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Tidbinbilla Program

Published: Friday, 12 July 2019

The reserve is open every day throughout the holidays from 7:30am – 6:00pm.

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Every Saturday and Sunday of July 10:00am - 3:00pm Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary Explore the Sanctuary
Come and meet a friendly volunteer who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife walk suitable for all ages
Every Saturday of July 2:00pm - 2.45pm Meet at Koala Enclosure (Eucalypt Forest) Critters of the Eucalypt Forest
Take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Eucalypt Forest and get back in time for “Koalas in the Canopy”. There is a shorter option for this activity, please talk to our Ranger for more information.
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife walk suitable for all ages
Every Saturday of July 2.45pm - 3.15pm Meet at the Koala Enclosure (Eucalypt Forest) Koalas in the Canopy
Learn all about these fascinating marsupials from one of our knowledgeable Wildlife Officers, then why not take a stroll around the Eucalypt Forest and try to spot koalas for yourself!
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife talk suitable for all ages
Every Sunday of July 3:00pm - 3:45pm Meet at Sanctuary
Main Entrance
Wetland Wonders
Take a walk with a ranger through Tidbinbilla’s wetlands to learn about its amazing inhabitants and, if you are lucky catch, a glimpse of an elusive platypus. Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category:
Wildlife walk suitable for all ages
Friday 19th July 11:00am - 12:00pm Meet at the Sanctuary (in front of the Vet Centre) Poos Give Us Clues
Have you ever wondered about the native animals who share your property? Being a Wildlife detective involves using your senses: sight, hearing, smell and touch to identify which animals are present in the environment. Come along and use your detective skills to look for clues – such as tracks, nests or scratch marks on trees.
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Recommended. To reserve you place contact the friendly Visitor Centre team on 02 6207 7921.
Category: Nature play
Wednesday 10th July 11:00am - 1:00pm Meet at the Visitor Centre Walk in Time – Birrigai Rock Shelter
We are celebrating NAIDOC week and invite you to come along for a guided walk along our Birrigai Time Trail with our Indigenous Ranger and discover Tidbinbilla’s cultural history. Did you know that Birrigai takes its name from the Ngunnawal work for ‘laughing/to laugh’?
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Essential. To reserve your place contact the friendly Visitor Centre team on 02 6207 7921
Category: Ranger led cultural activity
Saturday 13th July 11:00am – 1:00pm Meet at the Visitor Centre Cultural Hunting Skills & Paint your own Boomerang
As part of our celebrations of NAIDOC week, bring the kids along to enjoy a demonstration of the many different types of boomerangs that are used by Aboriginal Australians to hunt. Learn to throw boomerangs then paint your own boomerang and take it home with you.
Cost: $15.00 per child
Bookings: Essential. To reserve you place contact the friendly Visitor Centre team on 02 6207 7921.
Category: Ranger led cultural activity
Friday 12th & Monday 15th July 12:30pm – 2:30pm At Sheedy’s Nature Discovery Playground Nature Play at Tidbinbilla
Come along and bring your friends to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, where children can enjoy our play spaces rich in nature-based, open-ended experiences that give children, families and communities an opportunity to connect with nature and each other. Activities include: balancing activities, cubby building and whittling magic wands.
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Recommended. To reserve you place contact the friendly Visitor Centre team on 02 6207 7921.
Category: Nature play
Wednesday 17th & Saturday 20th July 10:30am – 12:00pm Meet at the Visitor Centre Billy Tea and Damper
Enjoy a traditional Aussie bush experience for children aged 3 – 12 years. Cook damper on an open fire and wash it down with real billy tea.
Cost: $15 per child
Bookings: Essential. To reserve you place contact the friendly Visitor Centre team on 02 6207 7921.
Category: Ranger led activity
Thursday, 11th July 12:30pm-1:30pm Meet at the Vet Centre Tidbinbilla Vet Checks
Come and see the new ACT mammal emblem, a southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby, as you watch our Wildlife Vet do a health check as part of our threatened species breeding programs. Listen to Dr Ari describe all the cool features of the animal while observing her work up close.
Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Recommended. To reserve you place contact the friendly Visitor Centre team on 02 6207 7921.
Category: Wildlife talk

For further information contact Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 6207 7921 or visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

Activities are delivered by Environment and Planning Directorate staff and ParkCare volunteers.