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Canberra - Itinerary Ideas

Immerse yourself in the lifestyle and passions of The Poacher's Way and discover exceptional artists, chefs, winemakers, galleries and rural retreats. Stay in historic boutique accommodation and explore the vineyards, cafes, farms, and galleries that are producing fine wines, works of art and innovative cuisine just outside Canberra.

Day 1: Morning - Canberra to Murrumbateman

Canberra to Murrumbateman

Explore the galleries, fine food outlets and vineyards on the outskirts of Canberra. You might like to start with breakfast at Silo Bakery.

Silo Bakery
Graham Hudson and Leanne Gray are fanatical about producing the finest bread and pastries in Canberra. Their exquisite breads are produced with a fermentation process that results in flavours that will have you coming back for more. Pastries, tarts and croissants are also made on premises, and Silo's walk-in cheese room holds an assortment of quality Australian farmhouse and imported European cheeses.

Beaver Galleries
Enjoy the sculpture garden, trawl the gallery shop for a special gift or sample the superb coffee or tempting delights of the delicious menu at the aptly named Palette Café.

For lunch, you may wish to try Podfood.

Set amongst the beautiful established gardens of Pialligo Plant Farm in a quaint 1930s cottage, this restaurant is all about fresh food. The menu changes regularly to reflect the best of the season.

Day1: Afternoon/Evening

Stop for a glass of wine and tasting plate at Mount Majura Vineyard.

Mount Majura Vineyard
Only ten minutes from Canberra city, this picturesque undulating vineyard offers a pleasant ambience, regularly featuring exhibitions by local artists and artisans.

As you drive past the outskirts of Canberra you will find the historic Hall village and district. Many of the locals have chosen to leave the hustle and bustle of the city to embrace a life on the land.

Poachers Pantry
Home to the award-winning Smokehouse Café and Wily Trout Vineyard, a visit to Poachers Pantry is a rich experience. Their unique range of high quality smoked meats and products earn a place on the first and business class menus of Qantas and exclusive restaurants such as Tetsuya's, Sydney, voted one of the top three restaurants in the world.

Continue on to Murrumbateman for the night.

Murrumbateman is a vibrant rural village 30 minutes from Canberra. The village is made up of a diverse and active community and is home to a large number of small business owners. Historically based on wool and beef cattle it has recently emerged as a centre for wineries, regional cafes and restaurants and award winning bed and breakfasts.

Stay overnight at Country Guesthouse Schonegg.

Country Guesthouse Schonegg
This Murrumbateman masterpiece is a purpose built bed and breakfast with a five-star restaurant, coupled with hip modern contemporary accommodation.

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