Capital Country Floriade

Five cyclists on top of Mt Pleasant admire the view of Canberra. The Royal Australian Artillery Memorial consists of a stone parapet with concrete panels recording the campaigns in which the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery took part and an obelisk flanked by two cannons. Some buildings of the Russell Offices Defence complex are visible below the left-hand cannon. Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin, the Australian-American War Memorial, Canberra City buildings, and the Black Mountain Tower (Telstra Tower) are also visible.
4 cyclists ride along Lavarack Harrison Road towards Duntroon House. The heritage listed gardens can be seen to the left. In 1825 Robert Campbell, a Sydney merchant was granted land on the Limestone Plains and in 1833 he authorised the construction of the homestead originally known as ‘Limestone Cottage’ known now as ‘Duntroon House’. The Campbell family played a significant role in the development of the region. They sold the property to the Army in 1903.
Five cyclists ride away from the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. One of the large antennae dominates the background.
Two cyclists riding on the quiet and predominantly down hill road between Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
3 visitors standing on a small lookout overlooking one of the large ponds in The Sanctuary at Tidbinbilla. The surrounding forest and Tidbinbilla Range are reflected in the water.
Under blue skies, 5 cyclists stand with their bikes behind the Marion Mahony Griffin View handrail. The Australian War Memorial can be seen just behind with ANZAC Parade leading to Lake Burley Griffin and both ‘Old’ white and ‘New’ Parliament Houses behind. The Brindabella Ranges are on the skyline. Canberra City can be seen in the middle right.
Looking over the green trees and fairways of the Gungahlin Golf Course a large band of thick black storm clouds approach Canberra and are about to conceal Black Mountain Tower at centre left.
16 wind turbines can be seen on the horizon. In the foreground there is a mix of pasture and open woodland.
The Grabben Gullen Road sweeps in an ‘S’ shape as it crosses the Lachlan River. Two cyclists are ascending the Gunning side of the river. The pastures are dry with the grass a golden yellow.
Looking through branches covered in bright yellow lichen towards a stone ruin with a rusty corrugated iron roof beside the Lachlan River.
A young cereal crop is growing behind a wire fence in the foreground. Behind green pastures flow endlessly to the horizon into the cloudless blue sky.
Three bicycles lean up against a wire fence beside an old timber cattle yard coloured red by lichen and mould. Three wind turbines are on the skyline.
At the bottom of the photograph a red bicycle is laying in the long green grass. The top part of the photograph shows the view south-west towards Gunning.
Two story stone homestead with verandas on two sides and stone out buildings.

Floriade is the largest floral festival in the southern hemisphere and one of Canberra’s most spectacular annual sights, attracting almost half a million visitors every year. More than one million plants are used to make up each year’s display.

On this glorious spring tour, combine a visit to the world-class Floriade extravaganza plus all the historical, cultural and natural delights of our Bush Capital, with an invigorating cycle tour of the stunning Capital Region.

Ride under wide blue skies, breathing crisp, clean air on this peaceful journey through the quiet country roads, historic villages and sweeping plains that surround Canberra and Goulburn.