Canberrans invited to rediscover Tidbinbilla

Released 05/10/2018

Tidbinbilla is opening its gates and encouraging the Canberra community to attend the annual open day this Sunday 7 October.

“This year we want people to ‘rediscover Tidbinbilla’ by heading out to Canberra’s own backyard and reconnecting with Tidbinbilla’s diverse nature and heritage,” Executive Director, Environment, Ian Walker said

“Visitors will be able to encounter the reserve’s abundant wildlife, trek the many walking trails, take part in guided activities, or discover the rich Aboriginal and early pioneer history of the Tidbinbilla Valley.

“Entry to the open day is completely free with the main activities taking place at Sheedy’s picnic area. There will be free entertainment and various children’s activities including a live reptile display, face painting, a NaturePlay Kids Hub, as well as live music and food stalls (cash only).

“Our Murrumbung Rangers will be teaching people how to throw a boomerang and learn traditional weaving skills. Once they have mastered the art of boomerang throwing, visitors can learn about bush tucker while the rangers share stories of the region.

“The day is a great opportunity to pack a picnic and enjoy this great community event with family and friends, while experiencing the many wonders Tidbinbilla has to offer.

“A free bus service is available to transport visitors around the reserve, picking up from the car park at Dalsetta to drop off and pick up locations at Sheedy’s picnic area and the sanctuary.”

For more information call the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 6205 1233 or visit

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