Explore Program

July 2014

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Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every Saturday and Sunday in July

10.30 am -
3.30 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 in

July

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

Saturday 5 & 19 July

2.30 pm -
3 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,

Tidbinbilla

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

Sunday 6 and 20 July.

2.30 pm –
3.15 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,

Tidbinbilla

Entry fees apply

Tidbinbilla Bush Tales

Get the kids excited about being out in nature with Australian bush stories at the Visitor Centre. Learn about our wonderful local wildlife and plants through stories and activities. Suits pre-school and early primary aged children. No entry fee applies if just visiting the Visitor Centre.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Monday 7 July

10.30 am-
12 noon

Tidbinbilla Road,

Tidbinbilla

Entry fees apply

Digging up the past and bush olympics

Get your hands dirty and become a trainee archaeologist. Bring your own gardening gloves, trowel and small paint brush.

Join the rangers for fun-filled games that pioneer kids played in the Bush Olympics. Both activities suitable for ages 5-12. Parents must accompany children. $5 per head.

Bookings essential on 6205 1233.

Thursday 10 July

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 head.

Bookings essential on 6205 1233

Saturday 12 and 26 July

3.30 pm -
4 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,

Tidbinbilla

Entry fees apply

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: 62051233.

Every Sunday in July

3.30 pm -
4 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,

Tidbinbilla

Entry fees apply

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. Meet at the Sanctuary main entrance. Bring binoculars.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Tuesday 15 July

10.30 am -11.30 am

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 entry fee applies if just visiting the Visitor Centre.

Bookings essential on 6205 1233

Every day

10 am -
3.30 pm

Village Centre,

National Arboretum Canberra.

Arboretum short talk and hub tour

Explore the Village Centre and hub area with a friendly guide free-of-charge. 15-20 minutes. Wheelchair and stroller friendly.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 13 22 81

Every day

10 am -
3.30pm

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.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 13 22 81

 

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