Like many Europeans who think of Australia I assumed there’s not really a change of season in this country. Always warm and always the same stage of vegetation. Of course, it was completely naive of me to think that and I've been taught otherwise over the last few weeks. Anyway, seasons are not as extreme as they are in Germany but I’m still quite surprised how close they come to what I’m used to from home, especially during autumn.
Don't get me wrong, I still wear shorts some days. I am also talking about New South Wales here. I’m sure it's different in other parts of Australia, especially in the north. However, season-wise May would be the equivalent of November in Germany and you would never see someone wearing shorts in November. So I still got lucky even though the nights do start to get quite chilly and leaf trees have changed colours quite some time ago.
Sydney seems to be a bit delayed when it comes to season changes but on every trip to the country in the last few weeks I was very surprised to see all those autumn colours. I’ve seen shapes of red on trees in the Southern Highlands that I think I’ve never seen anywhere else before. Wine regions in the Adelaide Hills appear in such bright yellow and orange, making yourself believe you're in the middle of France.
Here are just a few snapshots from my trips to the country to give you an idea and a proof, that Australia is truly full of season vibes.