A calm atmosphere settles over the homesteads, towns and countryside of Illawarra as Autumn fully sets in, spreading a gentle orange tinge to everything from the trees to the warm sun.
The ambient temperature drops just a smidge, cool breezes wind throughout the day and as the blazing orange sun ducks behind the horizon to the west, it suddenly becomes more appropriate to wear jumpers or long pants. The locals will still happily wear board shorts and thongs of course.
Autumn in Australia is always one of the best times, the days still get hot but there’s no longer that searing edge. The nights stretch out and the sunset comes sooner. The air is crisp and fresh. It occupies this fantastic place between the chill of Winter and the heat of Summer.
Autumn is the time to celebrate nature’s bounty and the year’s harvest.
In Illawarra this means the vine leaves will turn a warm orange-red and start dropping, leaving a spectacular sight for vineyard visitors, a sea of colour.
The dramatic coastline is is worn at by sheer edged waves but most days are still marked by sun and blue skies, it’s not quite too cold to go to the beach and soak up some rays.
No matter what you’re looking to do, Autumn will take the heat out and leave you cool and refreshed, it’s a wondrous time to be out and about in the Illawarra region.