VisitCanberra’s talented Instagram fans captured these vibrant autumnal scenes. Head to their favourite spots to take in the kaleidoscope of colours first-hand, or plan your own autumn colours tour using this interactive map showing some of Canberra’s best streets for striking autumnal displays. The colours are set to continue transforming throughout early May.

Instagrammer fran_t snapped a photo of red tress on a sea of fallen leaves.
Image credit: @fran_t

Instagrammer @fran_t says “I love autumn. The first colours that seem to blend with sunsets just make me smile.” Smile away Fran because winners are grinners, and this snap has won our April #VisitCanberra photography competition. Enjoy your prize – a GoBoat Canberra experience on Lake Burley Griffin.

Instagrammer carolelvin framed Canberra’s largest musical instrument, the National Carillon, with autumn plumage.
Image credit: Instagrammer @carolelvin

@carolelvin reckons “Lake Burley Griffin is truly ablaze now with pretty vistas in every direction.” This creative Instagrammer has framed Canberra’s largest musical instrument, the National Carillon, with autumn plumage. Walk, run, ride or rollerblade around Lake Burley Griffin to see the changing flora for yourself.

@_elizagrams_ captured a surreal scene during a hot air balloon flight with Balloon Aloft Canberra
Image credit: Instagrammer @_elizagrams_

The view from above is pretty damn magnificent. @_elizagrams_ captured this surreal scene during a hot air balloon flight with Balloon Aloft Canberra.

@boagshoags spotted this mob of nature-loving kangaroos at Weston Park, just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
Image credit: Instagrammer @boagshoags

Even the roos enjoy Canberra’s autumn displays. @boagshoags spotted this mob of nature lovers at Weston Park, just a 10-minute drive from the city centre.

The National Arboretum Canberra has 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world
Image credit: Instagrammer @st0li

@st0li simply captioned this image “a good Friday”, because you’re always a guaranteed a quality day out at the National Arboretum Canberra. With 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world this really is the best destination for watching the trees transform each autumn.

@dibb_ddib visited Tanbella Orchard and declares the apples are “fresh and crisp - definitely trumps store bought ones”.
Image credit: Instagrammer @dibb_ddib

Autumn also heralds apple picking season. @dibb_ddib visited Tanbella Orchard and declares the apples are “fresh and crisp - definitely trumps store bought ones”. Fruit picking will continue until May – come taste them for yourself.

A kaleidoscope of leaves and a rainbow umbrella
Image credit: Instagrammer @wanderlust73

Which is more colourful? The kaleidoscope of leaves or that rainbow umbrella? Thank goodness @wanderlust73 captured this moment so you can ponder the answer in your own time.

@geebs_eats indulged in this Jammy Cobbler with house-made jam, poached local stone fruit, almond crumb and whipped sumac ricotta.
Image credit: Instagrammer @geebs_eats

Autumn has been recreated on your plate with this must-eat dish from Two Before Ten in Aranda. @geebs_eats indulged in this Jammy Cobbler with house-made jam, poached local stone fruit, almond crumb and whipped sumac ricotta. Yum!

These autumnal colours are so stunning, it’s hard to believe they’re real. Come to Canberra and see them for yourself, as the trees continue to transform into russet reds during May.