Explore Program

April 2015

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Date

Time

Place

Activity

Easter long weekend, school holidays and weekends

10 am – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary

Tidbinbilla Passport
An activity for 5 to 10 year olds, run by volunteer interpreters. Get to know Tidbinbilla and learn about its history and wildlife.
Cost: Included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Easter long weekend, school holidays and weekends

10 am – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary
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Explore the Sanctuary
Come and meet a volunteer interpreter who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary. Join our daily activities such as search for water bugs or storytelling.
Cost: Included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every day in April

1.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary

Meet at pond 4

Pelican feed
Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable wetland inhabitants.
Cost: Included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday in April

3:30 pm – 4 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Information Centre

Corroboree frogs
Hear the story of the critically endangered corroboree frog and the captive breeding program at Tidbinbilla that is helping to save this iconic species from extinction.
Cost: Free (does not include entry to the reserve)
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday in April

2:30 pm – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Eucalyptus Forest

Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park at 2:30 pm

Koalas in the canopy
Enjoy a talk and walk with a ranger in the Eucalyptus Forest enclosure. Search for koalas and other forest inhabitants.
Cost: Included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Thursday
12 April

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,
Tidbinbilla
Entry fees apply
Meet at Flints car park at 10:30 am.

Ride back in time
Join a ranger for a heritage bike ride from Flints car park to Dalsetta to experience the European history of the area. Bring your bicycle, helmet, suitable clothing and water.
Cost: $5 per person plus entry fee to the reserve
Bookings essential: 6205 1233

Monday
13April

11 am – 12 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Information Centre

Become a junior archaeologist
Join a ranger digging up the past. Uncover what was left behind by the Tidbinbilla pioneers from the early-mid 1900s.
Cost: $5 per person (does not include entry to the Reserve)
Bookings essential: 6205 1233

Wednesday
15 and 22 April

11 am – 12.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Greens picnic and barbecue area

Billy tea and damper
Enjoy a traditional Aussie bush experience. Cook damper on an open fire and wash it down with billy tea. Bring your own bowl and spoon for mixing.
Cost: $5 per person plus entry fee to the reserve
Bookings essential: 6205 1233

Thursday
16 April

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Meet at Visitor Centre car park at 10:30 am

Ride back in time
Join a ranger for a bicycle ride to see some fascinating pioneer sites. Bring your bicycle, helmet, suitable clothing and water.
Cost: $5 per person plus entry fee to the reserve
Booking essential: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in April

3 pm – 3:45 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary

Meet at the Sanctuary main entrance at 3 pm

Platypus pursuits
Take a walk with a ranger through Tidbinbilla’s wetlands in search of the elusive platypus. It is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Bring binoculars.
Cost: Included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Sunday
19 and 26 April

11 am – 12 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Information Centre

Boomerang throwing
Join our Aboriginal rangers for this fun activity. See a demonstration of some of the many types of boomerangs and throw one to see if it comes back.
Cost: $5 per person
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Thursday
23 April

11 am – 12 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Visitor Information Centre

Bush games
Play some fun traditional bush games including hop scotch and gum boot throwing to experience how the pioneer children played in the past. Certificate for participants.
Cost: $5 per person (does not include entry to reserve)
Bookings essential: 6205 1233

Monday 13 April to Thursday
16 April

10 am – 11.30 am

National Arboretum Canberra

Bonsai making workshop
Children can learn how to snip, sculpt and pot their own bonsai tree at this hands-on workshop. Bonsai experts will share their knowledge and experience. Participants can take their creation home on the day.
Cost $30 per child
Bookings essential: 6207 8484.

Saturday
4, 11 and 18 April

Sunday
5, 12 and 19 April

10 am – 2pm

National Arboretum Canberra

Kite making, decorating and flying
Children of all ages can create, decorate and fly their own kite with the help of Arboretum volunteers. Drop in to the Village Centre information desk. Kite flying is weather dependent.
Cost: $10 per kite 
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484.

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