Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is located 45 minutes south of Canberra's city centre and contains wildlife walks, BBQ areas, a discovery playground and plenty of opportunities to spot kangaroos. "The Sanctuary" is a popular area for families to spot platypus in the wild and the "Koala Path" is where you can see koalas and potoroos. There is an entry fee per car to get inside the national park, which costs $12 per car (with up to 8 seats), per day.
These school holidays they have a host of fun and educational activities for the kids, which includes making Billy Tea and Damper ($5 per child), Aboriginal Boomerangs and Spears ($15 per child), Platypus Pursuits, Koalas in the Canopy and Critters of the Eucalypt Forest. See the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve website for dates and times.
Image: Billy Tea and Damper will be held on 17th and 24th April, at a cost of $5 per child after entry. There will be two sessions at 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm. Bookings essential by calling 02 6205 1233.