Explore Program

January 2015

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Date

Time

Place

Activity

Weekends, public holidays and every day in the school holidays

10 am – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Road, Tidbinbilla
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

1.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Road, Tidbinbilla
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

3.30 pm – 4 pm

Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre, Tidbinbilla Road

Corroboree frogs
Hear the story of the critically endangered corroboree frog and how the captive breeding program at Tidbinbilla is trying to save this iconic species from extinction. Meet the ranger at the Visitor Centre. No entry fee applies if just visiting the Visitor Centre.
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday

2.30 pm – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre, Tidbinbilla Road
Entry fees apply

Koalas in the canopy
Enjoy a talk with a ranger within the Eucalyptus Forest enclosure. 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

4 pm – 4.45 pm

Tidbinbilla Road, Tidbinbilla
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

Sunday 11 and
Sunday 24 January

11 am – 12 pm

Tidbinbilla Road, Tidbinbilla
Entry fees apply

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 really comes back. Meet at the Visitor Centre. $5 per person.
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Wednesday 14 January

11 am – 12.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Road, Tidbinbilla
Entry fees apply

Billy tea and damper
Enjoy a traditional Aussie bush experience. Cook damper on an open fire and wash it down with real billy tea. Bring your own bowl and spoon for mixing. Meet at the Visitor Centre. $5 per person.
Bookings essential: 6205 1233
Will not be run if total fire ban is in place.

Saturday 17 January

7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Road, Tidbinbilla
Entry fees apply

Spotlight at night
Join a ranger for a night time spotlighting adventure within the enclosure as we stroll through silent bushland, seeking out nocturnal animals. Numbers are limited. $15 per person. Bring a flash light and wear sturdy, enclosed shoes.
Bookings essential: 6205 1233
Will not be run if total fire ban is in place.

Every day in January

10am – 3.30 pm

Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra

Arboretum short talk and Hub tour
Explore the Village Centre and Hub area with a guide free-of-charge. 15-20 minutes. Wheelchair and stroller friendly. Free.
No bookings required. Enquiries: 13 22 81

Every day in January

10am – 3.30 pm

Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra

Arboretum long walk
Discover some of the rare, endangered and colourful trees at the National Arboretum with a friendly guide. 40-60 minutes. Wear covered shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoor walking and bring drinking water. Free.
No bookings required. Enquiries: 13 22 81

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