Capital Country Spring Tour

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.
A living sculpture from the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection. The trees are designed to reflect trees or landscapes in nature; to create a sense of calm and peacefulness and broaden the viewers' cultural understanding.
A couple are sitting in the shade of a large pine tree looking at the view along the length of Lake Burley Griffin. Some of the National Arboretum’s freshly planted forests are in the foreground. Yarralumla, the Governor General’s residence is at middle right. Black Mountain tower is at top left.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Make the most of our capital’s fabulous spring weather and join us on this exhilarating tour of our favourite cycle routes through our fascinating home city and its stunning surrounds. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Canberra’s mountains, valleys and lakes, and experience all the cultural, artistic, historical and natural delights the Capital Country has to offer.

We’ll take you on an idyllic rural journey through picturesque villages and spectacular scenery, following quiet country roads under glorious wide blue skies. From plains to pastures, wetlands to woodlands, immerse yourself in nature and seize this rare and wonderful chance to encounter an abundance of native birds and animals in their natural habitats.