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“Kangaroos, platapus, emu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
RMB 141 | Tidbinbilla, 2620, Australia
61 2 2051226
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Discover Australia's distinctive wildlife by walking through the nature trails and observing numerous animals interact in their environments.
Stafford, Virginia
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56 attraction reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Kangaroos, platapus, emu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Fun drive, nice walks, lots of kangaroos and we even saw a platapus. The koala area was closed due to flooding and some of the paths were also closed. The gates close at six, cost is 10 dollars for a car. Nice friendly staff and neat shop at the beginning. Animals ever wear. It took us a few hours to drive and walk the exhibits. I would like to have spent a half day there. Bring a picnic lunch or stop by the cafe. You will love the wildlife.

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Portland, Oregon
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“Incredible kangaroo adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is an absolute treasure, I can't wait to go back. For $10/car, you wouldn't even have to leave your vehicle to have a brilliant time and take home fabulous pictures of wildlife. I saw more kangaroos here than anywhere else in Oz. Hundreds. Beautiful, clean, well paved and with numerous hikes of varying difficulty. A wonderful large kids play area with a zipline. We were here for only 2 hours and had so much fun, I can only imagine how much you could explore and see over a few days.

Visited June 2012
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“Great kids playspace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Tidbinbilla has a fun visitors centre with a small display area with reptiles and the beautiful and rare Corroboree Frog. There are lots of walks including a nice walk that is wheelchair accessible - we were sitting on a seat in the middle of the walk and a brown snake slithered past. The rangers run all sorts of talks and you can see animals in really natural settings. There is a great adventure playground for kids of all ages with BBQs and toilets close by and the occassional emu walking past. Spend the day here or drive a few kms back down the road to the cafe and displays at the Tidbinbilla Deep Space communication centre (don't know the exact name of it).

Visited April 2012
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Estes Park, Colorado
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“Stunning natural area - not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Tidbinbilla is simply stunning. The visitor center is well done with snacks, information about the nature area and some great souveniers. There are a ton of walks, many that are good for kids, some longer/harder. The area called the sanctuary is a special treat- amazing boardwalk walks, so much wildlife. The reserve has a fantastic playground complete with slides, a flying fox and more. The park has a ton of grills so you can easily BBQ some sausages. Most of all, the kangaroos! They are everywhere and you can't miss a close encounter with them. I rate Tidbinbilla as the top attraction in the Canberra area!

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“A very good place to visit roos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

As pretty and well designed as it is, Canberra is not the most exciting city in the world. The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is a great place to go if you want to get up close to lots of Kangaroos in a relatively uncrowded spot. It is not done up fancy like the zoos and nature parks around other Australian cities, but it has a genuine feel to it. It is a nice place to go outside of Canberra, especially if you like kangaroos.

Visited May 2011
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