Recreation

Enjoy a scenic drive through the reserve and stop at one of the idyllic picnic spots or use one of the many electric or wood fired barbecues. Remember to only light fires in authorised fireplaces.

Kids will have a fun time at the Nature Discovery Playground that takes inspiration from the natural beauty, form and diversity of the Tidbinbilla Valley.

Bring your bike and ride along the sealed road or fire trails - cycling is allowed on formed roads and trails only.

Tidbinbilla offers restricted mobility access to many popular locations including The Sanctuary, the Koala enclosure and Sheedys picnic area.

A TrailRider (all terrain wheelchair) is available for use in the ACT's parks and nature reserves and is a great way for mobility-impaired visitors to get out there and enjoy all that is on offer in the bush capital.

The TrailRider, presented to the ACT Government by the National Parks Association in April 2012, allows mobility-impaired visitors to explore the natural environment.Image of a TrailRider - all terrain wheelchair small

Two or three 'sherpas' (not supplied) are required to guide the chair which is easy to manoeuvre, can travel on semi-rough tracks and can be easily disassembled to fit in the back of a large car.

Riders will need to supply their own cycling helmet and with their sherpas are required to undertake a short induction session before venturing out.

If you would like to book the chair for use at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Namadgi National Park or any other urban park give the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre a call on 6205 1233 or for more information go to the Trailrider blog or watch a short video about the TrailRider chair.

Please respect the wildlife and other visitors. Tidbinbilla is free of bins, so please take your rubbish home. Leave your dogs, cats and other pets at home when you visit Tidbinbilla as they are not permitted in the reserve. Drive carefully and observe the 35 km speed limit in the reserve, for both your safety and our wildlife.

Note that free camping, fishing, horse riding, off-road 4WD activities and trail bike riding are not permitted at Tidbinbilla. 

To find out more about camping opportunities in National Parks and Reserves in the ACT, go to the campsite bookings website.

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