The easing of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening of some ACT open spaces means that Tidbinbilla has reopened.

Nil Desperandum Homestead and walking track are receiving upgrades and will remain closed until further notice. All other areas of the reserve are open.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve entry fee waiver

Entry fees for Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve are being waived from Saturday 8 August until the end of 2020 to encourage visitors to return to the park and holiday in the ACT. See the ACT Government announcement for more information.

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...


Koalas return to revamped enclosure

We welcomed our koala family into a brand-new enclosure at the Eucalyptus Forest at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. The six koalas were living behind the scenes at Tidbinbilla after a short trip to The Australian National University over the summer to escape bushfire danger.

You can now come see them playing, snoozing or snacking in their new digs all day long. A new viewing platform, clear fencing and seating have also been installed.


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.