Time and time again the Best of Wildlife tour impresses those who choose to take part. A half day, afternoon tour, we travel at the best time of the day to see some of Australia’s unique animals in the wild.
Varied start time depending on the time of year (daylight saving), the tour begins with pickup at your accommodation before a half hour to 40-minute journey through the rural surrounds of Canberra to the Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla.
Here you’ll learn about the significant role played by our telescopes in the Apollo missions and first moon landing as well as current day deep space tracking.
We’ll travel the short distance to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve where some of Australia’s most iconic native animals living in the wild. Through the reserve we’ll hopefully witness and get close to:
- Colourful parrots and other birds
After hopefully spotting platypus towards the end of the tour, you’ll enjoy the 30-40 minute tour back into your accommodation with drop off to major hotels and motel chains.
This tour requires a gentle level of walking. Sighting of all listed animals is not guaranteed.
The Best Of Wildlife tour typically still operates regardless of light rain or winds.
However, if there are exceptional circumstances such as heavy snow or typhoons, the guide may contact those participating in the tour to discuss options for the tour.
Yes, you are guaranteed to see some wildlife. However, on any given day we do not know how many and which species you will see. You would be pleased to know that our wildlife tours have never not seen at least Eastern grey kangaroos, many species of colourful parrots, wallabies, platypuses and koalas.
Be sure to have comfortable walking shoes, a jacket and a hat because the tours run into the evenings it can get quite chilly.
No. In the ACT, the national park authorities do not allow wild animals to be fed by tourists or visitors for the safety of both parties.
No. In the ACT, the national park authorities do not allow wild animals to be touched by tourists or visitors for safety purposes.
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