Southern Hemisphere Winter Travel: Canberra Fireside Festival
Aussie capital city Canberra isn't really known as a hot tourist spot, but when it's winter Down Under anyhow, then turning up for the annual Fireside Festival definitely sounds like an attractive proposition.
Fireside has events to suit all kinds of tastes: There are orchestras playing, campfires with hot chocolate, degustation menus, sheep musters and a candlelit cinema. Events run all the way through to August 24 when fireside jazz and a slow food festival round out the month.
If you're going to visit Canberra--a place often passed over for the more exciting coastal cities--enjoying it by a fireside is probably the best way to do it. BYO logs to keep it extra warm.