Day 1: Saturday
Dawn Hot air ballooning
Rise early and take to the skies in a hot air balloon ride with multi-award winning Balloon Aloft. And seeing as the balloon ride concludes with a champagne celebration, there is no better way to toast the start of your day in Australia's capital city.
Breakfast Patissez Cafe
Just weeks after its opening in May this year, Patissez Bakery had lines snaking around the block. Check out why this cafe has everybody talking. And while you’re at it, make sure to grab yourself an Internet famous (and extremely Instagrammable) ‘Freak Shake’.
Take a walk through Australia’s recent political history and have a laugh while you’re at it. Gathering together numerous cartoonists' powerful and thought-provoking images, these are the top cartoons that capture moments of Australian political history with clever wit and irony.
Lunch Elk and Pea
Enjoy the relaxed setting and Central American-inspired food at the Elk and Pea. Offering Bloody Marys for those in need of a pick-me-up and milkshakes for the kids, this is one for all occasions.
Afternoon Lennox Gardens.
Explore Lennox Gardens and wander through Chinese and Japanese gardens along the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin. Both gardens feature traditional design, sculptures and plantings that flow serenely along the lake to transition into the leafy bays of Yarralumla. You'll gain stunning views across the lake to the National Museum of Australia and it's a short stroll to the historic Hyatt Hotel Canberra for an Afternoon Tea or venture on to the Parliamentary Triangle and numerous national attractions to explore.
Dinner Morks Thai Restaurant
This family owned and operated restaurant is bringing Thai food into the 21st century through original, passionate and delicious dishes. And with a string of accolades including a Chef’s Hat from the Australian Good Food Guide in 2014, Morks will show you Thai food like you’ve never tasted before.
Bar Mint Garden Bar
At night, the heritage garden setting transforms into a fairy-lit wonderland, reminiscent of a classic European terrace bar. Enjoy superbly crafted canapés, paired with cocktails, local wines and boutique beers.
Day 2: Sunday
Breakfast Via Dolce
Have a lazy Sunday morning brunch at Via Dolce, an Italian Pasticceria located in the heart of Canberra City. Try the Breakfast Bruschetta with smoked salmon, asparagus, baby spinach and garlic shallot aioli served on sourdough toast.
Morning Black Glass Wine Tour
With wineries right on Canberra’s doorstop, there is no better way to finish off the weekend than with a relaxed tour through four of the best wineries, stopping for lunch along the way. Head to the website for further information.