Although summer is about to end, it's safe to say we're all still gearing to head outdoors for some quality time in the sun. Instead of sticking to your favourite hike or local park in the cooler days ahead, why not venture a little further afield into the countryside?
Spanning ocean and desert, Australia boasts an abundance of local food, live music and breath-taking nature to take in. From potato festivals to celebrations of oysters and long-running blues fests, there are festivals and events for every taste. And it's all happening in autumn, the season that isn't as hot or busy as summer. Do you need any more convincing?
Image: Narooma Oyster Festival
The Best Out-of-Town Events Worthy of a Road Trip This Autumn
Get out of the city and visit festivals dedicated to potatoes, oysters and blues music.