Explore Program

Explore program - ranger guided activities June

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Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every weekend and public holiday in June

10am – 3pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary

Explore the Sanctuary
Come and meet a volunteer guide who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.
Cost: included in entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every day
in June

1.30pm – 2pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary Pond 4 Boardwalk

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 June

2.30pm – 3pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Eucalypt Forest Koala Enclosure

Koalas in the canopy
Learn about these fascinating marsupials and then take a stroll around the Eucalypt Forest enclosure and try to spot koalas. Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park.
Cost: included in park entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in June

3pm – 3.30pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary Main Entrance

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 park entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Sunday
4 June

10.30am – 12pm

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices
2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Wetlands discovery tour for World Environment Day
Celebrate World Environment Day early with the family for a morning stroll around Jerrabomberra Wetlands fresh air with the ranger. Find out more about this gem in the middle of Canberra. Suitable for all ages.
Cost: $15
Bookings essential: https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/event/wetlands-discovery-tour-4/

Sunday
4 June

10am – 2pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Nature adventure obstacle course
Bring the kids to Tidbinbilla and take part in the launch of our new nature adventure obstacle course. Make your way through the bush by climbing under and over a range of natural obstacles. The course is suitable for children of all ages with parental supervision. It is located on the right before Flints picnic area.
Cost: included in park entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Sunday
4 June

12pm – 3pm

The Sanctuary, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
(between ponds 3 and 4)

Waterbugs in the Sanctuary – World Environment Day
Celebrate World Environment Day early - grab a net and examine our fascinating and sometimes bizarre aquatic insects and find out how they tell us about water quality.
Cost: included in park entry fee
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Sunday
4 June

1.30pm – 3pm

National Arboretum Canberra. Meet at the Village Centre Information Desk

Trees extinct in the wild – long walk
Wear good footwear for undulating terrain and bring water.
Cost: free
Bookings essential: arboretumvolunteers@act.gov.au or  6207 8484

Every day in June

10am – 3pm

National Arboretum Canberra. Meet at the Village Centre Information  Desk

Free guided talks – 20 minutes
Meet a volunteer guide and hear stories about the forests and find out what makes this such a special place for people as well as trees.
Cost: free
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Each weekend and Wednesdays
in June

Sun 11am
Wed 11am
Sat 2pm

National Arboretum Canberra. Meet at the Village Centre Information Desk

Forest walks at the National Arboretum – 1 hour
Put your walking boots on for a guided tour through the forests. Bring water and be sun smart.
Cost: free
No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Friday
9 June

5.30pm – 7.30pm

Meet at yellow locked gate on London Bridge Road at entrance to reserve. Southern end of Googong Foreshores
off Burra Road

Spotlight wombat walk at Googong Foreshores
Join a ranger to search for nature’s hairy bulldozer, the wombat. Watch them roaming around the lower banks of the Burra Creek foraging for food and ducking in an out of their burrows. Wear sturdy walking shoes for dirt roads and a warm all-weather jacket. Bring a torch. Suitable for families with children 8 years and older.
Cost: free
Bookings essential: 6207 2779

Saturday
10 June

5pm – 7.30pm

Meet at Ribbon Gum Car Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Tidbinbilla after dark
Join a guided spotlight tour to discover the hidden secrets of Tidbinbilla at night. Possums, kangaroos, koalas, long-nosed potoroos, eastern bettongs and southern brush-tailed rock wallabies all emerge at dusk.
Cost: Adult $45, child (7-12 years) $32 or Family (2 adults & 2 children)$135
Bookings essential: http://naturewise.com.au/eco-holidays/nsw-act/tidbinbilla-tid-after-dark/

Sunday
11 June

9.30am – 11am

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices,
2 Dairy Road Fyshwick

Bird walk and talk
Take an easy walk around the wetlands with a Canberra bird expert to learn more about the amazing array of birdlife we have in the middle of Canberra. With 136 bird species recorded at the wetlands, you never know what you might find.  Suitable for ages 10 and over.
Cost: $15
Bookings essential:
https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/event/bird-walk-and-talk-3/

Sunday
18 June

10am – 12pm

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices,
2 Dairy Road Fyshwick

ACT Young Rangers Club @ Jerrabomberra Wetlands
Aimed at young nature enthusiasts( 8 to15 years) who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in relation to the natural environment, the Young Rangers Club meets on the third Sunday of each month to explore a variety of nature-based topics with local experts. This month’s activity is bush tucker.
Enquiries: Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or lori.gould@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au

Sunday
25 June

9.30am – 12.30pm

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices,
2 Dairy Road Fyshwick

Drawing birds
Learn how to draw birds with renowned illustrator, Peter Marsack from the Wildlife and Botanical Artists. No drawing experience necessary. Maximum group size 12.
Suitable for 12 years and over.
Cost: $45 (includes all materials and morning tea)
Bookings essential: https://jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au/event/drawing-birds-with-illustrator-peter-marsack-4/

Sunday
25 June

2pm – 4pm

Mount Majura Nature reserve, Hackett. Meet at Kellaway Street entrance near the end of Phillip Avenue

Tree walk
Join ecologist Michael Doherty for an information-packed walk on the slopes of Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie. Learn how to identify local woodland trees, find out where they occur and how they survive fire and drought.
Wear sturdy footwear and appropriate clothes.
Gold coin donations are welcome.
No booking required. Enquiries www.majura.org