Journey through the southeast Australian region know as Capital Country and experience why Canberra was chosen as the site for a fledgling nation’s capital city in 1908.
Historic towns, 20,000 years of Indigenous habitation, alpine national parks, fertile cool-climate land and outstanding produce make it an ideal place for a getaway.
Base yourself in Canberra to explore the Capital Country region, offering world-class arts and crafts, historic villages, stunning nature and gourmet delights, all within an hour and a half’s drive from Canberra.
Journey along the Poacher’s Way, developed by a group of people bound by a common inspiration derived from their land and lifestyle. Rejuvenate in charming bed and breakfast accommodation, indulge in replenishing spa treatments, savour gourmet food, wine and collect the works of exceptional artisans.
Visit the birthplace of the world’s greatest cricket batsman, Sir Donald Bradman, at the Bradman Museum in Bowral and contemplate magnificent rainforests and waterfalls in Moreton National Park or Kangaroo Valley near Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands.
Drive through wine country to the historic towns of Braidwood and Bungendore to visit beautiful churches, old time pubs, galleries and antique stores then admire the stunning woodwork at the award-winning Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. This is a popular way to travel to the Sapphire and South Coasts of NSW.
Take a drive through historic towns around the Yass Valley a region which played a major role in the development of Australian agriculture since the 1800s. Explore more about small hamlets and towns like Bowning, Binalong, Bookham, Wee Jasper for annual festivals, local produce and more.
Follow our trails and maps to take you through drive holidays in the Canberra region. These maps highlight gourmet trails, wineries, national parks, Aboriginal history, coastal scenery and quaint historic towns.
This friendly gallery is jam packed with fine paintings by Canberra’s regional artists.
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery exhibits and promotes Australian wood art, sculpture, giftware and contemporary furniture by the country's foremost designer and makers in wood.
Relax and enjoy a bit of rural atmosphere at the Murrumbateman Village Market on the second and fourth Saturday each month.
We're all in search of some inspiration; The Poacher's Way is where it lives. The Poacher's Way is a platform for more than 24 local businesses. They've changed career directions, locations and life to follow their dreams and create...
Come and enjoy the delicious tastes of robyn rowe chocolates. Learn how these are hand made from Belgian couverture in a beautiful rural setting only thirty minutes from Canberra.
Old Saint Lukes Studio is situated in an historic stone building constructed in 1848 as a church and school. The gallery is home to the wood-fired ceramics of Ian Jones and Moraig McKenna.