Experience Tidbinbilla this Easter

Released 23/03/2016

You can kick start the Easter holidays at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve tomorrow by wandering through the shady paths of the Reserve’s Cascade and Lyrebird trails with an experienced ranger.

“The Cascade and Lyrebird trails are well known to those who love exploring the outdoors,” John McRae, leading trail guide and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Ranger said.

“Throughout this picturesque walk, visitors get the chance to explore tall eucalypt forests, threaded with small cascading streams and ferny gullies. As the trails lead through a wet eucalypt forest, they offer a different means to experience Tidbinbilla.

“Taking a guided walk also offers visitors the opportunity to draw on the depths of an experienced ranger’s knowledge. They can learn about a variety of different landscapes and habitats and ask questions about all aspects of land management.

“The bushwalks are home to a wide variety of native animals and you never know what you are going to see on any given day. As the name suggests, the trails are particularly notorious for their lyrebird population, which are at their most active throughout winter. 

“The Cascade and Lyrebird bushwalks, like much of Tidbinbilla were hit particularly hard during the 2003 ACT bushfires. They are now a terrific example of how rapidly Australian forests can recover from such events.”

This event is offered in conjunction with the ‘Bush Capital: a natural history of the ACT’ exhibition at Canberra Museum and Gallery. This exhibit explores diverse representations of Canberra’s natural history and will be on display until Sunday 26 June.

For more information on the Cascade and Lyrebird bushwalks at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, call (02) 6205 1233 or visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au

When:   11 am to 12 pm, Thursday 24 March
Cost:     Entry to the reserve only 
             Booking essential

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