Canberrans have a special relationship with Lake Burley Griffin.
The man-made centrepiece is Canberra's water playground. People walk around it, picnic by it and float on top of it.
But now there's a new way of experiencing the lake, with Canoes, Champagne and Canapes heading to Canberra.
The event, organised by Wildfest, sees a group of five craft - each made up of two canoes connected in the middle by a table - head out on a guided tour of the lake where they will then dine on local produce and taste some of the Canberra region's cool-climate wines.
"We try and really focus on making sure everything is grown in the region so that we can showcase those venues," Wildest's Amanda Fry says.
"We've refined the event in the Southern Highlands and we're working on our Canberra menu at the moment. So, there will be things such as local pastries - I'm a massive fan of Canberra pastries.
"The week before the event we will send a questionnaire out to our guests asking what they want to drink. We work with people like Lake George Winery, Lerida Estate, Shaw Wine, and we will serve a selection of wine based on whether people choose to have bubbles, white or red. We often offer beer as well as potentially cider."
The event aims to be the perfect match between local produce and local scenery, particularly the wildlife that calls it home.
That's part of the reason why Wildfest uses a small number of canoes rather than a motorised boat.
"Being in a canoe means you're quiet," Fry says.
"It means that if we do see something, we can get up close to it and keep it nice and quiet and observe, as opposed to a motorised boat.
"I think the birdlife is going to be really interesting around Lake Burley Griffin. Those little islands scattered throughout the lake have extraordinary birdlife."
Fry says the design of the craft means it's easier to paddle and a lot more stable than a traditional canoe.
Not only does this mean it's easier to enjoy the local produce on the water, but it's a good option for anyone, of any age, who hasn't been in a canoe before. Fry says they often have children at Wildfest's Kangaroo Valley events and the oldest person to ever join in has been 84.
"The first thing about double rafts is that the balance is different," Fry says.
"When there's only one it rocks side to side as you paddle. When you are in a double canoe, with the table in the middle, you don't get that rocking.
"You can stand up in the canoe. We have guests dive off them and swim. I'm not sure we'll be doing that in Lake Burley Griffin but in Kangaroo Valley where we're in a freshwater lake, people do.
"You can face either direction so when you're eating and having a chat you can face inwards and when you're paddling you can face forwards. It's incredibly social."
Canoes, Champagne and Canapes will be on Saturday, December 5 from 11.30am to 2pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm.
Tickets are $195 from wildfest.com.au.