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Tidbinbilla Program

Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018

The reserve is open every day throughout the holidays from 7:30am – 6:00pm (8pm AEDST).

Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every Saturday and Sunday of January

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

Every Saturday of January

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”.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife walk suitable for all ages

Every Saturday of January

2.45pm – 3.15pm

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 January

4:00pm - 4:45pm

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

Wednesday 2nd and Wednesday 16th January

10:00 -10.45am

Meet at Vet Centre

Northern Corroboree Frog fun with Wildlife!

Did you know Northern Corroboree Frogs are only as big as your thumbnail? Join a Wildlife Officer to learn all about these once common frogs that have become critically endangered.   You will have the opportunity to see them up close and learn about the work Tidbinbilla’s Threatened Species Program is doing to try to save them from extinction. This fun experience is a special and rare opportunity to see this iconic frog that is local to the Canberra region.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Essential, call Visitor Centre 6207 7921
Category: Wildlife walk suitable for all ages

Thursday 3rd, Thursday 10th, Thursday 17th, Thursday 24th January

10:30-11:30am

Meet at Main Sanctuary Entrance

Web of Life Wander

Discover the critters both big and small throughout the Sanctuary and their place in the web of life in this volunteer-led walk. Suitable for kids ages 5-12 years and their parents.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife walk and talk

Friday 4th and Friday 11th January

10:00am - 10:45am

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

Tuesday 8th and Tuesday 22nd January

10:00-11:00am

Meet at Visitor centre

Cultural Hunting Skills

Kids can enjoy a demonstration of the many different types of boomerangs, spears and tools that are used by Aboriginal Australians to hunt and then learn to throw boomerangs themselves.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Essential, call Visitor Centre 6207 7921
Category: Ranger led cultural activity

Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 30th January

10:00 - 10:45am

Meet at Eucalypt Forest

Go HI-Tech with Wildlife!

Join a member of the Wildlife Team in the Eucalypt Forest to learn about the exciting technology the Threatened Species Team uses to monitor animals. Take a short walk past the Koalas along the Peppermint Trail and see the different ways the Wildlife Team finds the elusive threatened species in the forest. You may even spot one of the free-ranging koalas or long-nosed potoroos!

This fun experience is a wonderful opportunity to learn how our Wildlife Officers gather vital information about the animals within the fenced sanctuaries.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Essential, call Visitor Centre 6207 7921
Category: Wildlife walk

Monday 14th January

9:30am-12:30pm

Meet at Dalsetta Car Park

Introduction to Bush Walking

Join a ranger for an introduction to walking in the bush. This will cover what to take, things to look out for, safety in the bush and care for the environment as you walk to Gibraltar Peak and explore the bush with a ranger.

This walk is 8.2km long and requires a good level of fitness. You will need to bring water, walking shoes, hat and sunscreen.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Essential - call Visitor Centre 6207 7921
Category: Ranger led walk

Tuesday 15th January

9:30am-11:00am

Meet at Dalsetta Car Park

Kids Introduction to Bush Walking

Join a ranger for an introduction to the adventure of walking in the bush. This will cover what to take, things to look out for, safety in the bush and care for the environment as kids explore the bush with a ranger

This walk is aimed at primary school aged children. The walk is 3km long and requires a good level of fitness. You will need to bring water, walking shoes, hat and sunscreen.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: Essential, call Visitor Centre 6207 7921
Category: Ranger led walk

Friday 18th January, Friday, 25th January and Friday 1st February

10:00 - 10:45am

Meet at Eucalypt Forest

Critters of the Eucalypt Forest

Take a short walk with a ranger and learn about the koalas, wallabies, potoroos and other important inhabitants of the Eucalypt Forest.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife Walk suitable for all ages

Thursday 31st January

10:30-11:00am

Meet at Vet Centre

Tidbinbilla Vet Checks

Come and meet 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 getting to observe her work up close.

Cost: Included in reserve entry fee
Bookings: No bookings required
Category: Wildlife talk

Monday 21st and Tuesday 29th January

10:00am-12:00pm

Rock Valley Homestead

Nature Art: Sun Printing Inspired by Nature

During this activity children will make their own printed fabric banner inspired by objects from nature. Guided by a ranger, children will walk a loop from the historic Rock Valley Homestead, collecting plant specimens and other interesting things they find along the way. Their collections will be used to make a sun print on fabric, turning this into a banner for home. Sun Printing (Cyanotype) is a simple photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Developed in the mid-19th century, cyanotype was quickly embraced as a method for reproducing photographs, documents, maps and plans, hence the term blueprint. Famously, it was also used by field biologists for indexing plant specimens—the first photograms ever made!

This activity is suitable for primary school children and older.

Bring a sun hat, water, snack and shoes for walking.

Cost: $5.00 per Child
Bookings: Essential, call Visitor Centre 6207 7921
Category: Nature based craft

For further information contact Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 6205 1233 or visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

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