Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

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.

Step back in time to see what Canberra was like before clearing and introduced predators took its unique woodland wildlife.

Enter the protective predator-proof fence of the sanctuary and watch Echidnas waddle, wildflowers bloom and rare marsupials hop.

Mulligans Flat is a sanctuary at the forefront of Australian wildlife conservation. Protecting the largest patch of Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in the world, they work by 'restoring nature, transforming thinking and inspiring action for conservation'.

Here locally extinct animals like the Eastern Bettong and Eastern Quoll have been reintroduced to Mulligans Flat, after being absent from mainland Australia for 100 years. It is the only place in Canberra where you can see these critters in the wild.

So join in – book a Twilight Tour and help say no to extinction at Mulligans Flat.
  • Eastern Quoll
    On a Twilight Tour you might see the rare Eastern Quoll that was reintroduced to Canberra in 2016
  • A Twilight Tour group about to embark
    Join a Twilight Tour and discover the nocturnal magic
  • Native wildflowers at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
    The healthy ecosystem means that native wildflowers bloom throughout the sanctuary in Spring
  • A Scarlet Robin observes its surround at Mulligans Flat
    Threatened species of birds, like the Scarlet Robin, be found at Mulligans Flat. Credit: Julie Clark
  • Morning light shines through woodland trees and warms the landscape.
    Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary
  • Sugar Glider on a branch
    Sugar Gliders are often seen during our night walks
  • Turtle on a lilypad
    Over the warmer months turtles can be seen migrating through the sanctuary



Accessible at most times. Check their website for any closures




Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.


Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Corner Quinane Avenue & Justice Kelly Street, Forde, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



Family Friendly


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #3 of 231 things to do in Australian Capital Territory on TripAdvisor

“Brilliant Tour”

Reviewed on 12/04/2021

Brilliant !!!
The Twilight tour is a must for all. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable & passionate about Mulligan's Woodlands it's work in re establishing native wildlife. We where lucky to spot...

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Ross H

“Walk with the girls”

Reviewed on 05/12/2020

My walking group did Mulligans Flat and it was a hot day.
There isn't a lot of cover but it was well worth it.

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“Wonderful woodland”

Reviewed on 12/09/2020

Our son lives just 200 yards from the sanctuary with his family. I envy them so much! He just sent me his latest wildflowers photos. In July 2018 I had three great runs in the sancturay, with lots...

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