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 2: Morning - Murrumbateman to Yass
You might like to start the day with a refreshing horseback ride with Burnelee Excursions or a hot rock massage at Geranium House day spa.
Geranium House is a purpose-built day spa located on 135 acres of secluded bushland. The popular hot stone treatments and private steam room will have your skin glowing.
Burnelee Excursions on Horseback
Set amongst 1000 acres of lush natural bushland these trail rides amble across a breathtaking fully operational grazing property where riders can experience the thrill of a sheep muster. You do need to book to make sure there's a horse waiting for you.
In the afternoon continue to explore the boutique wineries that make up the Poacher’s Way trail.
Jeir Creek Wines
Jeir Creek Wines is the largest in the Canberra district. The cavernous barrel room holds over 400 French oak barrels alone.
Clonakilla's wines are handcrafted in limited quantities so connoisseurs unearth them like rare jewels. The flagship Shiraz Viognier is ranked as outstanding in the prestigious Langton's Classification of Australian Wine and one of only seven Shiraz wines to receive a perfect rating in Jeremy Oliver's Australian Wine Annual.
Shaw Vineyard Estate
Shaw Vineyard Estate is a family owned and operated business. Since opening in 2005 it has won over 300 prestige wine awards. Each of the Shaw wines compliments and accentuates the vibrant dishes created in the adjoining restaurant, Flint in the Vines.
Flint in the Vines
Flint in the Vines is the perfect place to rest and unwind with a seasonal hearty meal and a glass of local wine. The restaurant is family friendly with a relaxed atmosphere offering sophisticated dining. The dining room has an open fireplace for the winter months, and an airy undercover terrace for outdoor dining.
Overnight at Globe Inn at Yass.
The Globe Inn
Situated in the heart of historic Yass, the 1847-built Globe Inn is a charming Georgian hotel full of old world charm with a colourful past. Sip cool climate wines on the open verandah that overlooks the historic courthouse while enjoying the changing hues of the distant purple hills. Accommodation consists of five guest bedrooms, all with en-suites. For those seeking something more romantic, book the rustic French-inspired garden room with stone floors, fireplace and spa bath.