Experience Tidbinbilla like never before with WILDfest

Released 21/05/2018

Bookings are now open for an exciting overnight wildlife experience at Canberra’s premiere wildlife sanctuary – Tidbinbilla.

"WILDfest at Tidbinbilla is the ultimate family sleepover and is set to connect people with nature from Friday 28 September to Saturday 13 October 2018," ACT Parks and Conservation Nature Stays Manager Michelle Vernon said.

"For the first time, visitors will be able to wake up in the wild and explore Tidbinbilla’s incredible nature reserve while staying overnight at the spectacular Wildfest Pop Up Wilderness Family Camp.

"Campers will be able to attend a vast array of fun and safe outdoor activities including day and night wildlife encounters, ranger-guided walks, and information sessions to learn about the incredible wildlife and the Indigenous and European history in the Valley. It’s a great chance to see animals in their natural bush setting.

"By night, campers can experience Dreamtime stories by firelight, all within the comfort of a fully catered 'glamping' tent accommodation with amenities on site. A delicious dinner and breakfast is also provided."

Tidbinbilla is located 40 minutes by car from the centre of Canberra. It is home to an amazing array of flora and fauna which includes the fascinating bettongs (rat kangaroos), potaroos, platypus, turtles, kangaroos, emus, koalas and lyre birds.

Bookings for 'A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla' are strictly limited and can be made for the period of Friday 28 September to Saturday 13 October 2018.

Costs are $195 per night for kids and $295 per night for adults, all inclusive. Guests are also given a day pass to explore Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve after their check-out.

For more information please visit: www.wildfest.com.au/tidbinbilla/

Event details:

When: Friday 28 September – Saturday 13 October 2018 inclusive

Where: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Cost: Inclusive adult and children rates start from $195


  • Dreamtime stories by firelight.
  • Day and night wildlife encounters with ACT Parks and Conservation Rangers.
  • Ranger-guided walks.
  • Supervised swimming.
  • Overnight 'glamping' tent accommodation.
  • Breakfast and dinner.

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Section: ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate | Media Releases

Media Contacts

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Christopher Clarke

02 6207 1587

0422 660 867


Amanda Fry (WILDfest)

0418 262 282


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