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Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

#17 of 229 things to do in Australian Capital Territory Features Animals
RMB 141 Paddys River Rd | Paddys River, 2620, Australia
+61 62051233
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What a fantastic place to visit - a Canberra must

Absolutely fantastic. I took a group of people form North and South America and they saw platypus... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Arthur C
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Ballan, Australia
Great way to spend a day

So much beauty here! Had I realized the size of this place before I got here I would have tired to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
njsket
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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RMB 141 Paddys River Rd | Paddys River, 2620, Australia
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+61 62051233

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. I took a group of people form North and South America and they saw platypus, koala, bandicoots, emus, kookaburras and many, many birds. The rangers we encountered at the Visitors Centre and along the paths were knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

So much beauty here! Had I realized the size of this place before I got here I would have tired to have given myself a lot more time to walk around this place. If I lived near here I would defiantly have an annual pass.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location to see Australian native animals. The Koala enclosure excellent. Kangaroos everywhere and you can walk amongst them. Easy to drive around or you can walk. Best to get there at 7.30am when park opens to see more animals as they rest during the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy our barbecues there immensely but you have to be quick because the barbecues outnumber the tables. We have suggested to the staff they consider spending on some more tables only to be told they agree but head office ignores their requests. There should...More

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Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit - we take your feedback seriously so thank you for passing on your ideas. We have a number of fantastic grassed areas throughout the reserve nearby to the BBQs...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little known gem. One of the most beautiful places I've been to anywhere in Australia. A stunning 40 minutes drive outside of Canberra. There is wonderful wildlife in amongst a gorgeous setting. And around the various walks are really interesting signs with...More

Thank Nick W
Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you out here again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tidbinbilla is true to it's tagline - a unique place to explore our natural world. We saw in our visit Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Platypus, Snakes, Birds, Insects, Flora and Fauna - wonderful Australian natives!! Great place to go for a serious bush walk or just...More

Thank Jean G
Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a fantastic day at Tidbinbilla - thank you very much for your feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have now driven both ways to Tidbinbilla and they are both beautiful drives. The Sanctuary was a bit of a surprise, but you forget about the fence once inside. We saw kangaroos resting, a few platypus swimming/feeding, a pair of brolgas, a family of...More

Thank Phil M
Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

It sounds like you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we see you back here again! You may well know that he fence around the Sanctuary is to predator proof the area so that the inhabitants can roam wild without impact from feral animals but you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tidbinbilla is a 30-40 minute drive from Canberra. There are several walks and I did 2 on one day - a short and a longer. I did the Birrigai Walk and the Gibraltar Peak. Both were good, but the Gibraltar Peak walk was the best....More

Thank Redbackspider
Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your day - we have walks up to a full day so if you are looking for some more to do we can definitely provide more information on something that may suit your timeframe.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up not knowing what to expect but by the end of the day our minds were turned around. The place is just wonderful nestled into the mountains and we ended up spotting 7 different platapus in various waters which was amazing. Brolgas, roos,...More

Thank arnhemal
Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Yes most likely a bandicoot if you saw it around in the Sanctuary! Thanks for your visit and if you are able to come back again we have a range of walking trails with different areas to explore so pop into the Visitor Centre and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our Son and Daughter-in law and little grand daughter aged 4 and a half to Tidbinbilla on Easter Sunday so they could the the Koalas close up having heard so much about them. The Visitor's Center which has all been rebuilt is great,...More

Thank Pushacks
Tidbinbilla, Public Relations Manager at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Tidbinbilla and that your family had such a wonderful time - we hope to see you out here again soon!

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Gumtr
My family are visiting from overseas and they want to feed Kangaroos and cuddle a Koala or at least see 1.. Do u do this at Tidbinbilla or know of a place near Canberra that does..THANK YOU
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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Honu_Ohana
Would next week (Sept. 10) be an ok time to visit? What wildlife might we see?
3 September 2015|
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Response from Tidbinbilla | Property representative |
Hello, We will be open on the 10th, with gates opening at 7.30am and the Visitor Information Centre opening at 9am. At Tidbinbilla we have Kangaroos, Emus, Platypus, Koalas, Pelicans and lots of other bird life. If you have... More
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