Morning: Enjoy brunch at Morning Glory, where the menu spans a dizzying range of cultural influences. Then take a wander around NewActon where you’ll find galleries, cafés and Palace Electric Cinema.
Stop by the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden between 12.30pm and 2pm to experience the mist of Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture ‘Foggy Wake in a Desert: An Ecosphere’.
Afternoon: The National Museum of Australia is showcasing priceless artefacts from ancient Rome in the Rome: City and Empire exhibition, with treasures direct from the British Museum.
As the sun gets low it’s time to tackle the refreshing walk around Lake Burley Griffin – relax, nobody said you had to do the full five kilometres.
Watch the sun set with a glass of wine at Bar Rochford, the hidden wine bar that everyone in Canberra seems to be talking about.
Evening: For a beautiful Japanese dinner you’ll want to head to Raku, where executive chef Hao Chen wields the sushi blade with elegance and precision.
For an accommodation experience you won’t forget, why not go glamping at Naked Cubby Co? Your cosy bell tent overlooks the Mount Majura Vineyard.
Morning: Browse the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston to find artisan wares, jewellery, clothing and foodstuffs. You can get your morning coffee here too and a French, Ethiopian, Laotian or Jordanian breakfast.
Afternoon: Then it’s time to hit the road and explore the ACT’s wineries. There are over 30 wineries within 35 minutes’ drive of the city centre, so you’re in for a treat. Stop by Four Winds Vineyard for a relaxed wood fired pizza lunch and a glass of their famous rosé in a picturesque vineyard setting. Or for a for a brand new wine experience, take a trip out to the state of the art cellar door at Shaw.
Evening: For dinner, EightySix in Braddon is a cosy modern Mediterranean diner with some shining stars on the menu, such as steak tartare and that popcorn sundae.
Speaking of stars, what could be more romantic than an evening of stargazing at Mount Stromlo Observatory? Check the observatory’s online calendar for availability.