Millennials visit Honor Avenue in Macedonia, VIC, to take Instagram photos

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The ultimate photo opportunity before the season: travelers race to a historic war memorial that comes alive with color every fall

  • Millennials travel to a historic landmark to take colorful photos
  • Honor Avenue in Macedonia, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers lost in WWI
  • The tree-lined walk comes to life in the fall when the leaves turn orange and red
  • It is flanked by 154 swamp oaks that form a fairytale arc across the path

Millennials travel to a historic war memorial to take colorful photos for Instagram.

Honor Avenue in Macedonia, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who died during the First World War.

But the tree-lined boulevard, 38 miles north of Melbourne, is now perhaps more famous as one of the country’s most striking autumnal backdrops.

The walk comes to life in late April when the leaves of 154 swamp oaks take on a vibrant reddish orange hue that forms a fairytale arc across the path.

Millennials travel to a historic war memorial (pictured) to take colorful photos for Instagram

Honor Avenue (pictured) in Macedonia, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who perished during World War I, but it is now perhaps more known as one of the country's most striking autumnal backdrops

Honor Avenue (pictured) in Macedonia, VIC, was built as a tribute to soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who perished during World War I, but it is now perhaps more known as one of the country’s most striking autumnal backdrops

Honor Avenue is part of Centennial Park in Macedonia, 62 km north of Melbourne, VIC

Honor Avenue is part of Centennial Park in Macedonia, 62 km north of Melbourne, VIC

Photos of the mesmerizing scene have been spread across social media, with visitors raving about the beauty of Victoria’s natural landscape.

“The only autumn that brings happiness,” an American traveler wrote on Instagram, referring to the season and the more than 60,000 Australian soldiers killed during World War I.

Another said: ‘For me there are two times of the year. Fall and wait for autumn in Macedonia. ‘

The walk (pictured) comes to life in late April when the leaves of 154 swamp oaks take on a vibrant shade of reddish orange that forms a fairytale arc across the trail

The walk (pictured) comes to life in late April when the leaves of 154 swamp oaks take on a vibrant shade of reddish orange that forms a fairytale arc across the trail

Photos of the enchanting scene (photo) have been spread across social media

Visitors (a photo) rave about the beauty of Victoria's natural landscape

Photos of the mesmerizing scene have been spread across social media, with visitors raving about the beauty of Victoria’s natural landscape

And it’s not the only fall scene to attract a record number of explorers this year, while Australia’s international border remains tightly closed, reopening outside New Zealand’s trans-Tasman bubble at the earliest in October at the earliest.

Further north, in New South Wales, Sydneysiders flow to an ‘enchanting’ yellow-haze avenue hidden in the Blue Mountains.

Tucked away on a side street in Meadow Flat, a small town 311 about 166 kilometers west of Sydney CBD, the track comes to life in the fall when the leaves of the trees turn golden.

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

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

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, the track comes alive in the fall when the leaves of the trees turn golden

Tucked down a side street in Meadow Flat, the track comes alive in the fall when the leaves of the trees turn golden

Travel-starved millennials have frequented the area to create content for their Instagram feeds, as the pandemic continues to pause on overseas travel.

Photos and videos of the avenue have generated delightful responses online.

“Those colors are incredible,” wrote one woman.

“I can’t believe how beautiful this is,” said a second.

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