Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Note: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is open, however the Nil Desperandum trail and the Koala Path remain closed for maintenance until further notice.

See koalas, kangaroos, birds, reptiles and more in the natural setting of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, just 45 minutes drive from the Canberra CBD.

Keep an eye open for wandering wallabies and emus, and you may even catch a glimpse of an elusive platypus!

The kids will love the Nature Discovery Playground and you’ll love the idyllic picnic spots, BBQ areas and fresh open air.

There are 22 marked trails at Tidbinbilla – ranging from a 15 minute walk to full-day hikes. You can grab a map from the Visitors Centre or download it from our website.

Regular guided activities are on offer to visitors covering topics such as Australian plants, animals and habitats, wetlands and waterbirds at The Sanctuary and Aboriginal culture and heritage. School holidays are also a great time to visit with regular kids activities to keep the little ones busy!
  • Tid Boardwalk
    The Sanctuary has an abundance of wildlife for you to discover, as does the Koala enclosure
  • VIC
    Our friendly staff in the Visitor Centre can help with your visit
  • Couple looking at incredible bush views
    Hike in the great Australian bush
  • bbq area
  • Tid Platypus
    You have a great chance of seeing a platypus in the wild
  • Tid Park Care
  • Tid staff kids
  • Tid bushwalk
  • Views



Visitor Centre: 9am - 5pm; Reserve Grounds: 7.30am - 6pm; Daylight Savings: 7.30am - 8pm; Closed Christmas Day. Reserve may also be closed due to total fire bans or high winds


Between $5.00 and $13.50
Day Pass prices per vehicle, except coaches.

Check out our website for further information about Annual Passes and large groups.


Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Paddys River Road, Tidbinbilla, Australian Capital Territory, Australia




Family Friendly


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #2 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2020

“A real national and public community asset”

Reviewed on 18/11/2020

Visited during the free entry period, post bushfires. Reserve has great visitors centre and educational facilities such as the sanctuary. Staff were friendly and informative.but obviously need more...

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Rob G

“Exceptional place to visit”

Reviewed on 08/11/2020

Exceptional views, exceptional facilities. A must visit on any trip to Canberra.

There is so many great walks and places with great views. Highly recommended and so close to Canberra. An easy drive.

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“Lovely Place”

Reviewed on 28/07/2020

So lovely to got back after few years. My wife and I planned to hike up to Gibraltar Peak, before hand we visited the Koala Sanctuary. So good to see 3 of them awake eating & climbing. The staff from...

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