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Immerse yourself in art

Explore the world of French Post Impressionist Paul Gauguin at the first major exhibtion of his work in Australia. Showing exclusively at the National Gallery of Australia from 27 June until 7 October 2024. Gauguin’s World: Tōna Iho, Tōna Ao features some of his most recognised masterpieces, many of which were created in the Pacific region, the exhibition explores Gauguin’s life, work, artistic influences, and historical impact.

Taste treasured truffles

Enjoy a paddock to plate experience or join a truffle hunt as you sample the delights of the Canberra region’s truffle growers from mid-June through to August. Get involved with Canberra’s Truffle Season festivities including the much-awaited Truffle Festival returning this year. The prized Black Perigord truffle is on the menu at restaurants, cafes and wineries across the capital thanks to the region’s cool climate growing conditions.

Snowplay at Corin Forest

You don’t have to travel to the ski fields to hit the slopes. Just 45 minutes from the city centre, Corin Forest has easy beginners’ slopes designed to show kids the snow ropes from tobogganing to the basics of snowboarding. Build snowmen or start an epic snowball fight before feasting on woodfired pizza and hot chocolate at the indoor cosy café.

Taste food flavoured by fire

Curl up by the fireplace and feast on seasonal produce at some of Canberra’s favourite restaurants. In the heart of the city, enjoy Celebrity Chef Matt Moran’s two adjacent restaurants, Compa and &Sando. For a leisurely lunch with a view, head to Nick O’Leary’s restaurant and cellar door, Heywood, with vast views of the Brindabella Ranges outside and a roaring log fire inside; you simply can’t go wrong. Or enter into a refined, entirely vegetarian experience at Monster Kitchen and Bar at Ovolo Nishi. Here, you’ll discover a menu of innovative snacks and share plates that celebrate the versatility of plant-based cuisine, all served in an eclectic and artful atmosphere.

Sip craft brews and local gins

Taste award-winning craft beers at brewpub BentSpoke Brewing Co. in the heart of bustling Braddon. Gin lovers flock to The Canberra Distillery famed for its collaborations and unique flavours. For those who fancy both, head to the Dairy Road precinct where you’ll find Capital Brewing Co. and Big River Distilling.

Join Dave’s Tours to taste all the capital’s best drinks or head on a foodie tour with Eat Canberra Food Tours to explore the city’s culinary delights – make sure you come with a big appetite!