Are you a nature lover? Then Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is for you to enjoy. It's a home of various animals and birds and you can find lot of wildlife activities over here. It's ideal for having fun with the whole family. Kids are sure to be fascinated by the Tidbinbilla attractions and I'm pretty sure that a day is not enough to explore all the activities within the reserve. I had a chance to visit this awesome spot last month and I really enjoyed watching over the koalas, platypuses and kangaroos playing, sleeping and feeding within their allotted area.
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve supports and manages wildlife activities and aims to create an awareness about the significance of nature and its various elements. No human is identical in behaviour and similarly, birds and animals are also leading their life in their own unique ways. It was actually a different experience for me to visualise the breeding programs conducted for the rock-wallabies. Tidbinbilla Sanctuary is a wonderful attraction for people of all ages. You can look upon the various species in close proximity. I was photo-clicking like mad and I couldn't resist myself to look elsewhere around as I was so much in love with the spectacular sight of reptiles, platypuses, bush lands and vast lookouts.
List of Walking Trails in Tidbinbilla:
There are nearly 20 walking trails in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and each one is unique with its great location. You can find the Easy Adventure Playground, Turkey Hill Trail, Rock Valley Heritage Trail, Sanctuary Loop, Bush-Land Trail, Back-Land Flats, Koala Path, Hanging Rock Trail, Cascades Trail, Peppermint Trail, Church Rock Heritage Loop and much more interesting trails.
You can involve yourself in various recreational activities like fishing, bike drive, camping for free, horse riding, koala enclosure, Cycling, Sheedy's picnic area, scenic drive and much more.
Facilities arranged in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve:
The visitors lounge and common rooms are to be booked in advance as they are always occupied. Apart from this, group leader rooms can also be arranged if needed. If you are planning to visit Birrigai, you can access the conference room or the hall.
Food at Birrigai is healthy and delicious. You will be able to find various types of recipes and on certain days, even international food items are sold out. The dining room is large and can occupy more than hundred people. The Tidbinbilla Restaurant is well known for great bush tucker. They cater for special celebrations like anniversaries and birthdays as well.
If you have a large group meeting venues can also arranged - other venues include Blewitt Hall, Ribbon Gum Theatre, George Lutton Theatre, Birrigai Conference Room, Birrigai Kitchenette, Lounge and Birrigai Dining Room.
The entry fee ranges from $1 to $30 depending upon the number of people in the group.
Route to Tidbinbilla:
Tidbinbilla is located 40 minutes from the City centre of South Canberra. You can also reach it within 20 minutes if you take up the Point Cut route.
You can get in touch with the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre for the opening and closing times. The Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre opens between 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 8.30am to 5pm on weekends.