The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a large wetlands ecosystem surrounded by bushland that has been protected by a predator-proof fence for around 40 years, creating a refuge for a range of native animals.

Stroll along a 2.1km wheelchair accessible pathway past a series of interconnected ponds.

The Sanctuary gives visitors the opportunity to view platypuses and a variety of bird species at the ponds. This area also supports populations of Cunningham’s skinks and Antechinus, as well as reintroduced free-ranging populations of Long-Nosed Potoroos and Southern Brown Bandicoots as well as a Brush-tailed Rock-Wallabies that have retired from the breeding program.

Within the Sanctuary the Vet Centre can be found when walking the looped paths. Floor to ceiling windows give visitors the opportunities to see our Vet doing health checks on a variety of animals.

Tidbinbilla VisitorAssist Volunteers are around to share their knowledge and passion for the bush with you on weekends, public and school holidays.