Where to find autumn colour in Victoria
From Bright to Burnham Beeches, RACV members rate Victoria’s best leaf-spotting.
Autumn’s gold, red and purple are welcome bolts of colour in our evergreen-dominated landscape. With Victoria’s deciduous leaves on the turn, we asked our Facebook community for their favourite leaf-spotting destinations - and photos. Join the conversation at facebook.com/racv.
Bernadette Bird: Daylesford for sure!
Helen Nicolaou: Mount Beauty, as beautiful as Bright.
Annette Tagell: Omeo is glorious in the autumn sunshine, wonderful.
Cynthia Peterson: I passed through Tatura last week and saw some lovely autumn colours.
Heather Fort: Bright and Dargo.
Sas Kat: My ornamental pear in my front yard.
Pamela Butcher: Harrietville!
Ha Hoang: Dandenong.
Glenn Roach: Porepunkah!!
Judy Anderson: Halls Gap is my favourite visit for autumn colour.
Cynthia Reyes-Escalante: Bright is my favourite place for the colours of autumn. Macedon Ranges and Dandenong are nice places to visit too.
Murray Ellwood: North-east Victoria where poplar trees grow for river stabilisation under a program coordinated by my Dad in the 1970s.
Champ Mendis: Generally University of Melbourne looks nice too.
Leonie Sambell: Last year in Halls Gap (pictured).
Verna Beaver: Springvale Botanical Necropolis Cemetery.
Andrew Gajowy: RACV should build a resort in Bright.
Kunchaya Sawoeisukkun: Mount Macedon.
Netti Fitzy: My favourite place since I was 10 years old is Hanging Rock. I’ve gone up every year since and some years it’s been five times.
Rhonda Gwyther: Royal Parade Parkville. Fitzroy Gardens. Dandenongs. Mount Macedon.
Alison Oliver: Heathcote, Valley of Liquidambars.
Suzanne Farr: George Tindale Memorial Gardens, Sherbrooke.
Coral Raby: Bright, Beechworth, Mount Macedon.
Noela Rush: My place at Flowerdale!
Susie Dwyer: Yackandandah.
Leonie Little: Walhalla.
Anne Hammond: Garden of St Erth.
Sandra Williams: Bright!
Wozzie Rose Mercer: Mont Albert Road.
Bill Powney: Too many ... Bright , Beechworth , Dandenongs , just a few!
Irene Dunstan: Can’t beat Jamieson, the best.
Yvonne Baird: Woodend.
Leeaine Alves: Silvan Dam.
Julie Anderson: St Kilda Road Melbourne, a superb blanket of colour in autumn from junction to city.
Nicola Beyfus: Taradale last week (pictured). Colour has not popped yet.
Peter Wickman: Macedon, Avenue Of Honour.
Pamela Turner: Bright is beautiful in autumn. Also the drives in the area are spectacular - beautiful country.
Jan Hammond: The crater at Mount Franklin.
Kerry Pooler-Payton: Bright autumnal colours, or Mount Dandenong autumn colours of trees
Judy Wenzel: The view outside my room in Wangaratta Private Hospital is pretty good. Every day it is changing.
Sally-Ann Young: Sounds like Bright is the place to go!! Here's my little bit of autumn here in Lockwood South, near Bendigo.
Carolyn Karsai: Cookatoo in the Dandenong Ranges.
Glen Saigon: Flagstaff Gardens, or Carlton gardens at dusk.
Michael Moore: Fitzroy Gardens are splendid during the autumn months.
Christine Ward: Alexandra does a pretty good job.
Robert Murray: Burnham Beeches in the Dandenongs.
Inspired? Pop these seasonally themed happenings in your diary...
Bright Autumn Festival: Open gardens, gala weekend, markets, exhibitions, cemetery tours, walks and much more. 27 April to 6 May. brightautumnfestival.org.au
Mount Beauty Music Festival: Australian music, local groups, food and drink. Mount Beauty Community Centre, Kiewa Crescent. 21 April. firstname.lastname@example.org, 0407 797 228.
Wandiligong Nut Festival: Gourmet food, fresh chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, apples, cider and more. Pioneer Park, Wandiligong. 28 April. brightvic.com/wandinutfestival
Jamieson Autumn Festival: Gold nugget throwing competition, hay bale race, cow poo lotto, gold panning, live music, artisan demos, food and drinks an more. Perkins Street, Jamieson. 28 April. jamieson.org.au
Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale: Royal Botanic Gardens. Enter the Gardens through Gate E on Birdwood Ave. 28 to 29 April. email@example.com
High Country Harvest: Beechworth to Rutherglen, Bright to Mansfield, more than 50 events in village cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms. 4 to 20 May. highcountryharvest.com.au
The Great Trentham Spudfest: The 11th annual Spudfest recognises Trentham’s potato-growing heritage and features activities for all ages, including a petting farm, music and entertainment. 5 May. trenthamspudfest.org.au
Kalorama Chestnut Festival: Aside from an abundance of chestnuts, the festival will include a silent disco, gourmet food, artisan beer and mulled wine. Kalorama Reserve. 6 May. chestnutfestival.org.au
Autumn Festival of Orchids: Shepparton Harness Racing Club, Melbourne Road, Kialla. 26 to 27 May. Entry $5. 0417 923 874, firstname.lastname@example.org