There’s no better time to visit Australia than in September! The sun is out in full glory and the breeze is soft, hitting your face like fresh dew on a summer evening. Australia in September is indeed the best time to enjoy the beaches,
the warm weather, pleasant evenings and ample sunshine to brighten your days this month for a blissful vacation in Australia.
Australia with a surreal landscape has wide scope of things to do and exciting places to visit from beaches to national parks. This country is full of exciting places that make for an epic journey to the land Down Under. These serene mountains make for epic road trips where you can enjoy the warm breeze in your hair.
Texas is so big and diverse that it’s practically its own country. It was, in fact, a nation of its own from 1836 to 1845. The Texas landscape ranges from desert badlands and swimmable coastlines to lush mountains and sprawling prairies. Its communities go from the heights of urban sophistication (and size!) on down to the tiniest, most charming out-of-the-way towns.
There is surely no shortage of Country culture here: rodeos, line-dancing and ample opportunities for an adventure by horse or mule. And then there’s the barbecue. It’s hard to find a better place on this planet for a plate of ribs or brisket (served with a heaping helping of Texas home-style side dishes). The legendary Franklin Barbecue in Austin can boast all-day waits—and it is worth it.
History buffs can travel far and wide across the Lone Star State to learn about its rich cultural legacy. San Antonio is home to the Alamo, a centuries-old Spanish mission and the site of a long, bloody battle in the early 1800s. Frontier Texas!, a bold museum in Abilene, introduces visitors to the “Wild, Wild West” using life-sized holograms. Of course, Texas is also host to its share of arts and cultural sophistication, from the glossy urban landscapes in Dallas and Houston to the freewheeling funk of Austin. The latter city is something of an island in the Texas Hill Country—a wild, liberal city where you can expect the unexpected.
In addition to cowboys and sprawling cities, Texas is home to some quirky attractions and spots. From Cadillac Ranch, which boasts a sculpture made of ten Cadillacs as a monument to the “Golden Age” of the American automobile to the Lajitas Ghost Town, which has a beer-drinking goat for mayor. In Paris, Texas, you’ll even find an Eiffel tower topped with a cowboy hat.
- San Antonio
- Big Bend National Park
- Fort Worth
- El Paso
Walhalla is a picturesque village, located north of Moe and Traralgo. Nestled in a steep sided valley at the southern edge of the Victorian Alps, the town is surrounded by a national park, lush forests and fern gullies.
During the gold rush of the 1860s, Walhalla was one of Australia’s richest towns and a mecca for thousands of gold seekers. While the town is now home to only a handful of permanent residents, tourism has taken over and Walhalla receives around 100,000 visitors each year. Those taking the scenic drive to Walhalla can step back in time to visit this beautifully preserved village full of heritage buildings including old hotels, shops, school and churches.
The town centre features a pub, cafes, corner store, gift store and museum. There are plenty of options for accommodation, ranging from B&Bs and hotels, to basic rooms.
Walhalla is storybook magical in autumn, thanks to the colourful deciduous trees that line the town’s streets and the random scatterings of wildflowers.
Visitors can experience the town’s gold mining heritage with a tour of the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine accessing Cohens Reef – a three kilometre vein of gold running through the town.
The Walhalla Goldfields Railway runs from Walhalla through Stringers Creek Gorge to Thomson Station, operating three days per week. Walhalla also has an eerier side, which can be experienced on a ghost tour to the old cemetery on the hill.
Located on the edge of forested national park, Walhalla is also a popular base for camping, fishing, bushwalking and four wheel driving. The snow fields of Mount Baw Baw and Mount St Gwinear are both within a comfortable drive of Walhalla.
- Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine (Tours Daily)
- Walhalla Goldfields Railway
- Old Walhalla Post Office Museum
- Thomson railway station
- Barnes Lookout
- Baw Baw National Park
- NBW hut
- Mt Baw Baw Summit
Mollymook, New South Wales
Mollymook NSW is just to the north of Ulladulla on the South Coast. A pretty beach with good swimming and surfing, you can experience plenty of sunny days in winter and cooler weather than Sydney in summer. An idyllic place for a short or longer holiday with great fishing, nature walks, canoeing, boating and golf.
The ocean water temperature varies little throughout the year, making Mollymook and the Shoalhaven enjoyable any time of the year. Milton, a historical township, has a number of homes dating back to the when the area was first settled. It is also home to the annual Scarecrow Festival, held every September on the long weekend.
Golf, tennis and a whole range of watersports are available throughout the Shoalhaven. Mollymook itself, Milton and nearby Ulladulla provide the rest – some great little restaurants to explore, clubs and pubs for a few drinks and entertainment. All the neccesities for a great beach holiday.
South Coast NSW
The South Coast covers some 400kms of coastline (250 miles), divided into the Shoalhaven, Sapphire and Eurobodalla Coast tourism regions. Between Sydney and the South Coast is the Illawarra region.
- Funland Ulladulla
- Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk
- Collers Beach
- Narrawallee Beach
- Mollymook Beach
- Mitchell Parade
- Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve
- Ulladulla Harbour
- Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club