April is a busy time in Australia, with Easter and the school holidays offering up extra opportunities to relax, travel and spend time with family and friends. This month there’s a plethora of cool things to see and do, including ghost tours, blend your own wine workshops and kayaking adventures. So, what will you get up to?
Things To Do In Victoria In April
Indulge In A Chocolate Tour
Considering it’s Easter in April, it would be rude not to treat yourself to a decadent discovery of Melbourne’s chocolate scene. This 2.5-hour walking tour includes a visit to six of the city’s finest chocolatiers, where you’ll chat all things cacao, learn about the choc-making process and meet the dessert-making masters. The tour concludes with a truly extravagant afternoon tea – to ensure everyone finishes on a sugar high, of course.
Cruise Down The Yarra River
Ever wanted to be the captain of your own cruiser? Well, you can now hire an electric boat and take to the Yarra River for two hours of serious fun. Each vessel is easy to operate and there’s no need to hold a current boat license, plus it can accommodate up to nine passengers. Snacks and drinks are all BYO – cheese platter, anyone? – and as you glide along keep an eye out for classic Melbourne landmarks like Flinders Street Station and the MCG.
Melbourne Chocolate and Desserts Tour
2-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne
Things To Do In New South Wales In April
Get Spooked On A Ghost Tour
Prepare for spine-tingling chills when you partake in a ghost tour of one of Sydney’s most haunted neighbourhoods. The Rocks district is a well-known supernatural hotspot, and as you wander the cobblestone laneways of this historic site you’ll learn the terrifying tales of murderous gangs, shady characters and unsolved mysteries. If you can last the entire 1.5 hours, you may even experience your very own ghoulish sighting…
Soar Over The Northern Beaches
See Sydney Harbour and the Northern Beaches in a whole new way when you jump aboard a seaplane for an unforgettable scenic flight. Taking off from Rose Bay, you’ll head north towards Palm Beach before a flyover of Dee Why, Curl Curl and Manly. The high-wing plane boasts large windows so you can capture plenty of aerial shots, and your two-way headset allows the pilot to provide an informative commentary of the sights below.
Sydney Ghost Walking Tour
Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight
Things To Do In Queensland In April
Camp On Fraser Island
School holidays call for epic family camping trips, and Fraser Island is the ultimate destination. On this overnighter everything is taken care of, which means all you need to worry about is having a good time. Highlights include 4WDing along 75 Mile Surf Beach, swimming at Lake Wabby and spotting dingoes. Top it off with a barbecue dinner and campfire session, and you’ll be wondering why you don’t get out in the great outdoors more often.
Explore The XXXX Brewery
With an impressive 135-year history, the best way to discover how Queensland’s favourite brew came to be is by visiting the iconic XXXX brewery. From observing the brewing process to walking through the state-of-the-art production area and learning how to pour the perfect pint, nothing is off-limits on this 90-minute guided tour. Most importantly, there’s ample opportunity to sip plenty of the good stuff.
Overnight Fraser Island Camping Safari
XXXX Brewery Tour
Things To Do In WA In April
Swim With Dolphins
Surprise the kids this school holidays with an experience they’ll never forget. In the sheltered waters off Rockingham, just a short drive from Perth, you can go swimming with dolphins. Mischievous and curious, these adorable mammals are the perfect marine playmates and as soon as you take the plunge they’ll be ready to show off their lively antics.
Take A Bite In The Swan Valley
Chocolate, cheese, wine and craft beer – what more could you want? On this mouth-watering culinary journey through the Swan Valley, you’ll eat and drink your way through all the tastiest local produce this region has to offer. Stopovers include several wineries, an award-winning microbrewery and (if you’ve chosen the full-day option) lunch at a gorgeous estate.
Swim With Dolphins Day Trip
Swan Valley Tour From Perth
Things To Do In SA In April
Blend Your Own Wine
If there’s one place to absorb everything there is to know about the fine art of winemaking, it’s the famed Barossa Valley. During this one-hour workshop at Penfolds, you’ll discover how the grapes are harvested, bottled and aged, while also sampling plenty along the way. Then it’s time to try your hand at blending your own drop using grenache, shiraz and mourvèdre varietals. Once you’ve perfected the recipe, your vino will be bottled up ready to take home.
Kayak Coorong National Park
Coorong National Park is considered one of South Australia’s best-kept secrets, and the coolest way to explore this pristine environment is by kayak. On this six-hour trip you’ll take to the water for a leisurely paddle, exploring the saltwater lagoons without impacting the park’s protected areas and local wildlife. Back on dry land, you’ll head out to Young Husband Peninsula for a guided exploration of the sand dunes.
Make Your Own Wine At Penfolds
Half-Day Kayaking Tour
Things To Do In Tasmania In April
Search For Nocturnal Animals
You’ll need to rug up for this late-night expedition, because you’ll be heading deep into the Tassie wilderness on a spotlight tour in search of nocturnal animals. Keep your eyes peeled for possums, wallabies, platypus and bandicoots, and if you’re lucky you might even see a spotted-tail quoll or Tasmanian devil. Part 4WD excursion, part on-foot exploration, don’t forget to wear appropriate footwear and warm clothing.
Hike Wineglass Bay
The trek to Wineglass Bay is a not-to-be-missed adventure, especially for hiking enthusiasts. Departing Hobart, you’ll pass through the cute coastal towns of Orford and Swansea, before arriving at spectacular Freycinet National Park. The total length of the Wineglass Bay trail is six kilometres, and can be enjoyed at a cruisy pace with a guide, or tackled at your own speed. The views across the white-sand beach are breathtaking, and there’s more than enough time to soak up the sights or take a dip.
Two-Hour Spotlight Tour
Wineglass Bay Beach Hike
Things To Do In NT In April
See Crocs Up Close
For a quintessential Top End encounter, you can’t go past a cruise down the Adelaide River to see the jumping crocodiles. Situated 60 kilometres from Darwin, this mighty waterway is home to more than 1,600 of these prehistoric predators, most of whom aren’t shy when it comes to launching themselves up to grab a bite to eat. Along the way, wildlife experts will share info on croc biology, their territorial habits and the important role they play within the ecosystem.
Visit The Tiwi Islands
Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of the Tiwi Islands on a day trip to visit the local indigenous community of Wurrumiyanga. Travelling to Bathurst Island from Darwin via ferry, upon arrival you’ll check out the mission precinct church and Patakijiyali Museum where you can learn about the island’s history and gaze upon traditional Tiwi art. You’ll also be invited to witness a smoking ceremony, taste bush tucker and pay your respects at an ancient burial site.
Jumping Crocs and Nature Cruise
Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience
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