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Tulip Top Gardens and the colours of spring

Dutch pancakes amidst tulips and flowering trees was a wonderful way to spend a day out in the lovely warm sun and cool breeze of springtime. Soaking in the beauty of Tulip Top Gardens, a 20-minute drive north of Canberra, was just what we needed after a hard work week. Well, depending on where exactly you live in Canberra, the time it takes you to reach this private...

Lake George Winery ushers a new verve to the Canberra region

Come for the vineyard but stay for starry sky, rolling hills and ‘paddock to plate’ experiences at the revitalised Lake George Winery. With a brand-new restaurant menu and vintage wines on offer, we were excited to be one of the first few to experience the inception of something brilliant. Located on the shores of Lake George and a 45-minute drive away from Canberra...

Momoda Chinese eating house and bar

Update: Momoda is no longer in operation. Housed in the Melbourne Building on Northbourne Avenue, Momoda is a Chinese eating house and bar that offers a unique take on fusion flavours. Intrigued by their unconventional dishes and cocktails on offer we ventured in. Intricate wood carvings from Guangzhou and oil paper umbrellas dot the entrance.  A feature wall of...

Handel in the Theatre

Anyone who thinks baroque opera is irrelevant will have their views challenged at Handel in the Theatre coming to the Canberra Playhouse this September. Directed by Caroline Stacey, Susanna is an intense, thought-provoking opera about a husband who goes away, a wife who is left vulnerable, and two men who see an opportunity. “While it was written over 250 years...

Nimmitabel – a quaint town located on the Great Dividing Range

Nimmitabel – a quaint town located on the Great Dividing Range

Sometimes you get an urge to take a drive, and sometimes you act on that urge. Two months ago, it was one of those ‘sometimes’ moment. We hopped into bumblebee and took a short road trip that saw us driving from Canberra to Nimmitabel, a quaint town located 1,070 metres above sea level. Situated on the Great Dividing Range and on the top ten list of the...

Pie Time Southern Highlands NSW – Celebrate all things pie!

Pie Time Southern Highlands NSW – Celebrate all things pie!

Last Sunday, we embarked on a road trip with intent to experience Pie Time Southern Highlands. The mission was to savour as many pies as we could. So, we took our well planned itinerary and empty bellies on a food adventure through picturesque towns, colourful gardens and gorgeous landscapes. Heatherbrae’s Bakery Having recently won the NSW/ACT Best Pie Award for the...