Rise early and travel an hour east to the poplar-flanked town of Braidwood, the shooting location for the classic Australian film, The Year My Voice Broke. Full of late 19th and early 20th architecture, the town is also a hotspot for antique and retro-collectable stores, such as Bernadoff and the Stur Gallery. Make your first stop the tucked away DOJO Bread for a loaf of artisan sourdough or a gourmet, handmade pie. The bakery is inside a former microbrewery, a 176-year-old building, down an alleyway opposite the National Theatre. Next, enjoy brunch and a coffee at the artfully styled Albion Café. Drive back towards Canberra via the sweet streets of Bungendore, before dropping in at biodynamic vineyard Lark Hill Winery for lunch. Because of the cool climate, Canberra's surrounds are fertile ground for truffle growing. Whet your appetite for these by selecting Lark Hill Restaurant’s pappardelle, wild mushrooms and black truffle, then steer things back onto a wine theme with a dessert of red wine poached pear, condensed milk ice cream and pistachio. On your way home via Macs Reef Road, join a truffle hunt – in which dogs locate truffles underground – at Blue Frog Truffle Farm. Hunts take place over eight weeks in winter and are held on Wednesdays and Sundays.