1 September 2008

Weekends away in the Canberra region

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We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at Mona, just outside Braidwood, but at $450 for the first night it’s not exactly somewhere we can go regularly.

So, what are the decent B&Bs and country pubs to spend a weekend in within a couple of hours drive from Canberra?

Any ideas?

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I like The Doncaster Inn at Braidwood for accommodation, it has been renovated and is very smart – can’t say about the food as it has changed management since I stayed there.

The Highwayman in Berrima is an excellent restaurant and there are quite a few choices for accommodation – including The Whitehorse Inn and they also have a restaurant.

Clown Killer2:41 pm 02 Sep 08

No sarcasm intended – Think about it. Your own self contained, private, two bed room cabin amonst the snow gums during the middle of winter with convenient access to ski fields for $1000 a weekend is reasonably good value as far as I’m concerned. A hamper of food and some decent wine and would be extra.

tylersmayhem1:06 pm 02 Sep 08

for only around $500/night

When you say “only”, was that a form or sarcasm by any chance? $500 per night is heaps! Do you include food in that estimate too?

Clown Killer10:02 pm 01 Sep 08

I just enjoyed a great ski/snow weekend away with my family staying at the Alpine Habitats in the Thredbo Valley. The modern (brand new) cabins were very comfortable, (apparently) very eco-friendly, very private and only about five minutes from the ski-tube terminal or about 20 minutes from Thredbo. Very comfortable accomodation, close to the snow for only around $500/night.

There’s a place I like about an hour away from Canberra. It’s roughly the same price as Mona for two people for the first night though, but I think it’s well worth the money.

It’s called “Melbourne”.

The ball and chain and I went to Kiama back in March and I must say how impressed we were with the place. Agree with johnboy about Kangaroo Valley and Berry too.

“two-ish hours” which in my parlances can equal 2:30 (which is about what it takes me). Bearing in mind I live about five-ish minutes from the border and am generally going to and fro at non-peak times (Friday during the day and return on Sunday evening which at this time of the year makes for a quick, though legal, trip).

Two hours to Tuross? In your personal helicopter perhaps?

Kangaroo Valley and Berry are wonderful just a bit further on than Bundanoon.

Hmmm… The Southern Highlands around Bundanoon have some really beautiful places, and are rather affordable too (except around the easter weekends – You’ll be lucky to get in anywhere).

You’ll find a couple of related answers here: http://the-riotact.com/?p=7665

I’ve driven past Mona more times than I’ve had cooked breakfasts and wondered how many arms and legs you’d have to hand over (no pun intended) to stay there, so thanks for that info.

Can’t make many recommendations as when I’m only going two-ish hours away I’m at my place at Tuross Head near Moruya.

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