Explore Program

October 2014

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Explore program – October 2014

Celebrating 30 years of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service and Namadgi National Park

Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every Saturday and Sunday in October

11 am – 4 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 October

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

 

in October

3.30 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 bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in October

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 in search of koalas. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in October

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

Every day in October

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 in October

10 am – 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.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 13 22 81

Wednesday 1 – Sunday 12 October

10.30 am – 3.30 pm

The Village Centre,

National Arboretum Canberra

Creative corner in the Village Centre

Visit the Village Centre for lots of fun activities including colouring in, cutting out tree shapes and word searches.

No booking required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 October

10 am – 11.30 am

National Bonsai and Penjing Collection,

National Arboretum Canberra

Bonsai workshops

Pot up and style your own bonsai to take home. This Bonsai workshop gives children the opportunity to learn about the origins of bonsai and the tools and techniques behind the ancient art form. Suitable for

8-12 year olds. $30 per person.

Bookings essential. Enquiries: 6207 8484 or email arboretum@act.gov.au

Thursday 2 October

1 pm – 2 pm

Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre, Tidbinbilla Road

Hunter gatherers

Join our Aboriginal rangers for this fascinating demonstration of tools, weapons and traditional fishing methods. Meet at the Visitor Centre. $5 per person.

Bookings essential on 6205 1233

Saturday

 

4 October

10 am – 12 pm

Booroomba Rocks car park, via Apollo Road

Booroomba Rocks walk

Take a walk with a volunteer from the Canberra Bushwalking Club to the granite cliffs. An uphill walk ending in a magnificent panorama. Option to continue off-track to other nearby viewpoints. Wear covered shoes and appropriate clothing and bring drinking water. Care needed near cliff edge.

No booking required. Enquiries: 6207 2900

Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 October

10 am – 3 pm

Information desk in the Village Centre,

National Arboretum Canberra

Drop in kite making and kite flying

Make the most of spring time at the Arboretum for kite making and flying in the amphitheatre.

No booking required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Sunday 5 and 19 October

11 am – 12 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,

Tidbinbilla

Entry fees apply

Boomerang throwing

Join our Aboriginal rangers to see a demonstration of some of the types of boomerangs. Throw one to see if it comes back. Meet at the Visitor Centre. $5 per person. No entry fees apply if just visiting the Visitor Centre.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

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