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Top 5 Winter Activities in Canberra

Canberra does winter well, providing a plethora of options to keep you both warm and satisfied on cold days. Here are our top five picks.

  1. Get involved in truffle hunting and truffle eating at The Truffle Festival

Running all winter long at various venues around the city, this is an epic celebration of the world’s most coveted fungi. Join in a truffle hunt at one of Canberra’s farms, enjoy a truffle-focused degustation at one of 17 restaurants and take part in a cooking class to learn how to create gastronomic glory at home.


  1. Taste great wines and warm up by the fire at Pialligo Estate

If you visit on a Sunday you can also enjoy their famous Sunday Roast, cooked to perfection over the specially designed fire pit.


  1. Get your blood pumping with the bridge to bridge walk

It might be chilly outside but Lake Burley Griffin is spectacular in winter and there’s no better way to enjoy it than on the tried and tested 5km walking track between Commonwealth Bridge and Kings Avenue Bridge. Pop into The Deck at Regatta Point along the way if you need refueling.


  1. See how many faces you can recognize at The National Portrait Gallery

Filled with fascinating portraits of celebrities, politicians, sporting heroes and historical figures, a trip to the gallery is an excellent way to escape the chill on a cold winter’s day.


  1. Play in the snow at Corin Forest

You only have to head 45 minutes out of the city to find snow all winter long in Canberra. Ski, board, toboggan or have a good old fashioned snow ball fight.


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