Winter Weekends in Canberra

Posted 5 Jun 2017

Story by Visit Canberra

Experience the romance of Canberra this winter with an indulgent short break.

As the temperatures dip, take some time out in the capital to experience one good thing after another. From warming eats to cultural pursuits and winter wonderland adventures, it’s all waiting for you in Canberra.

Warm up with some Canberra region wine, experience the bush capital on horseback or during a truffle hunt, and spoil yourself with relaxing spa treatments… it’s all waiting for you.

Truffle Season Comes to Canberra

Canberra and its’ surrounds comes alive with truffle events across the region throughout winter. From The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region through to events run out of Canberra’s only trufferie The Truffle Farm Canberra, there’s little doubt that Canberra is the capital for this prized ingredient.

Now in its ninth consecutive year, The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region is the first and largest festival of its kind in Australia. Each year from June to August, more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region, highlighting the French Black Winter Truffles. Events range from the hands-on, with truffle hunts and forages, to the indulgent, with degustation and wine dinners at venues across the city.

The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region runs from 1 June to 31 August.  Check The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region website for full details.


Handful of truffles from The Truffle Farm

Rug up for a wintery experience in the oak forest on Canberra’s only trufferie, The Truffle Farm. Choose from truffle hunts, breakfast hunts with three indulgent truffle courses and sparkling wine or  lunch hunts, featuring a world class, six-course degustation with matching local wines courtesy of Michelin Star Chef Damian Brabender.

Truffle hunts at The Truffle Farm Canberra run from 2 June through to 27 August.  Check The Truffle Farm website for full details.

Other winter events include;

Winter Glass Market
17 June
Canberra Glassworks

2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize
Until 18 June
National Portrait Gallery

Canberra Writers Festival
25 – 27 August
Various venues

Majura Valley Experience
3 Jun – 27 August
Various locations

Burnelee Excursions: Scenic horse rides and lunch
19 – 20 August
Burnlee Excursions, Murrumbateman

Hale Gym+Spa
Open daily

Ready to warm up in the capital?  Click here to view all events.

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