The name Tidbinbilla is derived from the Ngunnawal word 'Jedbinbilla' - a place where boys become men.
Tidbinbilla is considered a leader in conservation research through its work on the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, Northern Corroboree Frog and Eastern Bettong.
As early as 1910, the unique landscape of the Tidbinbilla Valley was suggested as a suitable place for a nature reserve.
Join in an educational activity with a Ranger or Wildlife Officer to find out more about the reserve, its heritage, cultural connections and plants and animals.
The Tidbinbilla Plan of Management 2012 identifies the values of the area and sets out objectives, policies and actions which aim to protect park values, including a management zoning system.