Sleep under the stars
A Wild Night Out
Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp With Educational Ranger Led ExperiencesTidbinbilla
Returns from Friday 27 September to Saturday 12 October 2019
Sleep under the stars, wake up in the wild and see Australian Capital Territory’s picturesque nature reserve, Tidbinbilla in a whole new light with A Wild Night Out -Tidbinbilla Pop Up Family Wilderness Camp returning from Friday 27 September to Saturday 12 October 2019.
With parents and kids alike at a real risk of ‘nature deficit disorder’, these spring school holidays is the time to switch off from the daily grind and technology to completely go off the grid as a family for an overnight sleepover like no other.
Take in Tidbinbilla’s unpolluted air, marvel at Mother Nature in all her natural glory, spot wildlife in their natural habitat, roast marshmallows by the evening fire and indulge in time as a family as you sleep under the stars and wake up to the sounds of birdsong and the smell of fresh mountain air.
As a family, take part in educational and interactive experiences designed specifically for this overnight stay including Welcome to the Park, Scavenge the Sanctuary, Behind the Scenes at the Vet Centre, The Life of a Ranger, Fireside Culture Chat, Morning Birds of Tidbinbilla and Aboriginal Hanging Rock.
This unique wilderness camp also includes a child-friendly CSI inspired activity and a fun Hi-Tech Wildlife infra-red camera and night scopes experience, a big favourite with our past glampers.
“The faster life gets, the more time we spend online and inside, the more we remove ourselves from the positive benefits of nature. This only leads to stress, anxiety and the likelihood we will experience negative moods. There is even a name for it now – nature deficit disorder. More than ever, we need to disconnect from the daily grind and technology and connect with each other in a nurturing environment. Nature is the antidote as not only is it imperative to our physical and emotional wellbeing, it is crucial to our mental health,” said Experience Nature Group’s, Amanda Fry.
Each overnight family sleepover package includes five of the listed educational activities as well as breakfast, dinner, campfire activity including star-gazing, roasting marshmallows and 6metre Emperor Bell glamping tent accommodation (each tent includes real beds with quality bed linen).
After checking out from their overnight stay guests can spend the rest of the day exploring Tidbinbilla’s 16 hiking trails, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and NASA Tracking Station. Throughout the school holidays the nation’s capital will be bustling with things to do including Floriade, a floral display of more than a million bulbs and annuals planted across 8,000 square metres of the inner-city, as well as DreamWorks Animation Exhibition and the National Gallery of Australis Sculpture Garden.
WILDfest® Pop Up Wilderness Family Camp launched one year ago, is only on during the Autumn and Spring School Holidays and is fast becoming the must do family ecotourism experience of the territory.
WILDfest® Pop Up Wilderness Family Camp
Dates: Friday 27 September to Saturday 12 October 2019
Location: 40 minutes south of Canberra – access off Paddy’s River Road via Cotter Road (Weston Creek)
Pricing: Adults $295 per night and kids are $195 per night
About ACT Parks & Conservation and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
ACT Parks and Conservation Service is the ACT Government’s national parks, nature conservation and land management agency. It manages 73% of the land in the ACT. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (Tidbinbilla) is located in the foothills of the mountain ranges that dominate the western half of the ACT. It is about 40 km south west of Canberra city and is located adjacent to Namadgi National Park.
Tidbinbilla is a vital part of the ACT’s park and reserve network and an important tourism and recreation resource for the community. With beautiful mountain ranges, spectacular exposed granite tors, foothill valleys and sheltered streams. Tidbinbilla is the ideal place to see native Australian wildlife in their natural setting. The reserve supports 160 bird species, 30 retile species and 34 mammal species. Tidbinbilla is committed to conserving Australia’s endangered species through breeding and maintaining insurance populations. Tidbinbilla is a leader in endangered species conservation, demonstrated by the successful re-introductions of Northern Corroboree Frogs, Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies and Eastern Bettongs.
About Experience Nature Group
Experience Nature Group is made up of several unique brands all with one common goal, to connect you with nature in unique and compelling ways. These include Wildfest®, an annual Wild Nature Festival, Wild Food Adventures offering day tours to the Southern Highlands and Highland Harvest Feasts, a series of seasonal events https://experiencenature.com.au/