Australia, with its picturesque landscapes and world class cuisine, is a must visit for every traveller. The country’s capital, Canberra is an absolute delight in the cold months, making it a perfect winter getaway. The city hosts the Fireside Festival, held in August every year, which brings people from around the world. This month-long winter festival celebrates all that is warm and wonderful. It is the place to be for you to enjoy the best of the season.
About the Festival
The Fireside Festival 2016 will begin from 1st of August till the 31st. You can drive your way to the various venues like the Hall, Yass, Murrumbateman, Lake George, Gundaroo and, of course, Canberra. A car hire from Canberra Airport lets you choose makes and models of your choice and drive off. The festival is all about snuggling up by the fire and enjoying a good time with your family. It also offers a range of activities from live music to local art and craft, from horseback rides to fire twirling, there is so much to see and to do.
For All the Food Lovers
The Fireside Festival allows its visitors a chance to indulge in the seasonal cuisine of the region of Canberra. So expect all kinds of treats, from roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate to extravagant barbeques and exquisite wines. Going for a degustation dinner at Pialligo Estate’s Farmhouse Restaurant or Pod Food is a must during the festival. Travellers swear by the brilliant food and the beautiful locations of these places.
The festival promises to introduce you to some of the best cafes, restaurants and bakeries. The unique three-cheese fondue of Fireside Fondue at Gundaroo is as delicious as it gets. Visit French Black Truffles to taste the amazing combination of brie-style cheese with black truffles. Café Lerida is also a perfect place to make your taste buds leap with joy.
Savouring the Wine
Another experience to indulge in during the Fireside Festival is wine tasting. Canberra and its nearby places boast of being home to excellent vineyards and offer a great variety in their produce. Be careful not to overdo the tastings for you have to drive around, a sip or two by the fire at the end of the day would be perfect. You can also take one of the art of chocolate making classes and appreciate the rich flavours of the region.
So pack your bags for this August and be a part of the Fireside Festival 2016. You can sit by the fire or walk by the lake, indulge in the best of food or in the best of music when here but do not miss your chance of celebrating winters in Canberra.