Canberra Weekend

by Catherine on July 23, 2012

in Best of Sydney

Canberra Weekend

Driving home from a recent Canberra weekend I looked over at a very relaxed Mr. Spring and realised we’d just had our first night away since moving to Sydney at the beginning of the year. We do lots of day trips, but this was a bit different. I loved hitting the road without a thought to the usual weekend chores and no plans other than catching up with a good friend and treating ourselves to time spent together.

So here’s my recipe for the perfect Canberra weekend: Take time driving through the rolling wintery countryside, stop in at pretty towns like Berrima and the mysterious Lake George lookout ◊ Make the most of every meal somewhere amazing* ◊ Wander through a small gallery ◊ Stroll from bridge to bridge around Lake Burley Griffin ◊ Enjoy one perfect night’s sleep in a room with an enormous bathtub, central heating, sweeping lake and mountain views, and crucially, someone else to do all the tidying up!

lake george lookout

Canberra highway

* The Canberra weekend turned into a bit of a food fest thanks to a series of great restaurant recommendations from a local friend. I can heartily recommend breakfast at The Old Magpie Cafe, Berrima, lunch at Silo Bakery, Canberra, dinner at The Urban Pantry, Canberra and shopping for gourmet ingredients at The Old Bus Depot Sunday Markets, Canberra.

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Oh! Your post has made me home sick! I do so miss the quiet loveliness of Canberra and your pics are beautiful.

Silo was one of my old faves and the bus depot markets are always great for yummy tastings. :)

Did you get a chance to visit the portrait or national gallery while you were there? They’re both wonderful.



Hi Teresa… quiet loveliness… that’s a perfect description for Canberra! I didn’t get a chance to visit the portrait or national gallery on this visit because it was so short, but I did go the first (and only other time) I was in the capital. They are wonderful, and I will certainly return again the next chance I get!

I’m glad my restaurant selections meet with the approval of a local whose taste I trust!

x Catherine


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