21 May 2018

Wake up in the wild at Tidbinbilla - limited offer to camp out at picturesque ACT nature reserve

| Lachlan Roberts
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Experience Tidbinbilla like never before with WILDfest. Photos: Supplied.

Do you like the idea of camping and experiencing wildlife but don’t want to travel and still want the comfort of sleeping in a bed? Well, Tidbinbilla has an offer for you.

Do not miss the chance to book an exciting overnight wildlife experience at Canberra’s premier wildlife sanctuary – Tidbinbilla.

Kicking off during the September and October school holidays, you can experience Tidbinbilla like never before with the ultimate family sleepover – the Wildfest Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp in the picturesque ACT Park.

Explore the vast 54.5 square kilometre nature reserve with ranger-guided activities that offer new ways to learn about the diversity of wildlife in a unique landscape.

Take the opportunity to understand the culture of the traditional country of the Ngunnawal people and see the history of European settlement in the Tidbinbilla Valley.

Business and Tourism manager of ACT Parks and Conservation Nature Michelle Vernon said WILDfest at Tidbinbilla is the ultimate family sleepover and is set to connect people with nature.

“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,” she said.

“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,” Ms Vernon said.

This is the first time ‘glamping’ tent accommodation is available at Tidbinbilla, where you can walk with park rangers, enjoy fireside Dreamtime stories, join in camp songs and star gazing activities after your BBQ dinner.

The park 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.

Glamping guests experience one of the sample itineraries and stay in either a 5m or 6m bell tent. Each tent includes mattress on bed bases, floor rugs, a welcome mat along with sheets, pillow cases, a warm doona, a warm throw and cushion.

Dinner and breakfast is also provided.

Event details:

  • When: Friday 28 September – Saturday 13 October 2018 inclusive
  • Where: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
  • Cost: Inclusive adult and children rates start from $195

Bookings for ‘A Wild Night Out at Tidbinbilla’ are strictly limited. For more information, visit here.

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