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Millennials visit Honour Avenue in Macedon, VIC, to capture Instagram photos

The ultimate seasonal photo opportunity: Travellers are racing to a historic war memorial that comes alive with colour every autumn

  • Millennials are travelling to a historic memorial to capture colourful photographs
  • Honour Avenue in Macedon, VIC, was built in tribute to soldiers lost in WWI
  • The tree-lined walk comes alive in autumn when the leaves turn orange and red
  • It is flanked by 154 pin oaks that form a fairy-like arch over the path

Millennials are travelling to a historic war memorial to capture colourful photos for Instagram.

Honour Avenue in Macedon, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who lost their lives fighting in World War I.

But the tree-lined boulevard, 62 kilometres north of Melbourne, is now perhaps more famous for being one of the country’s most striking autumnal backdrops.

The walk comes alive in late April when the leaves of 154 pin oaks turn a vibrant shade of reddish orange which form a fairy-like arch over the path.

Millennials are travelling to a historic war memorial (pictured) to capture colourful photos for Instagram

Honour Avenue (pictured) in Macedon, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who lost their lives fighting in World War I, but it's now perhaps more famous for being one of the country's most striking autumnal backdrops

Honour Avenue (pictured) in Macedon, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who lost their lives fighting in World War I, but it’s now perhaps more famous for being one of the country’s most striking autumnal backdrops

Honour Avenue is part of Centennial Park in Macedon, 62km north of Melbourne, VIC

Honour Avenue is part of Centennial Park in Macedon, 62km north of Melbourne, VIC

Photos of the enchanting scene are strewn across social media, with visitors raving about the beauty of Victoria’s natural landscape. 

‘The only fall which brings happiness,’ one American traveller wrote on Instagram, referencing the season and the more than 60,000 Australian soldiers slain in the Great War.

Another said: ‘There are two times of the year for me. Autumn and waiting for autumn in Macedon.’

The walk (pictured) comes alive in late April when the leaves of 154 pin oaks turn a vibrant shade of reddish orange which form a fairy-like arch over the path

The walk (pictured) comes alive in late April when the leaves of 154 pin oaks turn a vibrant shade of reddish orange which form a fairy-like arch over the path

Photos of the enchanting scene (pictured) are strewn across social media

Visitors (one pictured) are raving about the beauty of Victoria's natural landscape

Photos of the enchanting scene are strewn across social media, with visitors raving about the beauty of Victoria’s natural landscape

And it’s not the only autumnal scene drawing record numbers of explorers this year while Australia’s international border remains firmly closed, with any reopening beyond New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble unlikely until October at the earliest.

Further north in New South Wales, Sydneysiders are flocking to an ‘enchanting’ laneway tinged with a yellow haze hidden in the Blue Mountains.

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, a tiny town of 311 about 166 kilometres west of Sydney CBD, the lane comes alive in autumn when the leaves of the trees turn gold. 

An 'enchanting' laneway (pictured) tinged with a yellow haze is hidden in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales

An ‘enchanting’ laneway (pictured) tinged with a yellow haze is hidden in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, the lane comes alive in autumn when the leaves of the trees turn gold

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, the lane comes alive in autumn when the leaves of the trees turn gold

Travel-starved millennials have been visiting the area to create content for their Instagram feeds as the pandemic continues to put a pause on trips overseas.

Photos and videos of the laneway have sparked delighted responses online.

‘Those colours are incredible,’ one woman wrote.

‘In disbelief at how gorgeous this is,’ said a second.

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