Friday 4 July 2014

Discover Canberra with Accor this winter

Capital Region Farmers Market at Exhibition Park in CanberraThis winter, together with Accor hotels, Canberra is the place to be for anyone needing an easy and fun getaway.

With something for everyone, Canberra offers an array of activities like no other city in Australia. As a key partner in the national capital’s tourism industry, Accor hotels in Canberra are able to meet any accommodation requirements with Novotel Canberra, Mercure Canberra, ibis Styles Canberra, ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk and ibis budget Canberra.

For foodies, The Truffle Festival, Canberra & Capital Region 2014 is on now until mid August with over 45 participating venues offering the opportunity to taste and experience this culinary delight. As the official accommodation partner for this magical festival, a series of MasterChef Masterclasses will be held at each Accor hotel. To book MasterChef Masterclasses, visit

Canberra - Truffle HuntA two-night Gastronomy Package is available at Novotel Canberra, Mercure Canberra and ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk that includes accommodation in a standard room, buffet breakfast each morning, one dinner in the hotel’s onsite restaurant, a bottle of wine from local winery Mount Majura Vineyard and to ‘The Ultimate Museum Experience’ at the National Museum of Australia, for two people. For more information and to book, visit Novotel Canberra at, Mercure Canberra at and ibis Styles Eaglehawk at

Arts & Culture lovers will be delighted by the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) special exhibitions. The ‘Bali: Island of the Gods’ and ‘Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia’ exhibitions are on until 3 August 2014.

History buffs should pay a visit to the National Museum of Australia (NMA) where the ‘Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists’ exhibition is on until 20 July 2014. Thereafter, pop over to the Royal Australian Mint to glimpse into Australia’s own story told through rare coins from the National Collection.

Canberra - TruffleFamily getaways are made easy with Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon. The former features a fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings of an original English village as well as over 40 magnificent scale models from countries around the world. Questacon gives a science experience in an extraordinary way with interactive displays including a six-metre slide, earthquake experience as well as the ‘Spectacular Science Show’.

Sporting fanatics and children with ambitions to don the green and gold must visit the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for the athlete-guided tour which uncovers where Australia’s sporting champions are created.

Discover three times the fun and save 15% on the next visit to Canberra with a ‘3infun’ ticket. The ‘3infun’ ticket covers family entry to the AIS, Cockington Green Gardens and Questacon. This ticket also permits a free return visit to one participating attraction within 14 days of redemption. For more information on the ‘3infun’ ticket, visit
Canberra - Visit CanberraNovotel Canberra is offering a family ‘3infun’ package that includes accommodation, breakfast and the ‘3infun’ ticket. To book the ‘3infun’ package with Novotel Canberra, call 02-6245 5000 or email

In addition, staying at any participating Accor hotel in Canberra this winter between 1 June and 31 August 2014 as a Le Club Accorhotels member (membership is free!) will give guests a chance to win a five-night summer holiday to Bali  for two, stayingat the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort with return airfares with Qantas . Terms and conditions apply.

To book Accor hotels in Canberra and for more information on the ‘Winter in Canberra, Summer in Bali’ competition, visit

To join Le Club Accorhotels, visit

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