Here’s your guide to rediscovering the bustling heart of the nation, Canberra.
Conveniently nestled between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra provides a wealth of fine dining and unique experiences like none other, perfect for your weekend getaway.
Canberra is at the forefront of Australia’s luxe hotel revolution, ditching drab hotel chains and embracing unique and architecturally complex hotel experiences.
Read on for the cream of the crop when it comes to accommodation in our nation’s capital.
The award-winning hotel coins itself as a “collaboration between designers, artists, artisans and fantasists” in the heart of Canberra’s city centre. The Hotel is a pioneer in eco-architecture, draping its unique spaces in natural fibres and reclaimed oak, with mid-century furniture.
The gracious Hyatt Hotel, once home to a Parliamentary building, adds a classic touch to your stay. Located in the lush area of Yarralumla, the Hyatt is surrounded by manicured gardens and not far from Capital Hill. With modern Art Deco designs, the Hyatt Hotel offers a beautifully heritage inspired stay throughout.
Canberra is pulsing with unique fine dining experiences, offering plenty of ambiance and culinary mastery for the perfect weekend getaway.
OTIS DINING HALL
At the top of the list is the award-winning OTIS Dining Hall. This saloon inspired restaurant located in Kingston is renowned for its modern French bistro-style cuisine. OTIS serves a five course à la carte and tasting menu.
This Turkish treasure in Barton has taken inspiration from the majesty of Istanbul, to deliver award-winning modern Turkish dishes with traditional flavours. This Art Deco menu has maintained a longstanding patronage since 1992 with its must-try quality food.
To keep you busy throughout the day, the Bush capital offers plenty of picturesque experiences.
THE TRUFFLE FARM CANBERRA
Enjoy and adventure this truffle season from late May to early September in Canberra. Explore for fresh truffles with truffle hunting dogs through a forest dense with oak and hazelnut trees. Located in Majura, just a 15 minute drive from Canberra’s central, the experience runs close to four hours. Once the treasured truffles have been found, enjoy a cooking demonstration of the delicacy from the resident chefs, and discover an array of decadent truffle dishes with pairings of local wines.
By Elizabeth Bowles