This summer, Region Media journalist Michelle Rowe was invited to dig a little deeper on the Treasure Trail to discover the tastiest treats and the best buys in the region. Take a look at Michelle’s stories below and let The RiotACT guide you through your next culinary getaway or shopping spree on the Treasure Trail.
Food, Wine & Local Produce
Even the most discerning foodie is bound to find their next favourite treat on the Treasure Trail. Stop for a quick coffee and a baked treat, or linger a bit longer and dine among the vines at one of the renowned wineries. Grab lunch at one of the quirky cafes or take your taste buds on a trip around the globe by indulging in the multicultural cuisine on offer. Or why not sample the astounding local produce, such as premium cool-climate wines, beautiful organic garlic, pure local honey and more. See Michelle’s foodie itineraries below for her top tips on where to go.
Just half an hour’s drive east of Canberra, the pretty town of Bungendore has morphed into a gourmet food destination without us even knowing it. From cooking classes and cellar door experiences to authentic French food and pub grub that’s a cut above your usual fare, Bungendore has all the ingredients for the perfect gourmet getaway.
A burgeoning food scene has cool cafes and eclectic restaurants sitting side by side with artisan bakeries and well-stocked providores.
Braidwood’s farming community and local producers make the most of the region’s cool climate by offering a plethora of fresh produce and gourmet goods you won’t find anywhere else.
Tour the quirky speciality shops from antiques and collectables to fashion and furniture or pick up some goodies at the local produce markets with Michelle’s insider tips.
From exquisite handmade jewellery and singular artworks to quirky antiques and high-end homewares, there’s no end to the tantalising treasures to be found in Bungendore. Charge up the credit card and head for this shopper’s paradise, right on Canberra’s doorstep.
With art and design in its DNA, it’s little wonder Braidwood has more beautiful boutiques, eclectic antiques and gorgeous galleries than you can poke a stick at. With help from the QPRC Tourism team, we got the inside run on where smart shoppers are spending their money in this historical town just an hour’s drive from Canberra.