Everyone knows that a millennial requires an extra spesh level of attention when it comes to travel advice. Stuff like ‘where’s the best spot for my #fromwheremywinestands’, or ‘which corner of my hotel room has the best selfie lighting’? You know, the important stuff.
Don’t worry you guys, I’m here to deliver it all in a cheat sheet that should be over before your A.D.D kicks in. It’s because I love you. So let’s kick off TSR’s guide to Canberra with our first Instagrammable location…
#1: Lunch at Pialligo Estate
If you’re driving from Sydney, you’ll probs arrive just in time for lunch… excellent timing! By far the most #lustworthy location for your spot of noms is the sprawling Pialligo Estate. Essentials include the extensive charcuterie board and Hirramusa kingfish ceviche to start, and a choice between the 18-hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder and the whole rainbow trout stuffed with garden herbs. Or both. They look really good on those marble tables too… #foodgoals.
#2: Kangaroos and wine at Mount Majura Vineyard
Afternoons in Summer should always be spent sipping wine, so head to our new Canberra fave, Mount Majura. Not only can I guarantee the wines are magnificent (don’t worry, I tasted many, many glasses in the name of research), but you might also be lucky enough to don a pair of gummies for a glass-in-hand vineyard walk. You may even spot a kangaroo or two, hopping between the vines… now that’s an Aussie Insta.
Kangaroos amongst the vines at @mount_majura_vineyard with @qtcanberra last week 🍷🍷 // #canberra #kangaroo #winery #travel #traveller #travelphoto #travelphotographer #placestogo #bucketlist #travelblog #travelblogger #melbourneblogger #wanderlust #travelinspo #potd #filmphotography #bloggerau #bloggersau #travelwriter
#3: Check into QT Canberra
If ever there was a hotel made for millennials, it’s gotta be QT Canberra. There are selfie mirrors in the lift for god’s sake… and the clean-line, mid-century tweaked rooms are pretty much #heaven. Plus, mornings are as easy as they get, waking up to the sun rising over the city, then downstairs to Capitol Grill for a massive brekkie spread. If you’re up for a late night, make sure you pop into Lucky’s Speakeasy – it’s hidden behind the barber shop in the lobby. I think they stole that idea from Melbourne…
#4: Instagrammable pina coladas at Highball Express
Still out drinking? You go Glen Coco. Well, you may need something *extra* photographable for your final Insta – and nothing will solicit as many heart-shaped stamps of approval than a lineup of the blow-torched Pina Coladas at Highball Express. Head up the back alley staircase to this Havana-themed haven of rum, and sip cocktails amongst the chic interior lined with palms. You can even walk home to QT from there… now that’s the perfect night out.