From Gisborne drive towards New Gisborne, then on to the little village of Riddells Creek.
On the way, drop into the beautiful, well-stocked Riddells Creek Nursery for some colourful autumn plants.
Once you arrive at the heart of Riddells Creek, you’ll discover a heritage-listed rail bridge as the backdrop to the picturesque Walter J Smith Reserve.
Pick up a pie from Riddells Creek Bakery and relax under the autumn leaves, before taking a little drive to Dromkeen Homestead.
Dromkeen is a graceful National Trust-classified 19th-century homestead set in beautiful, established gardens.
Enjoy a wander through their gorgeous autumn garden and treat yourself to Devonshire Tea or lunch at their cafe.
It also houses the Australian Children’s Literature Collection, where you can see the most complete collection of original artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material from Australian children’s books.
Hot tip – time your visit with the Riddells Creek Autumn Farmers Market on Saturday 15 April for a taste of the country.