Spring is here. The birds are chirping, the trees are coming into leaf, the weather warming.
Spring is a time where we can put the cold winter days behind us. A time of renewal, to begin afresh. A time to release yourself from the home that’s kept you warm through winter.
Make Spring a time to embrace the outdoors and indulge the senses with some welcome activities and exciting adventures.
We’ve searched high and low and drawn up a list of 7 of the most popular activities that will colour your Spring, help shed the Winter coat and immerse you in fun, fun, fun.
Drive a Supercar
For those that love refinement, sheer power and a little of the Cab Sav afterwards, driving a European Supercar on the open roads has got to be right up there on the hit list.
Whether it’s a Ferrari, a Lamborghini or Porsche, it doesn’t matter. Jump in the driver’s seat, hit the open road and prepare for an exciting start to a day out with friends.
Best of all, the regions where you drive in your favourite supercar also offer some of Australia’s best wineries, gourmet food and beautiful views. From the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley to the Grand Pacific Drive, your car awaits.
Hit the Waves in a Jet Boat
Before the repressive Summer heat arrives, explore the coast in an open-air jet boat and take in the magnificent views of Sydney Harbour or along the broadwater at Main Beach on the Gold Coast.
Book in for a Horse Ride
Prepare to saddle up and discover the beauty of horse riding along the beach at Warrnambool or through the unspoilt green valleys at Peats Ridge. You can even enjoy a wine tour on horseback at Main Ridge on the Mornington Peninsula. Now there’s a thought.
Go Dolphin Watching
Get up close and personal with adorable Dolphins and Australian Fur Seals. It’s as magical as it sounds for these much-loved creatures are intelligent and very playful.
You can expect to see dolphins up close as they play around the boat, jumping in and out of the water. Better still you can jump in with a snorkel and swim with the dolphins.
Learn to Cook the Perfect BBQ
When was the last time you cooked up a storm?
Move beyond the blackened ribs, basic green salads and tough to eat chicken. Take an outdoor BBQ cooking class and prepare to impress your friends and family at the next big event. They’ll love you for it and you’ll have fun learning.
The BBQ cooking classes are hands on with demonstrations from trained chefs throughout. You get to enjoy the food and learn how to match the right wine to each dish.
Treat Yourself and a Loved One to a Hot Air Balloon Ride
Rise up high in a beautiful balloon.
At 5 or 6am in the morning, it’s an early start to the day, so put that winter coat on and brace for a big adventure.
Crisp Spring air and a colourful, changing landscape await. As you travel with the wind, only the occasional burst of the burners interrupts the song of the birds down below. That’s what makes Hot Air Ballooning so unique in flight – it’s so quiet. A sublime feeling.
Oh… and there’s often a drop of bubbles to enjoy afterwards.
Fly in a Vintage Tiger Moth
If hot air ballooning is just too slow but you like the thought of the open air, then a flight in a Tiger Moth
might just be your thing.
Step back to the 1930s, zip up your leather flight jacket and it’s chocks away chaps. A spin of the propeller and you quickly find yourself flying over the scenic and ever-changing landscape below.
Tiger Moth flights are full of nostalgia. Whether it’s the smell of the fuel, the chug of the single blade rotor or the waft of old leather, it’s so reminiscent of the good old days of biplanes.