Australia in Autumn

Tree” by dan from freedigitalphotos.net

Gadget-lovers recently flocked to Germany for CeBIT, one of the greatest technology shows in the world. The influence of the smartphone was everywhere with one invention looking particularly useful in the recent weather – a pair of gloves which can be used to make calls on your smartphone without having to risk your fingers freezing.

Meanwhile in Australia, summer is moving into autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Autumn foliage in Australia can be as spectacular as anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. As autumn is a time of harvesting, both in the fields and in Australia’s many famous vineyards, it’s also a time of food and wine festivals.

Those with more of a taste for adventure can see Australia from a whole new perspective by heading to the Canberra Balloon Fiesta. Over 9 days, the skies over Australia’s capital city are coloured with hot-air balloons. Rides take passengers up into the early-morning sunlight and over parks, lakes and bushland.

Motorsports enthusiasts, meanwhile, will be counting down the days to the Melbourne Grand Prix.

There are many reasons for visiting Australia in Autumn and whatever your reason for going, using a German NAATI translator to help with the formalities will help get your visit off to a good start.