Date: 28th June 2015
French Black Truffles of Canberra
Snuffle for some truffles in Canberra. French Black Truffles of Canberra is the ACT’s only trufferie. This locally-owned business lets you join the hunt for ‘black magic’ in Majura Valley. You’ll love the adorable pooches who join you on the hunt. But these pups are more than just cute – their super sensitive noses can sniff out millions of dollars’ worth of prized black Perigord truffles. Follow them through the farm and see what you can spot amongst the 2,500 trees. These guys also run cooking classes so once you’ve found truffles you can learn how to use them.
23 Mount Majura Road, Majura 2609
Truffle Hunt & Cook Packages $160^
Season runs until early August
Need a quirky home away from home? Hotel Hotel in Canberra is a different kind of hotel experience. This spot has been designed and dressed with carefully chosen artworks, objects and restored furniture. They’re inspired by the Australian shacks and have clay rendered walls, salvaged oak beds and overhead rain showers. They’ve got 68 rooms and 39 apartments known. You’ll love their Design Icon rooms called Cosy, Original, Creative and Meandering. Every room is unique and environmentally friendly.
NewActon Nishi, 25 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra 2600
Ph: 6287 6287
Design Icon Apartments $245^
Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend.
After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state.
One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."
Sydney Weekender is on every Sunday at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. & the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO.
We're also on 7TWO on Saturdays - Please check your local guide for times.