Explore Program

August 2014

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Date Time Place Activity

Every Saturday and Sunday in August

10.30am - 3.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,
Tidbinbilla
Entry fees apply

Explore the Tidbinbilla 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 August

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 2, 16 and 30 August

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

Every Sunday in August

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

Sunday 3, 17 and 31 August

2.30 pm –
3.15 pm

Tidbinbilla Road,
Tidbinbilla

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

Saturday 9 and 23 August

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: 6205 1233.

Monday 25 August

6.30 pm –
7.30 pm.

National Arboretum Canberra

Simple seed or trouble weed

Sustaining Canberra – the role of the National Arboretum in regional sustainability.

Presenters: Ms A Duncan and Ms B Mitterdorfer

Cost: $10 per person or $8 for Friends and Arboretum members.

Bookings: Phone the Arboretum gift shop on

02) 6207 8484 or email arboretum@act.gov.au

Sunday 31 August

2 pm –
4 pm

Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve,
Nature Park entrance,
Kellaway Street, Phillip Avenue, Hackett

Trees of Mount Ainslie

Join the Friends of Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie Weeders for a gentle and informative walk on the slopes of Mount Ainslie guided by local ecologist Michael Doherty. Learn how to identify local woodland and forest trees, see where they occur and hear how they survive fire and drought.

Enquiries: 6248 8955  Email: Via the Friends of Mount Majura website 

Every day in August

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 August

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

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