Autumn Around Sydney-Where to Find the Prettiest Autumn Colors
Autumn in Sydney is simply stunning. The trees change to the most vibrant hues of yellow, orange, and red BUT you have to know where to find them! Unfortunately, the entire city of Sydney doesn't turn orange, but there are places you can go to for the best Autumn colors. Most places to visit are just a day trip from Sydney.
When to go:
The peak time to see the autumn colors is mid April-start of May. By the end of May, most trees will be bare and the colors will have faded. Colder areas like the Blue Mountains will likely turn colors first. We found that late April was perfect.
One of the most stunning places to see the Autumn foliage is the Blue Mountains. Specifically, Mount Wilson. There are a few stunning gardens up there that are known for the change of colors. The Blue Mountains are located about 2 hours from Sydney and are well known for their stunning lookouts, but that's not all they offer!
Breenhold Garden is nice! It's $15 for entry (for adults) and you're free to bring your own picnic and relax for the day in the park. There are also bathroom facilities. It can get quite crowded on the weekends- especially to see the autumn colors.
Just next to Breenhold Garden is Nooroo Garden. It's also a stunning garden to see the Autumn foliage. The entry fee is $10 per adult.
Blackheath had the most stunning trees. If you turn on to Wentworth street, you'll find this gorgeous street lined with these firey red trees!
We also found this gorgeous laneway just past the Wentworth Falls Lake Park on Sinclair Crescent. The trees had already faded by the end of April, but it still looked so beautiful. Click here for exact location on Google Maps. At the Wentworth Falls Lake Park, there were also some stunning trees overlooking the water.
If you have time to check out the smaller cities in the Blue Mountains, Leura is just charming. They have the cutest tea house called Bygone Beautys that serves an amazing high tea. It also doubles as a tea pot museum, so you can visit over 5,000 different tea pots spanning from different centuries from all over the world. It's the cutest place that we always try to visit while we're up there. If you are stopping for the high tea, it's important to book ahead as it does take some time for the cafe to prepare.
Another cute spot is The Ginger Bread House Katoomba. It's a beautiful cafe set in a 100 year old restored church. They even sell all the parts for you to make your own ginger bread house at home and have the candy color coordinated. The food is also amazing there.
Another beautiful Garden farther out in the Blue Mountains is Mayfield Garden. It's located about 10 minutes away from Oberon or 40 minutes from Bathhurst. They have special gardens open for different seasons and their Autumn Festival is open for the month of April. Tickets start at $35 per adult for the Autumn Festival.
Wine Country in Autumn is so beautiful! Hunter Valley also puts on a show of Autumn colors. Located 2 hours North of Sydney, Hunter Valley is known for their fantastic wines. Visiting at different times of the year holds a different experience, but Autumn is pretty special.
The Hunter Valley Gardens are very nice to visit. But, the tickets are more expensive at $32 per person. The Hunter Valley Gardens Village just next to the entrance of the gardens has beautiful autumn trees and you can shop at the same time!
Some of the prettiest wineries to visit during Autumn are Audrey Wilkinson and Krinklewood. Audrey Wilkinson has beautiful sweeping views of orange vineyards and if you're lucky, you might spot a kangaroo or two hanging around the vineyards. Tastings start at $10 per person and booking is essential to guarantee a spot. Click here to book on their website.
Krinklewood has a stunning tasting house that make you feel like you're in the South of France. Vines creeping up the outside of the tasting house and beautiful trees everywhere as you enjoy your wine. This winery is also certified biodynamic. They also have a friendly peacock that likes to roam the property. A tasting is $10 per person. Please note the cellar door is only open Thursday - Monday and hours may vary. Check before you go.
Planning a visit to Hunter Valley? I also have another blog on what wineries to visit and where to eat! Click here to read.
Sydney has sprinkles of Autumn colors all around the city. One of my favorite finds is this beautiful wall on Cumberland Street on the corner of Essex. Click here for exact location on Google Maps.
Centennial Park also has a beautiful spot just in front of the Duck Pond. Unfortunately, this year I missed the colors in mid May, but hopefully I will visit next year!
Know any more Autumn spots around Sydney? Let me know!Leave a comment below!
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