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Tidbinbilla Program

Published: Monday, 16 September 2019

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

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Sunday, 29th September 10:00am - 3:00pm Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla Open Day

Mark this date in your diary for a fun-filled day of nature-based experiences, kid’s activities, live music, displays, demonstrations and more - held in the greatest venue of all, the great outdoors!

The theme this year is ‘Explore, Relax, Recharge’ where we encourage you to explore the Reserve with renewed curiosity and a focus on the many benefits that can be gained from spending a day immersed in nature and culture.

Embrace the opportunity to engage in many forms of nature-based activities or just take some time out to have a deep breath of fresh air, sit back and enjoy the festivities.

The day will run from 10:00am – 3:00pm in a relaxed family friendly atmosphere with free entry to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

For more information and our program of events, please go to www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au/experience/events

Sunday, 29th September 10:00am - 11:30am Meet in front of the Main Stage at Open Day at Sheedy’s Picnic area (ensure additional half hour before walk start to park at Dalsetta and walk to the meeting point) Forest Bathing Guided Walk
Join a trained forest bathing guide for a meditative walk, one to open your senses to the discovery of a deeper connection to the natural world around us. The walk covers less than a kilometre in an hour and half hour.
Cost: Free
Bookings are required: Maximum of 20 participants, please contact the Visitor Centre to make your booking on 02 6207 7921.
Notes: Wear comfortable covered shoes, bring a hat and water. All participants must be 15 years or older.
Every Saturday and Sunday of September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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
31st August – 5th December 09:00am - 5:00pm At the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre Gallery ‘Connections: Wildlife of Tidbinbilla’ exhibition by Emily Birks
After a year-long residency with Tidbinbilla, Canberra artist Emily Birks presents her solo exhibition of paintings of the unique and vulnerable species of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. ‘Connections’ is about the links between both animals and their environments, and the connections we visitors have with them. Please come along to the opening event for this exhibition, which runs until the 5th of December.
Cost: Free
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Exhibition

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.