Autumn Experience

Dry leaves are carpeting the footpaths, the air is becoming a little chilly, and boots start to become your main choice of shoes. Autumn has arrived.

With just a short drive from Sydney, orchards welcome visitors to come picking any of the available fruits that are in the season! For Autumn, think apples, raspberries and persimmons.

Not only is fruit picking a great idea because it only takes a few hours, you can go with your friends or family and it is fun for all ages. Just remember to wear your boots and bring a bag to carry all the fresh fruit you picked! Check out the Blipin Fruit Bowl or other farms and orchards in the region.

If fruit picking isn’t your thing but you enjoy getting out of the city then hiking is your best option. NSW has some of the best walking tracks, waterfalls, deep valleys, canyons and rainforests to let you take in the fresh air with a view. If any of those are on your hiking checklist, then here are a few suggestions.

For those feeling pumped, there is the Grand Canyon Walk (2.5 hours /6kms) or the Grand Stairway below Wentworth Falls (2 hours/4km). At the Grand Stairway, you’ll even find a set of hand-carved stone steps.

Wentworth Falls

For those curious about a quicker route, check out the Round Walking Track at Katoomba (1 hour/1.2km), which will give you the chance to experience the natural beauty of the national park. If physical exercise isn’t your jazz but you want to immerse in the feeling of Autumn, take a trip to small town called Orange and admire the nature as it turns bronze. A must-visit place in Orange is Lake Canobolas where you’ll be surrounded by all colours of nature.

Lake Canabolas with no filters!

Another place in Orange that churns you up into the colours of Autumn is Cook Park, situated 5mins from the town centre.

Cook Park

If these photos are not convincing enough, then come for the food and wine! From Friday 5 April to Sunday 14 April, the city plays host to Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival, the Orange F.O.O.D Week festival. Having been acclaimed as one of Australia’s top ten food festivals, this will be one not to miss!

Dry leaves are carpeting the footpaths, the air is becoming a little chilly, and boots start to become your main choice of shoes. Autumn has arrived.

With just a short drive from Sydney, orchards welcome visitors to come picking any of the available fruits that are in the season! For Autumn, think apples, raspberries and persimmons.

Not only is fruit picking a great idea because it only takes a few hours, you can go with your friends or family and it is fun for all ages. Just remember to wear your boots and bring a bag to carry all the fresh fruit you picked! Check out the Blipin Fruit Bowl or other farms and orchards in the region.

If fruit picking isn’t your thing but you enjoy getting out of the city then hiking is your best option. NSW has some of the best walking tracks, waterfalls, deep valleys, canyons and rainforests to let you take in the fresh air with a view. If any of those are on your hiking checklist, then here are a few suggestions.

For those feeling pumped, there is the Grand Canyon Walk (2.5 hours /6kms) or the Grand Stairway below Wentworth Falls (2 hours/4km). At the Grand Stairway, you’ll even find a set of hand-carved stone steps.

Wentworth Falls

For those curious about a quicker route, check out the Round Walking Track at Katoomba (1 hour/1.2km), which will give you the chance to experience the natural beauty of the national park. If physical exercise isn’t your jazz but you want to immerse in the feeling of Autumn, take a trip to small town called Orange and admire the nature as it turns bronze. A must-visit place in Orange is Lake Canobolas where you’ll be surrounded by all colours of nature.

Lake Canabolas with no filters!

Another place in Orange that churns you up into the colours of Autumn is Cook Park, situated 5mins from the town centre.

Cook Park

If these photos are not convincing enough, then come for the food and wine! From Friday 5 April to Sunday 14 April, the city plays host to Australia’s longest running regional food and wine festival, the Orange F.O.O.D Week festival. Having been acclaimed as one of Australia’s top ten food festivals, this will be one not to miss!

Page last updated: 01 March 2019, 13:43