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Activities to Do in Australia in April

Also known as the Land Down Under, Australia in April experiences the peak of the autumn season, which is characterized by shorter days and a much cooler weather condition, suggesting the arrival of winters in the region. In addition to witnessing the blossoming of the flowers in the northern parts of the country, you can also witness the changing colours of the leaves in the south of Australia in April. 
You can also find a wide array of things to do in Australia in April, some of the most popular of which include enjoying a cruise on the Parramatta River, or witnessing the spectacular sunsets in Uluru. You can also head into the wilderness and explore the Blue Mountains National Park, or visit the more popular sightseeing attractions like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, among other things. 
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Things to Do in Australia in April

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Explore the unique Great Barrier Reef

  • Amongst the most popular activities that you can indulge in during a visit to Australia in April is exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Ranked as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots not just in Australia, but also around the world, the Great Barrier Reef is known for its beautiful corals, in addition to aquamarine waters and golden beaches.
  • During your visit to the Great Barrier Reef, you can also explore the mysterious underwater world and catch sight of a myriad of unique marine species, from whales and sharks to rays, fishes, turtles and more.
  • You can also enjoy helicopter tours, island hopping and swimming with dolphins when you explore the Great Barrier Reef. 

Location: Queensland, Australia

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Explore the Gold Coast, Queensland

  • Gold Coast in Queensland is another one of the most popular places to visit in Australia in April.
  • With an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius during this month, Gold Coast becomes a tourist’s hub with the autumn season at its peak.
  • In addition to enjoying water sports and activities like beach hopping, kayaking, jet skiing, cruises and more during this time, you can also indulge in surfing at Gold Coast in April.
  • Other popular things that you can do in Gold Coast in the month of April includes attending the different festivals, exploring the theme parks and more.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Admire the Sydney Opera

  • There is nothing better to do in Australia in April that to admire the stunning Sydney Opera House, which ranks as one of the best opera sites in the whole world
  • Being one of the most popular places to visit in Australia, the Sydney Opera House is also known for its opulent architecture, which resembles the image of a ship sailing in the sea
  • The Sydney Opera House is also home to several other establishments besides a concert hall and cinema
  • You can also explore the exhibition rooms, studios, theatre and restaurant in this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location:  Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Timings
: 09:00 a.m. to 08:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. (Sunday)

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Take a Parramatta River Cruise

  • One of the best things to do in Australia in April is to go on a cruise on the Parramatta River.
  • Offering a great experience and verdant views of the famous landmarks of Sydney, it is on a Parramatta River Cruise wherein you can witness the Harbour Bridge, the Luna Park, Pyrmont and other attractions from a unique vantage point.
  • During the cruise, you can also pass by many pretty waterside suburbs and houses, all the way to the mangroves on the outskirts.

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Watch the Sunset at Uluru

  • When looking for things to do in Australia in April, you must not miss out on witnessing the spectacular sunsets at Uluru.
  • The site is considered quite sacred, especially for the Australian aboriginal people, and is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
  • During sunsets, you can see the rays of the sun change the colour of the many rock formations here.
  • You can also visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which has several viewing spots, such as the Kuniya Walking area or Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, which offer scenic views of the sunsets.

Location: Mutitjulu NT 0872, Australia

Timings: 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.

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Take a Wine Tasting Tour in the Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the best places to visit in Australia in April, especially since it is during this time when you can witness the harvesting season of the grapes for the wines
When visiting the valley in South Australia, you must definitely indulge in a wine-tasting tour in one of the many wineries here
Particularly known for wines like the Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, and Semillon as well as Fortifieds wines, you can also pair your tour with a delicious meal
For an even better wine-tasting tour experience in the Barossa Valley, you can also enjoy a picnic right in the midst of the vineyards here.

Location: Barossa Valley, South Australia 

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

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Discover Launceston Tasmania

  • Launceston in the southern state of Tasmania also ranks as one of the best places to visit in Australia in April. 
  • Being the second largest city in the state, Launceston experiences a relatively cooler climate during this time of the year and is the perfect place to see autumn leaves falling down. 
  • Exuding an old-world charm, this city also has a waterfront district, in addition to many historical buildings, parks, gardens as well as market districts for you to explore.
  • Some of the most popular attractions that you can visit in Launceston include the Cataract Gorge Reserve, the Country Club Tasmania, James Boag Brewery and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, among others
Location: Tasmania, Australia

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Visit the Pink Lake

  • One of the top things to do in Australia in April is to visit the famous Pink Lake here.
  • While Australia has a number of Pink Lakes, one of the most famous of all is the Hutt Lagoon in Western Australia.
  • This salt lake also boasts of being the abode of the largest microalgae production site in the whole world.
  • The lake gets its name due to the pink colours of its waters, which is a result of the algae production and is a sight for sore eyes.
Location: Yallabatharra, Western Australia

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Discover the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • When looking for things to do in Australia in April, head over to discover the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is a famous landmark of the city.
  • Being an architectural symbol of Australia, this bridge is also an iconic landmark and has played an important role since 1932.
  • Made of more than 52,000 tons of steel, the Sydney Harbour Bridge has a shape that resembles a typical coat hanger.
  • It is also the largest steel arch bridge in the whole world and serves as a primary mode of transportation in the city.
Location: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney NSW, Australia

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Explore the Blue Mountains, National Park

  • The Blue Mountains National Park is amongst the top places that you can visit in Australia in April.
  • Known for lush green forests, amazing natural landscapes and sceneries as well as many waterfalls and the Blue Mountains, the national park is a great place to enjoy camping, hiking, nature trails and more.
  • You can also learn a lot about the traditional age-old Australian aboriginal culture during a visit to the Blue Mountains National Park.
  • Don’t forget to catch sights of the Jamison Valley and the famous sandstone rock formation of the Three Sisters when you are here 

Location: New South Wales, Australia

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  1. What are the best places to visit in Australia in April?

    Kangaroo Island: Kangaroo Island is home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, penguins, echidnas and wallabies. Visitors can also explore the island's many beaches, national parks and hiking trails.

    Bondi Beach: Bondi Beach is one of the best places to go in Australia in April, located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and is a popular spot for swimming, surfing and sunbaking. The beach is also home to a number of restaurants, cafes and bars.

    Victoria Market
    : Located in Melbourne, another place that you can visit in the country in April is the Victoria Market. It is the largest market in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a popular tourist destination, as well as a wholesale and retail market for fresh produce, meat, seafood, and more. 

    Kakadu National Park
    : Kakadu National Park is is home to a diverse array of wildlife and is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Kakadu National Park is also a World Heritage Site and is famous for its Aboriginal rock art.
  2. What are the best things to do in Australia in April? s

    1. See kangaroos at Lucky Bay: One of the best things to do in Australia in April is to see the kangaroos at Lucky Bay. In addition to catching sights of these native Australian animals, you can even get a chance to sunbathe beside them on one of the beaches here.
     
    2. Learn about the native animals at Cradle Mountain: Cradle Mountain is one of the best places in Australia to catch sights of the exotic Tasmanian Devil, which is the largest surviving marsupial carnivore in the whole world. You can also see the spotted tail and eastern quolls, dingoes and wombats here. 

    3. Drive on the Great Ocean Road: 
    There is no better experience than driving on the Great Ocean Road when you are in Australia in April. The road stretches for over 300 kilometres with many visitors coming to experience its unique coastline and beautiful scenery.

    4. Go diving in the Great Barrier Reef: 
    Home to a wide array of beautiful coral reefs and a plethora of marine life, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the best diving spots in the whole world. It is here where you can witness the world’s most diverse ocean habitats.
  3. Is April a good time to visit Australia?

    Yes, April is definitely a good time to go to Australia. This month is when the autumn season is at its peak in Australia, with the days being short and pleasant, and the nights relatively cooler. In addition to the leaves falling from the trees, you can also witness several festivals and events throughout the country during this month.
  4. Is Australia warm in April?

    No, Australia is not warm in April. This month is the mid-autumn season in the country, with the temperatures averaging at 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, making it rather cool and pleasant.
  5. Should I visit Australia in April with kids?

    Yes, you should visit Australia in April with kids. In addition to the temperatures being very pleasant, there are lesser crowds in Australia during this time, which will give you and your kids a chance to explore the different attractions here without having to deal with a lot of rush.
  6. Is visiting Australia during April worth it?

    Yes, visiting Australia during April is definitely worth the experience. Being the peak of the autumn season, there is a lot to do in Australia during this month. From visiting the many sightseeing attractions around the country, and indulging in wine tours and tastings, you can also explore the outdoors of the country.

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