Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Discover Tidbinbilla’s outstanding wildlife and natural learning opportunities.

Explore 14 diverse habitats—including wetlands, grasslands, wet and dry forests and woodlands—with a ranger, or on a self-guided tour. A wide range of wildlife can be viewed, including koalas, emus, kangaroos, platypus, wombats, wallaroos and possums, as well as many birds and reptiles.

Book a ranger-guided tour and learn about the environment, including the endangered species breeding programmes managed by Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

The Sanctuary has wonderful birdlife and offers an interesting insight into a wetlands ecosystem. Outdoor recreational opportunities include a range of marked walking trails, the popular Nature Discovery Playground and picnic and barbecue areas.

Tidbinbilla forms part of the Australian Alps National Parks and has National Heritage listing. Learn about the 21,000 year Aboriginal culture of the region on an Aboriginal ranger led walk.

A century old, rammed earth cottage provides a good example of early pioneer life for European settlers to the area.

The Reserve is right next door to Birrigai at Tidbinbilla and approximately 40 minutes drive from Canberra city centre. Birrigai offers overnight accommodation for 188 students plus supervising adult accommodation, and a range of environmental programmes for students.

Opening Hours

Visitor Centre open 9 am, closes 5 pm in summer (Aedt), 3.30 pm in winter (Aest). Reserve gates open 7.30 am, close 8 pm in summer (Aedt), 6 pm in winter (Aest).

Light refreshments are available.

Entry fees apply and bookings are required for ranger guided activities.

141 Paddy's River Road, Paddy's River ACT 2620
02 6205 1233
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