Join in an educational activity with a Ranger or Wildlife Officer...
The name Tidbinbilla is derived from the Ngunnawal word 'Jedbinbilla' - a place where boys become men...
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals...

What's on

World of Water Bugs exhibition

  • Tuesday, 07 June 2022 to
    Saturday, 16 July 2022

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm

Come and explore the world of water bugs in our latest Gallery exhibition.
Cristy Froehlich is a macro photographer who loves all things tiny! During 2021 Cristy, spent one day a month at Tidbinbilla assisting with water sampling and taking hundreds of photos of our macroinvertebrates. She’s used her macro images to create beautiful artworks that go beyond your normal ‘bug’ image.

Explore the Sanctuary

  • Saturday, 02 July 2022 to
    Sunday, 31 July 2022

  • 10:00am - 3:00pm every Saturday and Sunday in July

Every Saturday and Sunday in July

Come and meet a friendly volunteer who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.

Birrigai Rock Shelter guided walk

NAIDOC Week event

  • Monday, 04 July 2022

  • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Would you like to learn about ancient heritage and culture of the Ngunnawal people? Or visit the oldest heritage site in the ACT which is in fact, 5 times older than the Pyramids of Egypt?! Join our special guest Aboriginal Rangers from Birrigai Outdoor School, as they take you on a guided walk to the Birrigai Rock Shelter, dated at least 25,000 years old. Be prepared for a moderately difficult 3km walk.



The Tidbinbilla Valley has played an important part of the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) nature conservation efforts since 1936 and was gazetted as a nature reserve and national park in 1971.

Take a look at what's on offer at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in this short video.

Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.