January 29, 2019
With snow gum woodlands and open grasslands in its valley, Tidbinbilla is home to more than 160 species of birds as well as platypus, echidnas, koalas, wallabies, emus, kangaroos and more. A 45-minute drive south from the city centre, there are many fun ways you can explore Tidbinbilla.
Canberra Bike Tours offers a six hour cycling tour through Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. You will travel on the 16kms sealed loop road and see Australian fauna and flora up close. A picnic lunch and guide is included in the tour, which is run with a minimum of two people.
Learn about the Aboriginal history on a full day guided tour of Tidbinbilla with Dharwra Aboriginal Cultural Tours. Offered each Thursday and the last Saturday of the month, you will learn about Aboriginal occupation in the Canberra region and experience examples of Aboriginal sites, the cultural landscape and bush foods. The 4WD tour leaves from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre.
The popular Wildfest Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp returns to Tidbinbilla in the spring 2019 school holidays. There’s no need to pitch a tent or take food – all of that is taken care of for you. Itineraries change depending on which night you go, but you could be discovering the indigenous history of the area with an Aboriginal ranger, going behind the scenes at the onsite veterinary centre, wildlife spotting at night or enjoying an early morning walk.
A ranger guided tour offer insights into the history and management of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Ranger talks can cover topics such as the Australian plants, animals and habitats at Tidbinbilla, its wetlands and waterbirds at The Sanctuary, fire ecology and Aboriginal culture and heritage. You’ll need to book in advance of your visit for these one hour ranger guided activities through the Tidbinbilla website.
Tidbinbilla can be explored on food and bike. There are 22 marked trails at Tidbinbilla – ranging from a 15 minute walk to full day hikes. If you bring your own bike, you’ll need to stick to the sealed roads or fire trails. You can grab a map from the Visitors Centre or download it from Tidbinbilla’s website.
Wanting the most up-to-date information on Tidbinbilla? Hoping to speak to an expert about walks, self-guided tour options, ranger-guided activities or tours? Get all the information you need with a stop at the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre. Open 9am - 5pm year round, except for Christmas Day.
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