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Tidbinbilla Open Day

Published: Friday, 3 March 2017

Tidbinbilla Open Day

The Tidbinbilla Open Day is back again for 2017 and will be held on Sunday 2 April from 10am to 3pm. This year’s theme Celebrating Diversity encourages visitors to celebrate Tidbinbilla’s diverse people, habitats and heritage.

There is so much free entertainment to keep the kids (both young and old) captivated including:

  • Ranger guided activities, including koala and potoroo feeding displays
  • Nature Play CBR Kids Hub: Mud Kitchen and Cubby Town
  • Murumbung Ranger Aboriginal Activities
  • Questacon stage shows: Liquid Nitrogen and the Rockets #101
  • Face painting
  • ACT Parks and Conservation displays
  • Reptile displays and talks
  • A Great Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Talks on our highly successful breeding programs and volunteering activities
  • Cultural activities showcasing the history of Tidbinbilla

Pack a picnic or purchase food from a variety of food stalls and sit back to relax with family and friends whilst you enjoy live music from Guyy & the Fox and soak in the beautiful surroundings.

A free bus service will transport visitors around the reserve, picking up from the car park at Dalsetta to drop off and pick up locations at Sheedy’s, Rock Valley Homestead and The Sanctuary.

What: Tidbinbilla Open Day
Where: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Paddy’s River Road
When: 10am to 3pm, Sunday 2 April 2017
Cost: Free

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Try the TrailRider: all terrain wheelchair experience at the National Arboretum Canberra

Published: Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Try out the TrailRider, an all terrain wheelchair, with the assistance of volunteer 'sherpas' and tour guides, and discover the National Arboretum Canberra’s Himalayan cedar forest, one of the oldest forests at the Arboretum, planted in 1917-1930 and 2010.

There will be two sessions on the day, from 10.00am – 12.00pm and 1.00pm – 3.00pm.  Bookings are essential, please contact Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve on 620 51233.

Terms and conditions:

  • This activity is for people with disability only (must be 1.2m+ in height)
  • Participants must be able to independently transfer between their own wheelchair, or with the assistance of friends and/or family.

Presented by: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, National Arboretum Canberra and the National Parks Association ACT.

See TrailRider flyer (JPEG 4MB)

Try the Trailrider

Volunteer interpreter program at Tidbinbilla and Namadgi

Published: Saturday, 17 May 2014

image of Volunteer interpreter program at tidbinbilla and namadgi

Volunteer interpreters provide information and interpretation activities to local and international visitors on weekends, public holidays and during ACT school holidays.
Ask a volunteer at the Visitor Information Centre about walks and activities in the park, talk about Corroboree Frogs and the reptile displays or get your kids to do some colouring-in. In the Sanctuary, volunteers help to make your walk more exciting. They can tell you about the animals and plants  that live there and know the best spots for Platypus sightings. During school holidays, volunteers also provide children's activities.
image of Volunteer interpreter program at tidbinbilla and namadgi If you are interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, you can contact Conservation Volunteers via email vip@conservationvolunteers.com.au  or phone 6247 7770. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy talking to visitors about the beauty and nature of Tidbinbilla and Namadgi. Training starts in July every year with applications closing early June.

"I love  being out at Tidbinbilla and being able to share the wonder of nature with  visitors. And I love all the learning opportunities. I think I learn something  new each time I volunteer." Thoughts of a Volunteer Interpreter.