Explore Program

November 2014

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Every Saturday and Sunday in November

10 am – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,


Entry fees apply

Explore the Sanctuary

Come and meet a volunteer interpreter who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every day in November

1.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,


Entry fees apply

Pelican feed

Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable inhabitants of the wetlands. Meet at pond 4 in the Sanctuary.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday in November

3.30 pm – 4 pm

Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre, Tidbinbilla Road

Corroboree frogs

Hear the story of the critically endangered corroboree frog and lean about the captive breeding program at Tidbinbilla. Meet the ranger at the Visitor Centre. No entry fee applies if just visiting the Visitor Centre.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Saturday 1 November

All day

(vehicle access between 6 am and 8.30 pm)

The National Arboretum,


Chris   Simpson 'Everesting' the Arboretum

Chris will be cycling around the Arboretum from 3 am to 8 pm, raising awareness for 'Recognise', Indigenous health and recognition within the constitution. Come and cheer him on.

No bookings   required

Sunday 9 November

8 am – 10 am

Meet at the Mount Majura Nature Reserve entrance Mackenzie Street, approximately opposite Grayson Street, Hackett

Friends of Mount Majura bird walk

Accompany bird enthusiast Peter Miller for an early morning stroll and see, listen to and learn about Mount Majura's birds that nest, fledge and sing in spring.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6248 8955, secretary@majura.org or visit the Friend of Mount Majura website.

Sunday 9 November

9 am – 11 am

Meet at the entrance to the Pinnacle Nature Reserve, Springvale Drive, Weetangera, opposite De Salis Street.

Aboriginal   heritage walk and barbecue

Wally and Tyronne Bell of the Ngunnawal people will share their wealth of traditional knowledge and expertise on a walk that delves into the pre-settlement history and use of the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. Wear sturdy footwear and hat. Bring water, camera and binoculars if you wish. Join Friends of the   Pinnacle afterwards for a delicious barbecue.

No bookings required.   Enquiries: 0405 331 405, coordinator@fotpin.org.au visit the Friends of the Pinnacle website.

Every Saturday in November

2.30 pm – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre.

Entry fees apply

Koalas in the canopy

Enjoy a ranger-guided walk through the tall eucalypt forest. Search for koalas in the canopy while the ranger tells a story or two about these fascinating marsupials. Meet at the Eucalyptus Forest car park.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in November

4 pm – 4.45 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,


Entry fees apply

Platypus pursuits

Have you ever seen a platypus in the wild? Take a walk with a ranger through Tidbinbilla's wetlands in search of this elusive animal. It is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Meet at The Sanctuary main entrance. Bring binoculars.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Wednesday 19 November

6 pm

The Conservatory Restaurant,

National Arboretum


Show and tell dinners

These are culinary master classes with a delicious difference, as Janet Jeffs shares her tips, techniques and trade secrets, while preparing a four-course dinner together to enjoy with matching wines. All the magic you need to make the most of spring strawberries, garlic scapes, as well as new season   lamb, microherbs and bush food. You'll thrill to the texture and taste of your own handmade pasta, the techniques for terrific terrines!

Bookings essential. Enquiries: 6130 0170

Sunday 23 November

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

The National Arboretum


Music with a view

Join Australian guitarist Matt Withers who has just returned from his European tour of festivals, masterclasses and concerts! What better way is there to spend a November Sunday afternoon enjoying the sweet sounds of the classical guitar while overlooking the stunning views of Canberra? Come relax   with afternoon tea at the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion.

Bookings Essential: 6207 8484

Sunday 23 November

Throughout the day

The National Arboretum


The Sri   Chinmoy triple-triathlon

The triple triathlon will pass through the National Arboretum and gives the rider the ultimate scenic tour of our national capital, a landmark event on the national multi-sport calendar. To attempt the entire course solo is one of the toughest single-day sporting challenges imaginable.

No bookings   required. Enquiries 6207 8484

Sunday 30 November

4.45 pm - 8.30 pm

Gates open at 1.30 pm

The National Arboretum


Voices in the Forest

The biggest night of music, panoramic views and amazing costumes at the Arboretum is upon us again with the fourth annual Voices in the Forest concert.

Whether your preference is to be seated theatre-style, or to relax with friends and family enjoying a picnic on the grass, the Voices in the Forest concert promises a very enjoyable late afternoon feast of internationally renowned entertainment.

Bookings essential via the Voices in the Forest website.

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