Places to stop on the way to the snow

The yearly winter esca
pe to the southern snowfields is a perfect time to break-away for a few days of relaxation in the middle of the year.  

Whether you’re heading to the snowfields in southern NSW or heading to the Victorian High Country, there are some amazing restaurants for you to stop and enjoy on your way through. 

So, in a tip of the hat to the wonderful dining experiences on offer in the ACT, let’s take a look at our top three. 

The Boat House 

Heading south from Sydney, a stopover for the night in the ACT will put you in arms reach of The Boat House.  

Located on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House is a perfect blend of a stunning menu complemented by an award-winning wine list all wrapped in some the best views from any restaurant you can find. 

The menu is contemporary Australian, featuring local and seasonal produce, and with mains listed at around $40, there is something for everyone. 

Bookings are essential though, so log onto and reserve your seat. 

Monster Kitchen 

Monster is a two in one package. Not only is this restaurant delivering an amazingly contemporary menu and wine list, it’s also located on the ground floor of the fabulous Ovolo hotel. 

This combination of convenience, style and dining experience is best enjoyed for those passing through the ACT and want a food discovery experience close to accommodation.  

Bookings are advised, so reserve through Gourmet Travellers Gift Card’s website or the hotel’s concierge. 


Located on the top of Redhill since 1963, Onred offers up unrestricted views of the Canberra city skyline. 

The menu is best described as a modern twist on classical cuisine, offering the best of local and seasonal produce matched to a wonderfully prepared and local wine list. 

Open from lunch 12pm – 3pm daily and dinner from 6pm, bookings are essential, so make sure you visit to make your next booking. 

Don’t forget, for the best way to experience Australia’s most awarded restaurants on the way to the ski fields this year, visit 

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Sharmi Ahmed

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