricultural competitions, photography, wood chopping and cookery. There are carnival rides, hours of free entertainment, produce stalls and over 14,000 animals on display that individuals or families can enjoy.

7.       Sit Back, Relax and Experience the Opera on the Beach (May 9 – 11)

If you’re looking for the refined cultural haunt of an opera house, but want to soak up as much in Aussie beach as possible, Opera on the Beach is perfectly suited for you. Locals and tourists are being serenaded with timeless music and a striking stage show while seagulls flying overhead, and the waves rolling gently in the background.

These are just a few of the exciting events you can see while visiting the Land Down Under. Our final tip is to look for hotels in Australia that are centrally located near top destinations and festival events, accessible and hassle free, so you can make the most out of your holiday getaway.