Capital Country, Truffles & Bettongs

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.

Photo courtesy The Truffle Farm - Photographer Lean Timms

Photo courtesy The Truffle Farm - Photographer Lean Timms

Photo courtesy of Woodlands and Wetlands Trust

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.
Two story stone homestead with verandas on two sides and stone out buildings.
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.

Rug up for an unforgettable winter experience with everything to offer: culture, history, wildlife, nature – and a thrilling truffle hunt.

Begin and end your tour with the beauty and charm of Canberra in winter, where brisk winter mornings give way to sunny days under wide, perfume-washed skies.

Then join us on a wonderful journey that takes in all the sights and delights of our majestic Capital Region, sweeping through historic villages, rolling pastures and spectacular, ever-changing scenery.

Among the many highlights of this glorious winter ride are two unique truffle-themed experiences that reveal the fascinating link between one of the world’s most highly-prized gourmet delicacies, and a tiny marsupial almost hunted to extinction.