A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla

$195.00

Experience Canberra’s premier wildlife sanctuary like never before with the ultimate family sleepover –
A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla.

Explore this vast 54.5 square kilometre Nature Reserve with specially designed ranger guided activities that offer NEW ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in this unique landscape, understand the culture of the traditional country of the Ngunnawal people and see the history of European settlement in the Tidbinbilla Valley.

From CSI Tidbinbilla, Scavenge the Sanctuary to Behind the Scenes at the Vet centre and Hi Tech Wildlife – this is an overnight experience like no other. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve has koalas, wombats and kangaroos which we all love but we also want to introduce some of the lesser known animals to our guests – bettongs, corroboree frogs and potoroos amongst them.

Time to get wild and stay at Tidbinbilla.

Bookings are now open for the Spring School Holidays Fri 25 Sept – Sat 10 Oct 2020 inclusive – cost $195 pp per night

We are completely SOLD OUT

We also have a special night on Wed 7 Oct where your stay includes a photography class with Ari Rex – cost $390 pp

Beginner to Intermediate Photography Workshop
Learn how to capture amazing nightscapes with award-winning photographer Ari Rex known through for his breath taking starry imagery.

Duration
About 4 hours

What will you learn
– How to plan a night shoot,
– How to use your camera, using the manual settings, to capture the Milky Way; nightscapes; startrails; timelapses and panoramas.
– How to setup your camera to get pin sharp focus of the stars and foreground objects.
– Tips and tricks for using creative foreground lighting techniques.

What do I need?

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Wide-angle lens of at least 24mm or wider
  • Tripod

Recommended but not required

  • Smart phone
  • Head torch
  • Intervalometer
  • Fast lens with an aperture of f1.4 to f2.8

 

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Tidbinbilla Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp

We are delighted to announce that Wildfest® at Tidbinbilla is back for the Spring School Holidays in 2019. You can experience Tidbinbilla like never before with the ultimate family sleepover at our Wildfest Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp in the picturesque ACT Park.

The importance of our native flora and fauna in the natural world has never been more vital and Tidbinbilla runs one of Australia’s unique endangered species conservation and breeding programs. Some successful programs include work with the Northern Corroboree Frogs and Southern Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies. See these animals and other wonderful Australian wildlife in Tidbinbilla. Possible wildlife sightings include koalas, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, sugar gliders, kangaroos and many others.

Explore this vast 54.5 square kilometre Nature Reserve with specially designed ranger guided activities that offer NEW ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in this unique landscape, understand the culture of the traditional country of the Ngunnawal people and see the history of European settlement in the Tidbinbilla Valley.

 

Wake Up In the Wild – Experience Tidbinbilla in a whole new light

‘Glamping’ tent accommodation is now available at Tidbinbilla and we have created an itinerary designed for families packed with NEW exclusive day & night wildlife encounters with ACT Parks Wildlife Officers where you see animals in their natural habitat. You can walk with Park Rangers, enjoy roasting marshmallows by the fire, experience Hi Tech Wildlife, go behind the scenes at the Vet Centre or solve the mystery of CSI Tidbinbilla as well as star gazing after your dinner. And after check out take the rest of the day to explore this wildlife sanctuary even further. The reserve offers 16 hiking trails from Cascades Trail to Gibraltar Rock as well as a rich Aboriginal history and nearby is Canberra’s Deep Space Communication Complex – NASA Tracking Station. There is much more than you can imagine at Tidbinbilla.

Bookings can be made on Friday 27 & Sat 28 Sept, Thurs 3 to Sun 6 Oct as well as Thurs 9 – Sat 12 Oct with more dates to come.  Adults are $295 per night and kids are $195 per night. Tidbinbilla Annual Open day is also on Sunday 29 September 2019.

Fully Inclusive Packages

Glamping guests experience one of our sample itineraries and stay in our  6m Emperor bell tents. Each tent includes

  • Real beds – Mattress on bed bases, floor rugs and welcome mat
  • Quality bed linen package – sheets, pillow cases, warm doona, warm throw and cushion
  • Luggage rack
  • Bed side tables with solar lights

Overnight guests also get the use of our central catering tent where we serve Dinner & Breakfast and we have the use of on-site public toilets at Flints. You must bring your own toiletries. A detailed list of what to bring and inclusions will be sent prior to your stay.

We have tents that can accommodate 2, 3 or 4 people and these can be booked either by credit card via the BOOK NOW button or via direct debit. To arrange your invoice email bookings@wildfest.com.au – with the subject line Wildfest at Tidbinbilla – please nominate your date as well as how many adults and children are attending. If your family is bigger than 4 persons, extra beds can be added into our larger tents by arrangement and whilst the activities are designed for kids 5 – 12 years ideally, we can accommodate kids under 5 years by prior arrangement.

If you are re booking for a repeat visit, we welcome you back and ask you to check the sample itineraries to ensure you are scheduled to enjoy different activities on your second overnight stay with us.

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We are delighted to announce that Wildfest® at Tidbinbilla is back for the Spring School Holidays in 2020. You can experience Tidbinbilla like never before with the ultimate family sleepover at our Wildfest Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp in the picturesque ACT Park.

The importance of our native flora and fauna in the natural world has never been more vital and Tidbinbilla runs one of Australia’s unique endangered species conservation and breeding programs. Likely wildlife sightings include koalas, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, sugar gliders, kangaroos and many others.

TripAdvisor Review “This was our first time visiting Tidbinbilla, and it was fantastic …. beautiful camping under a bright, starry sky in such a luxury tent. All our needs were catered to and the kids had a great time sitting by the fire, toasting marshmallows and making damper. The tours were excellent and just the right length.”

 

We have created an itinerary designed for families packed with day & night wildlife encounters with ACT Parks Wildlife Officers where you see animals in their natural habitat. You can walk with Park Rangers, enjoy roasting marshmallows by the fire, experience Hi Tech Wildlife, go behind the scenes at the Vet Centre or solve the mystery of CSI Tidbinbilla as well as star gazing after your dinner.

There is much more than you can imagine at Tidbinbilla.
Open from Friday 25 & Sat 26 Sept, Tues 29 to Sun 4 Oct inclusive as well as Tues 6 – Sat 10 Oct 2020.

We know how much you love our tents and just being in nature so we have reduced down our activities to 4 per visit which means Adults and kids are now $195 per person per night.

Each tent includes

Real beds – Mattress on bed bases, floor rugs and welcome mat
Quality bed linen package – sheets, pillow cases, warm doona, warm throw and cushion
Luggage rack
Bed side tables with solar lights

Overnight guests also get the use of our central catering tent where we serve Dinner & Breakfast and we have the use of on-site public toilets at Flints. You must bring your own toiletries.
A detailed list of what to bring and inclusions will be sent prior to your stay.

We have tents that can accommodate 2, 3, 4 & 5 people and these can be booked either by credit card via the BOOK NOW button or via direct debit.

TripAdvisor Review “A fully supported nature immersion with amazing wild life encounters. Quality educators including indigenous rangers and experienced outdoor guides. Quality glamping tents with luxurious extras including hot water bottles, warm doonas, soft pillows, throws, rugs and solar lights………Simply didn’t want it to end. Memories to last a life time!”

Want to Learn how to take images like this one and meet renown night photographer Ari Rex?

For one night only we are offering an adult itinerary for your stay at Tidbinbilla where you get to experience this incredible park, sleep in our beautiful tents and also join us for a beginners to intermediate Astro-photography workshop.

We will be starting an hour before sunset and finishing 3 hours after sunset so about 4 hours in total to learn to capture images like this one of the Milky Way over our tents.

Overnight package still include 2 afternoon activities, Dinner, Breakfast and a morning sleep in before check out.

Cost is $390 per person all inclusive.

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Sat 6 Feb, Sun 7 March, Sat 13 March, Sun 14 March

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