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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Great place. Very cute potoroo. Spotted platypus as well. They can be under water for quite a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kiy_JE_
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Wonderful place to see animals

We had a great time walking around and looking at all of the animals. We took the children's... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Shantel S
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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is an iconic place to encounter native wildlife in their natural setting. Nestled at the base of the Tidbinbilla Range, the reserve is only a 40 minute drive south-west of Canberra’s city centre. Located within the reserve...more
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RMB 141 Paddys River Rd | Paddys River, 2620, Australia
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+61 62051233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Very cute potoroo. Spotted platypus as well. They can be under water for quite a while. So need to be patient to spot one.

Thank Kiy_JE_
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a great time walking around and looking at all of the animals. We took the children's scavenger hunts and actually had a blast checking off the things we found and adding up points for different animals. This is a great place to see...More

Thank Shantel S
Reviewed 13 July 2018

If you are looking for an amazing day out with the kids/grandkids I could recommend the Tidbinbilla experience more highly, its fantastic! For only $13.50 per car load of people for the whole day it is the best value fun day your kids will remember...More

3  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

There are so many places to visit here for nature lovers. Kangaroos and birds abound. There are play areas for the children, picnic spots, paths, open areas and bush land. The children love visiting and exploring.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We went to visit the reserve last week with my family who was visiting from overseas. The place is an hour drive from Canberra CBD. There is a park fee of $12/car and this goes up depending on what mode of transportation you are using....More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Lots of great trails and a perfect place to spend the day wandering amid the animals. We saw tons of wallabies, kangaroos, emus and even a platypus in the lake. It was fun to see the koalas in their enclosure. Just as we left the...More

Thank AGoingGal
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We enjoyed very very much especially the kids. There were a lot of things to explore and if you stay until 4 pm you will get more chance to see a lot of Kangaroo.

1  Thank MewPingu
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely, hidden gem where you can encounter wildlife with certainty: kangaroos, wallabies, platypi, koalas, pelicans, emus and much more. The entry fee is negligible and the gift shop incredibly well-appointed. Forget the zoo, go see the real Australia at Tidbinbilla.

Thank Pickytraveller1964
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Always on our list when we visit Canberra. Lots of walking trails to suit all abilities, or you can drive around the road circuit. So much to see around the wetland areas; we saw the platypus last time but this time settled for the long-necked...More

1  Thank deirodeir
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We walked around The Sanctuary, up to Gibraltar Peak, and around the Eucalypt Forest. We didn’t see any platypus, but we did see lots of other wildlife including the Koalas which were funny. Take water, sunscreen, a hat, and you’ll have a great time outdoors.

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Theresa H
9 November 2017|
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
You probably need a car inside the park unless you want to hike miles.... we had a car and was able to visit the top and all points in between. I️ think a car is required!!
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Jenniferlim25
1 July 2017|
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Response from Tidbinbilla | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Yes there is accommodation available within Tidbinbilla at the Nils Desperandum Homestead. The historic European homestead has been described by a guest as "Camping under a tin roof", which... More
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Gumtr
6 October 2015|
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Response from Michelle V | Reviewed this property |
It is illegal to pay koalas in Canberra. But you can get to within 10 metres of a group of them here. You will definitely see kangaroos and even platypus
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