April is a fantastic time to holiday in Australia, as the country transitions from the warm summer months to the milder temperatures of autumn and the crowds tend to dissipate. With Australia’s many fantastic destinations, it can be difficult to decide where to go in Australia in April.
One of the best places to visit in April in Australia is the Great Ocean Road, offering visitors breathtaking scenery, seasonal local cuisine, and an abundance of accommodation options.
The mild temperatures and generally stable weather this time of year make it the ideal time to explore the Great Ocean Road, with the cooler climate allowing for comfortable hiking and outdoor activities, while the vibrant autumn foliage adds an extra layer of charm to the landscape. Additionally, with fewer extreme weather events, visitors can enjoy the region’s natural beauty without the risk of sudden storms or sweltering heat.
Located near the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park, Loch Ard Gorge was formed by years of the ocean carving its way through towering cliffs. Named after the Loch Ard shipwreck, which occurred in 1878, visitors can explore the area’s rich history and admire the rugged beauty of the coastline. Walking through this natural wonder allows you to appreciate the power of erosion and the importance of preserving nature.
As the month generally filled with the most public holidays, April provides an opportunity for visitors to experience local traditions and participate in various community events. Easter celebrations may include local markets, family-friendly activities, and indulgent food offerings, while ANZAC Day is a time to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women.
As well as its natural beauty, the Great Ocean Road boasts fantastic food and accommodation options, and April falls in the perfect season to experience these. The region’s rich agricultural history and access to fresh, local produce, allow for delicious farm-to-table meals and unique culinary experiences, so there’s something for every kind of foodie, and from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious resorts, there’s a variety of accommodation options available with the reduced crowds.
From Easter celebrations to exploring the region’s stunning natural beauty, the pleasant weather, quieter atmosphere, and unique attractions make a visit to the Great Ocean Road in April an unforgettable Australian adventure.
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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.