A study conducted by Stanford University found that walking in nature has a positive effect on mental well-being.
So from National Parks to lunchtimes at the local hangout, Australia's great outdoors has something for everyone. We at Love Home Swap have put together a list of the best parks in Australia to help you put a spring in your step.
Royal National Park, New South Wales
Where better to whale watch that in a National Park where you can camp and experience a variety of different walks from forests to coast lines? Not to mention that the Royal National Park was actually the first National Park in Australia and only second to Yellowstone Park in the USA. If you're looking for a once in a lifetime experience, this is your place.
Flinders Ranges National Park, Melbourne
Flinders Ranges National Park boasts everything from mountain ranged to gorges along with ruins from early settlements and Aboriginal art. And what better time to visit than spring when the abundance of wildlife start to come to life ready for the summer?
Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales
This is certainly an all day trip much better suited to spring. The plants are starting to blossom and the heat is still cool enough to trek through the park. With endangered species and plants not found anywhere else in the world Kosciuszko is the place you need to visit if you're looking for something a little different.
Purnululu National Park, Western Australia
Purnululu National Park is home to the the Bungle Bungle Range which has been shaped by 20 million years of uplift and erosion. This isn't for the faint hearted as it offers a remote wilderness experience most other parks in Australia don't have. Despite the hard work, the views are totally worth it. If you like adventure you will love this.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta, National Park, Northern Territory
Every year thousands of people from all over the world flock to The World Heritage site which is famed for its geological wonder. It's natural beauty makes it the perfect place to spend day out in Spring.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Kakadu National Park is home to one third of Australia's birds, so if you're into nature it's a must see. Is there a better time to bird watch than in spring? If flying animals aren't really your thing then Kakadu's rich wildlife scene also means that fishing is high on the agenda, they even run competitions aimed at tourists.
Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne
If National Parks are a little overwhelming for you, Flagstaff Gardens are the perfect place to unwind as the weather get warmer. It's a hotspot for nearby workers on their lunch making it one of the most visited parks in Melbourne. Why not grab a bite to eat and enjoy the warmer weather in Flagstaff Gardens.
Port Campbell National Park, Victoria
With numerous famous tourist attractions including the Great Ocean Road and wave sculptured rocks, there is plenty to do in Port Campbell National Park. If the coast is your thing then there aren't many better places to visit in the world.
Daintree National Park, Queensland
Daintree is home to some of Australia's most interesting wildlife, including tree kangaroos and cassowaries. As well as this many endangered plants can be found within the park. If spring stands for renewal for you then the serenity of this place will help you to be at peace with yourself.
Bay of Fires Conservation Park, Tasmania
The Bay of Fires Conservation Park got its name in 1773 when Captain Tobias Furneaux noticed numerous fires breaking out across the coast. Today it boasts activities such as camping, swimming, and fishing but why not just take a moment to enjoy a nice stroll along the rocks?
Great Sandy National Park, Queensland
Offering the world's largest sand island isn't good enough for Great Sandy National Park, this is also the only place in the world where tall rainforests grow on sand. With spring being the best time to visit, what more excuse do you need to go?