Visit

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

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

Opening hours

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre: 9am to 5pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve: 7:30am to 6pm (AEST/Winter) and 7:30am to 8pm (Daylight Savings Time/Summer).

The Reserve and Visitor Centre may be closed on days of total fire ban, severe weather events or for management requirements.

Entry fees

A per vehicle entry fee is payable on arrival at the Visitor Centre.

Your Day Pass gives you an entire day to explore and enjoy Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve’s many sites and activities.

If you are a regular visitor you can purchase an Annual Pass which is valid for a year from date of purchase.

Fees and Charges Day Pass Annual Pass
Private Vehicle (up to 8 seats) $14.00 $38.00
Private Vehicle Seniors/Concession (up to 8 seats) $8.00 $26.00
Motorcycles $5.00 $19.00
Motorcycles Seniors/Concession n/a $14.00
Day Pass group entry (coaches, per passenger) $2.00 n/a
Day Pass group entry (school groups, per passenger) $1.00 n/a

Buying a pass

Day Pass: purchase at Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre

Annual Pass: purchase at Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre or online with Access Canberra

Call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 02 6207 7291 for further information.

Annual Pass Extension

As compensation for closures of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve associated with the Orroral Valley bushfire and COVID-19, annual passes that expire in 2020 will receive an extension for a period of 5 months following the expiry date of the pass.

This will be automatically applied to annual passes. Please speak to Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre staff if there are any issues.

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