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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WRAPT IN CANBERRA WINTER ESCAPE

Great food and wine, clear sunny days, inspiring national treasures and heart-warming winter festivals are just some of the reasons to visit the Canberra region this winter.

The Australian Capital Tourism's Wrapt in Winter campaign was launched today to tempt winter travelers to experience the fun and festive side of Canberra during the cooler months.

Australian Capital Tourism's General Manager, Simonne Shepherd, said "The Canberra region offers a wonderful winter escape. Bright sunny days will tempt the adventurous traveler to explore the region's nature reserves and national parks while regional wineries, enticing restaurants and special winter events create the perfect winter getaway for couples.

"Soak up the warmth of the Fireside Festival while savouring a glass of award-winning Canberra district wine by a crackling fire. Join a truffle hunt or simply indulge in a sumptuous truffle degustation menu at one of the many restaurants taking part in the Capital Country Truffle Festival.

"Shake up your Canberra experiences with special winter exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia. Or try some of the charming venues that form part of the Poacher's Way, a collective of local artists, chefs, winemakers and rural hosts who each have wonderful products and experiences to share.

"Families are sure to experience a fun-filled winter escape. Explore the world of Dinosaurs with Terrorsauras, an awe-inspiring exhibition that includes seven life-like dinosaurs and interactive exhibits at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.

"Play with the world's fastest land animal at the National Zoo & Aquarium. The Meet-a-Cheetah experience offers one of the most amazing animal experiences in Australia.

"Our proximity to the snow is another appealing aspect and there are plenty of inviting family accommodation packages that will tempt you to plan a Canberra stopover for your next snow trip.

"So don your favourite winter woollies and explore the region – you'll be wrapt in winter when you take a short break to the nation's capital."

To plan your Canberra winter escape visit www.wraptinwinter.com or call 1300 889 026.

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