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Canberra Best of Wildlife Tour

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Experience the allure of Australian wildlife on this four-hour guided tour. Explore Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Deep Space Tracking Station while spotting iconic native animals.


  • Discover Australia's unique wildlife at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
  • Learn about Australia's role in deep space exploration at the Tracking Station
  • Witness the charming interaction between a Kangaroo and Joey in the wild
  • Experience the thrill of spotting a Platypus in its natural habitat
  • Admire Australian outback views from a comfortable tour vehicle


Embark on an enchanting half-day adventure with the Best of Wildlife Tour, operated by Canberra's longest-running tour company, Canberra Guided Tours. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and come face-to-face with Australia's unique wildlife in their natural habitat. The tour commences with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in our comfortable tour vehicle. Then, take a picturesque 30-40 minute drive through Canberra's rural landscapes to reach the iconic Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla. Here, learn about the pivotal role Australia played in the Apollo missions, the first moon landing, and ongoing deep space exploration. Next, immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. As you journey through this pristine sanctuary, prepare to encounter Australia's unique fauna, including Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, the elusive Platypus, colourful parrots, Emus, and more. Our expert guides, backed by years of local knowledge, will ensure you have the best opportunity to spot these amazing creatures. The tour concludes with a relaxing drive back to Canberra, with drop-offs at major hotels and motel chains. You'll return with a wealth of memories and a deeper understanding of Australia's fascinating wildlife and space exploration history. Whether you're an international visitor desiring a taste of Australia's unique wildlife, or an avid photographer in pursuit of capturing the perfect shot, the Best of Wildlife Tour promises an unforgettable experience. Book your adventure today, and let us take you closer to nature's wonders. Please note that this tour requires a gentle level of walking and sighting of all listed animals is not guaranteed. Remember to bring comfortable walking shoes, a jacket, and a hat as the tours run into the evenings when it can get quite chilly.


Expert Local Tour Guide Comfortable tour vehicle for pickup and drop-off Entry to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Pickup from major hotel & motel chains Wildlife spotting in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve: Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Platypus, Colorful parrots, and Emus Visit to Deep Space Tracking Station Views of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Australian Trees Safe and family-friendly tour Comfortable and clean vehicle for travel Mobile ticket Free cancellation up to 24-hours in advance Four-hour, approx., afternoon tour Suitable for English speakers Seasonal start times: 1pm pickup winter months (1 April to 1 October), 3pm pickup summer months (1 October to 1 April)

Important Information

  • This tour involves gentle walking, so wear comfortable footwear. It may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Weather conditions, such as light rain or wind, do not typically affect the tour. However, in exceptional circumstances, options will be discussed with participants. Sightings of all listed animals cannot be guaranteed as wildlife behavior is unpredictable. Yet, our tours regularly spot Eastern grey kangaroos, colourful parrots, wallabies, platypuses, and koalas. The tour does not include provision of water & snacks. Please ensure to carry your own refreshments as per your needs. ACT's national park authorities prohibit feeding or touching the animals for safety reasons. As the tour runs into the evenings, carry a jacket as it can get quite chilly. Free Cancellation is applicable only up to 24-hours in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is family-friendly but parental supervision is required.

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