Autumn is a spectacular season to explore the beauty of nature, especially when you venture outside the city of Melbourne. With the leaves transforming into shades of orange and red, there's no better time to journey to the countryside for an adventure. Whether you're into hiking, sightseeing, or simply enjoying the fresh air, there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the outdoors this autumn. And with an abundance of festivals and events on offer, this is the perfect time to plan your countryside getaway.
1. See the Autumn leaves in Daylesford
As the autumn season sets in, it's the perfect time to plan a family-friendly day out in Daylesford. Witness the stunning autumn leaves and take a leisurely stroll around the town's many parks and gardens, including the picturesque Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens with its breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Don't forget to stop by Lake Daylesford, a popular spot for picnics with a walking track around the lake. And for a treat, be sure to check out The Chocolate Mill, a chocolate factory where you can watch the chocolate being made and try some of the delicious treats.
2. Lunch and cider tasting at DV Cider
If you're looking for a family-friendly activity that's sure to please everyone, head to DV Cider for a lunch and cider tasting experience. Relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings while sipping on some delicious cider made from fresh local apples. While the parents enjoy the cider, the kids can run around in the wide-open spaces or play games on the lawn, ensuring everyone has a great time. With plenty of activities and delicious food and drinks on offer, DV Cider is a must-visit spot for families in the autumn.
3. Explore gardens at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Exploring the beautiful gardens at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors during autumn with the whole family. Held annually, the show features stunning displays of colorful blooms, landscape designs, and garden sculptures from around the world. Kids can get involved in the activities specially curated for them, such as planting workshops and a fairy garden exhibit. And while the little ones are having fun, adults can relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings.
4. Head out for a hike or bush walk
The High Country is a hiker's paradise with a diverse range of tracks and terrain, making it a great option for families with kids. Highlights include the Alpine Resorts, Harrietville, Mt Pilot, Mt Buffalo and Mitta Mitta. For a little adventure, try the Mount Feathertop hike via Razorback, where you'll be rewarded with snow gum woodlands and a stunning 360-degree view. The Mount Pilot Circuit hike features a variety of flora and a rock climbing area, while Mitta Mitta and Harrietville offer hikes of varying distances and inclines, including more leisurely walking tracks. So grab your walking boots, pack a picnic, and head out for an adventure in the High Country this autumn.
We welcome you to visit us at DV Cider in Autumn with the whole family. With breathtaking views of the picturesque Macedon Ranges there's no better place to relax and unwind with your loved ones. Not only can you enjoy our handcrafted ciders and delicious food options, but we also offer a range of activities and events that cater to all ages. Whether you're looking to enjoy a live music performance, taste test our unique ciders, or simply take in the stunning scenery, DV Cider has something for everyone.