CULTURAL EXP, MUSEUM National Arboretum Canberra Tours
The National Arboretum has launched three new Indigenous tours and experiences as part of Ngala Tours. Expertly guided by the Arboretum’s Indigenous Australian staff, the tours provide an immersive and relaxing way to learn about Aboriginal Culture in a beautiful bush setting. The Walk on Country Tour provides a guided walk around the Arboretum’s Bush Tucker Garden and Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park to see native plants used for medicinal, culinary and cultural purposes. The Discover Art and Country Tour combines the Arboretum’s cultural and scenic sites with a visit to Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery. The Art on Country Workshop enables visitors to create their own canvas artwork whilst exploring the storytelling and symbols used in Indigenous Australian Art.
ACCOMMODATION: DINNY by Cubby and Co.
Just in time for winter, Cubby and Co. (formerly Naked Cubby and Co.) has launched its latest accommodation offering, Dinny. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Majura Winery, this tiny house is located just 15 minutes from Canberra’s city centre. The queen-sized bed faces a picture window with views of Mount Majura’s Reisling block and the vineyard beyond. Curated with a collective of local producers, designers and furniture makers, the cubby, and overall experience, is centred on all things local. Guests also have the choice to upgrade their accommodation to include delicious food delivered to your door from local Canberra restaurants, XO and The Boat House.
FOOD & BEV: Corella
The newest addition to Canberra’s buzzing Braddon district, Corella offers a bespoke menu inspired by native ingredients and shaped by modern Australian cuisine. Corella offers fine dining, wine and cocktails with a twist. One of Corella’s signature dishes is a version of Duck a L’Orange featuring sunrise limes and bunya nuts.
Originally pegged as a wine bar, Corella definitely encompasses more of a restaurant and fine-dining feel. While it is archetypically Australian, the vibe is also more than a touch European.