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Capital and Country


Canberra - Mittagong - Yass - Young - Canberra

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Step back in time in quaint colonial villages such as Berrima and Braidwood and explore the gracious gardens, art galleries and antique stores of Bowral and Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands. Wind through Australia's most fertile farming country to Yass, where Banjo Paterson lived on a farm here in his youth. Then explore the orchards and vineyards of the cherry capital of Young. Visit the cool-climate wineries near Murrumbateman and enjoy gourmet delights in Gundaroo and tiny Collector, before returning to Canberra. On this scenic touring route you can picnic on picturesque lakes and visit historic homesteads. See the sun fracture through the stained glass window of a century-old church and wander through rose gardens and cherry orchards. From food and wine to history and scenery, you'll savour the delights of the Capital Country region.

At a glance

  • Canberra–Mittagong  (2 hours)
  • Mittagong–Yass (1.5 hours)
  • Yass–Young (1 hour)
  • Young–Canberra (2 hours)