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Driving holidays – Lakes Entrance (Vic) to Quenbeayan (ACT)

lakes entrance to quenbeayan (artists shed)

Australian Capital Territory – a place with artistic flair

The drive north from Lakes Entrance in Victoria was a hard slog in some places, especially in a campervan. It’s about a five-hour drive but, funnily enough, the time just seemed to fly by.  There isn’t a lot to stop and see along the way, but a myriad of surprises awaits in Quenbeayan!

Did you know that Quenbeayan is one of Australia’s biggest art towns? We certainly didn’t! This part of Australia is home to some of our most talented artists. We went to the Bilk Workshop and The Artists Shed. You can even taken in a few art classes which run three or four times a week. Who knows, you may just have a hidden talent ready to be unearthed … though I certainly didn’t. So, if it’s art you love, Quenbeayen is definitely the place for you.  There are loads of art galleries and tucked away little studios all waiting to be explored. We were there in Autumn which made it all the more picturesque. Pack a picnic, stroll through the galleries and studios and make sure you have lunch along the riverbank because you won’t be disappointed.

Of course, Quenbeayan is the neighbour of our capital city, but don’t think you need to go into Canberra, as there is absolutely everything you will need right there in Quenbeayen – including indoor kids’ play centres, great restaurants and all the everyday services you need.

Go on, what are you waiting for? Especially those of you who live within driving distance, short or long! Go now, because Quenbeayan is a must-see place.

PETER “SPIDA” EVERITT

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