The Best Things To Do This April

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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

Taste your way through Melbourne’s chocolate scene, one sweet treat after another. This small group tour is limited to 12 people or less, and includes opportunity to visit boutique chocolate makers and talk all things cacao.

2-Hour Boat Rental in Melbourne

Hire your own electric boat and cruise down the Yarra River to get a different view of Melbourne. Sail through the Docklands, past Flinders Street and the Crown, and much more over the course of your excursion.

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

An evening stroll through the haunted corners of Sydney. Your informative guide leads you on a 90-minute walking tour around The Rocks district, the site where Sydney was founded and a place full of spine-tingling stories and legendary ghosts.

Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight

See Sydney and the Northern Beaches from a historic seaplane that harkens back to the Australia of the 1930s and ‘40s. Your scenic flight takes you north all the way to Palm Beach before returning to Sydney Harbour.

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

Go camping without the hassle of having to carry around your own gear or worry about preparing food, on this two-day guided camping safari on Fraser Island. Knowledgeable local guides drive by 4×4 to some remote spots on the island, such as isolated beaches and lookout points.

XXXX Brewery Tour

Walk through the heart of the brewery production area, check out how the brews are created, observe the brewing process up close, and then pour the perfect pint after learning from the pros. Includes tastings of XXXX Brewery’s delicious beers and a voucher to the souvenir store.

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

Get up close and personal with wild dolphins off the coast of Australia on this exciting tour from Perth. Cruise around small islands and into sheltered bays from Rockingham to interact with dolphins in their natural habitat.

Swan Valley Tour From Perth

Learn about winemaking in the acclaimed Swan Valley area, and enjoy a delicious lunch on the full-day tour. Between stops, stay cool on an air-conditioned coach. There is also an option for a half-day excursion.

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

Discover the winemaking process from harvesting the grapes to bottling and aging the wines, as you follow your expert guide around the winery. Then, put your newfound knowledge to the test as you craft your own wine blend and leave with a bottle of your very own personal wine.

Half-Day Kayaking Tour

This tour provides the equipment and know-how to explore the park’s protected areas without impacting the national ecology. This tour is one of the longest offered in the area, and includes lunch.

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

Experience the opportunity to see platypus, wallabies, quolls, bandicoots, masked owls and more on this two-hour spotlight tour. Pick-ups are available, and the tour price includes entry to national parks. This private tour is offered for groups of up to six people.

Wineglass Bay Beach Hike

Make the trip to a beach voted one of the world’s best, located in Freycinet National Park on Tasmania’s East Coast. This experience also includes a stop for tastings at a local oyster farm.

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

Join this tour in the afternoon and travel down the Stuart Highway to the Adelaide River, enjoying commentary about the outskirts of Darwin along the way. Cruise the river and thrill as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water.

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience

Take a ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island to meet members of the local Tiwi community Wurrumiyanga. Taste traditional bush tucker, witness ancient customs and rituals like the tribe’s smoking ceremony, and learn about their day-to-day lives from your group’s guide.

Book one or more of the activities above to have your April holiday plans underway, or explore more things to do around Australia with Webjet. You can also book any flights, hotels and accommodation, and car or motorhome hire at the same time!

Hero image: Wineglass Bay, Tasmania. Credit: Tim Hart on Unsplash

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