Winter Canberra Escape

Truffles, Art, Snow? Winter in Canberra is More Than You Think.

Getting ready for your Canberra winter family holiday, gourmet weekend getaway or snow stopover?

Our Canberra hotel is perfectly located for you to explore Canberra this winter. Situated in Canberra’s CBD in a tranquil park setting, close to restaurants, shops and major attractions, you’ll be able to explore Canberra like a local.

Discover our Canberra city accommodation options, include Deluxe Suites and rooms with views over picturesque Glebe Park.


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5 Great Reasons to Visit Canberra this Winter

1. The Truffle Festival, Canberra and Region
This exciting food festival celebrates the winter harvest of the black perigord truffles with a huge range of events and activities on offer from June through until August. Join in the fun of a truffle hunt and watch as the truffle dogs seeks out the prized black truffle, join a workshop or cooking class or dine your way through truffle inspired dishes from a casual truffle scrambled eggs to a fine dining degustation experience. Our own Redsalt Restaurant is offering a special two or three course truffle menu during June and July – view the menu hereDiscover more on our blog about how you can experience black truffles in Canberra.

2. Discover Art, Culture and History
When it’s cool outside, choose from a range of exhibitions on show in Canberra during winter, such as the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia at the National Museum of Australia, Defying Empire – National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia and many more.

3. Family Adventures
Young families can enjoy a first snow experience at Corin Forest, only around 40 minutes drive from Canberra City. Make snowballs and have fun on the toboggans. Purchase a 3infun ticket, which includes entry to three of Canberra’s great attractions – Cockington Green Gardens, Questacon and the Australian Institute of Sport. Many of Canberra’s attractions have free entry, such as such as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian War Memorial, making Canberra a wonderfully affordable family holiday destination. *Note that some exhibitions require paid entry.

4. Winter Weekend Couples Getaway
Enjoy a city escape to Canberra with great activities including theatre and music, food and wine, arts and culture. Discover some of Canberra’s hidden foodie secrets by joining an EatCanberra Food Tour or see live music including Sarah Blasko, The Ultimate Eagles and Katie Noonan. Visit Canberra’s numerous art galleries to soak up some wonderful and diverse art and culture.

5. Snow Stopover
Break your trip to the NSW skifields with a stopover at Crowne Plaza Canberra, located only a short drive from the highway to the snow. Wake up refreshed after a comfortable night’s sleep and refuel with our generous buffet breakfast, including barista coffee and eggs cooked to order, ready for an action-packed day on the slopes.


Crowne Plaza Canberra is a Canberra CBD hotel, positioned only a short walk from shopping, restaurants, cafes and entertainment, as well as being only a short drive or bicycle ride from many of Canberra’s major attractions.

Located in a tranquil park setting, Crowne Plaza Canberra is the perfect Canberra city hotel for your visit to Australia’s national capital. Enjoy locally inspired and seasonal dining at Redsalt Restaurant and Binara One Bar.

For business travel, the comfortable and spacious accommodation rooms with workspaces, pillow menu and Sleep Advantage program enable you to start each day refreshed. The hotel’s seven meeting rooms provide a convenient location for your business meeting.

Images (via Facebook) – 1. Fun at Selwyn Snowfields, © VisitCanberra; 2. Canberra Glassworks, © VisitCanberra; 3. Corin Forest Mountain Resort, © VisitCanberra.