One good thing after another is waiting to be discovered in Canberra this winter. Experience the romance of Canberra with an indulgent weekend Wintervention.
From warming eats to cultural pursuits and winter wonderland adventures.
Warm up with Canberra region wine or a cosy decadent meal by the fire, spend a weekend with Monet, hunting for truffles or spoil yourself with relaxing spa treatments... it’s all waiting for you.
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Truffles, truffles and more truffles. Throughout winter you’ll see truffle appearing on menus at restaurants and cafés across the city.
Now in its tenth 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.
For the Culture Vultures
You can always expect a diverse line up of exhibitions showing in Canberra. Winter’s hot ticket is the National Gallery of Australia’s Monet: Impression Sunrise which sees the 1872 artwork Impression, Sunrise, leave Paris for the first time ever.
Afterwards, head into the Yayaoi Kusama Infinity Room for an artsy Instagram shot of her pumpkin installation.
Love Australian movies? Head to the National Film and Sound Archive to see The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition (ends 18 August) featuring exquisite costumes from this film.
Nearby at the National Museum of Australia, a significant Chinese calligraphy exhibition is showing until 28 July: Calligraphy and paperwork from the National Museum of China. After a day of exploring our museums and galleries, check out our theatre and music guide to see what’s on.
Get Back to Nature
Don’t escape winter, embrace it! The trees are doing just that in July as they are wrapped in colourful knitted scarves as part of the Warm Trees event at the National Arboretum Canberra. It’s a great time to explore the northern part of the Australian Alps, with Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve perfect for bushwalking — it will take you about 45 minutes to drive from the city centre.
At Tidbinbilla you can hire an e-bike from Canberra Urban Adventures to ride through Tidbinbilla on their Ride with the Roos tour. Or join a ranger guided tour of the reserve.
Nearby Tidbinbilla is Corin Forest which offers a snow play experience (weather permitting) but also a guaranteed ski slope and ski experience thanks to its new snow machine called Yeti. Corin is perfect for a child’s first-time ski or toboggan experience.