Ranger guided walks and activities

Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every day in March

10am – 3pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary

Explore the Sanctuary

Come and meet a volunteer interpreter who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.

Cost: included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every day

in March

1.30pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Sanctuary

Pelican feed

Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable wetland inhabitants. Meet at Pond 4 Boardwalk in Sanctuary at 1.30 pm

Cost: included in entry fee.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Sunday 5 March4-6 pmHelms Place close to intersection Rivett / Richards Streets, HackettAnt walk

Join ant researcher Ravi Palavalli-Nettimi, from Macquarie University for a walk to explore the ants living on Mt Majura.
Children with adults are welcome.

Bring sun protection, sturdy shoes, and a magnifying glass if you have one.

Ant guides are available for gold coin donations.

Further information www.majura.org

12 March

9.30am to 10.30am

Point Hut Pond at the car park

McGilvray Close off Knoke Ave, Gordon

Damsels and dragons

Bring hats, sturdy shoes and sun block.

Bookings: essential of no bookings required

Saturday 4

and

Saturday 18

March

7.45pm-10.30pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla after dark tour

Join a guided spotlight tour to discover the hidden secrets of Tidbinbilla at night. Possums, kangaroos, koalas, long-nosed potoroos, eastern bettongs and southern brush-tailed rock wallabies all emerge at dusk.

Cost: Adults - $45 Children (7-12 years) - $32

Family package (2 adults, 2 children) - $135

Bookings essential. Enquires: 1800 032 501

Bookings:http://naturewise.com.au/eco-holidays/nsw-act/tidbinbilla-tid-after-dark/

Tuesday

21 March

7:30am

Meet at the Weston Creek ponds (park near RSPCA)

Active travel week (17-24 March 2017) commuter ride

Ride from Weston Creek to Belconnen – starting at the Weston Creek ponds (park near RSPCA) and finish at the Australian Institute of Sport (where people can cycle on bike paths to Belconnen, Dickson or the city)

The ride is approx 17 km.   

No bookings required.

Thursday

23 March

7:30am

Meet at the AIS car park

Active travel week (17-24 March 2017) commuter ride

Belconnen to Weston Creek – starting at the AIS car park and finishing at the Weston Creek ponds (where people can cycle on bike paths to Woden or Tuggeranong)

The ride is approximately 17 km.

No bookings required.

Sunday

19th March

11am – 12pm

Meet at Cotter Catchment Lookout carpark. It is a dirt car park on Brindabella Rd 2km up from the intersection of Brindbella and Cotter Rd.

A landscape in recovery – Lower Cotter Catchment

Take a walk with a ranger to the Cotter Catchment Lookout, and be rewarded by a fantastic view of the reservoir and surrounds.  On the way, learn about how ACTPCS is working to restore the catchment and protect Canberra’s water supply.

Distance: 1.7km  Difficulty: Moderate

Enquiries: 6207 2425

Every day in March

9am – 4pm

National Arboretum Canberra,

Village Centre

The award winning Village Centre is home to the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection, Sprout Cafe, The Conservatory Restaurant and The Curatoreum gift shop.

Cost: Free entry

Enquiries: 6207 8484

Every day in March

10am – 3pm

Meet at the Village Centre Information  Desk

Free Guided talks – 20 minutes

Meet a volunteer guide and hear stories about the forests and find out what makes this such a special place for people, as well as trees.

Cost: Free

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Every day in March

6am – 8.30pm

National Arboretum Canberra

The Great Outdoors

Enjoy great walking and cycling trails, the unique Pod Playground and picnic tables in the Himalayan cedars.

Every Sunday & Wednesday

in March.

PLUS on

Eucalypt Day Thursday 23 March

Every Saturday in March

10am

2pm

Meet at the Village Centre Information Desk

Forest Walks at the National Arboretum Canberra

We will be celebrating Eucalypt Day all month at the National Arboretum. On this hour long walk, you will discover the eucalypts in and around the Village Centre. See a range of eucalypt species in the Discovery Garden, the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection Garden and in Forest 20: the Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park (STEP). The Eucalypt timbers used as architectural features in the Village Centre will also be highlighted.

Cost: Free.

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6207 8484

Saturday 4 March

Gates open:

12 noon – 5pm

Free guided tours:

12.30pm – 3.30pm

Family tour: 2pm

Enter the main gates of the Arboretum and follow the signs to River Road

Forest Open Day in the Southern Forest.

Explore the Arboretum’s hidden treasures. For one day only, the gates on River Road will be open and visitors can drive around and wander through some of the Arboretum's most colourful and rare forests, usually closed to cars. Bring a picnic and enjoy our beautiful forests.  Cost: Free.
For more information, call 02 6207 8484 or visit
www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au

Thursday 9 March

5.30pm – 8.30pm

Ticketed Event

Enlighten – Sunset at the Arboretum

The countdown to Enlighten is officially on! This year, take a special scenic guided walk through the forests around Dairy Farmers Hill to the lookout and watch the sunset over the Brindabella Ranges. Return at dusk by torch with views over Canberra’s lights. Then be welcomed in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection under lights to the sound of the Shakuhachi flute while enjoying canap├ęs and refreshments. Bookings at www.enlightencanberra.com.au

Monday 20 – Sunday 27 March

9am – 4pm

National Arboretum Canberra and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection

Bonsai Week at the National Arboretum Canberra

Bonsai Week at the National Arboretum Canberra offers a week of demonstrations, curator guided tours, social events and an exhibition of handmade bonsai pots. Guest presenter Tony Tickle from the UK is an internationally renowned, award winning Bonsai artist.

Monday 20 - Sunday 26 March - FREE daily event
10.30am - 11.30am - Bonsai technique demonstrations
1pm - 1.30pm - Curator-guided tours

Highlights: Friday 24 March - Bookings required.

1.30am - 3.30pm - A Bonsai case study over 20 years "From Mountain to Exhibition'. Presentation by Tony Tickle. Free event.
5.30pm - 9pm - Gala Cocktail evening demonstration and auction.
Bookings required. Call 02 6207 8484
http://www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au/