Sanctuary Loop
  • Length: 2.1km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Paddy's River Road

  • End: Paddy's River Road

  • Closest Town: Gordon

  • Location: Tidbinbilla

  • Distance from state capital: 44km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.43945425

  • Longitude: 148.9449445

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Sanctuary Loop is a 2.1km, grade 2 Return hike located in Tidbinbilla ACT. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

A series of interconnected habitat zones, linked by an informative and interesting walking trail that is wheelchair friendly. There is also a shorter trail which is 1.1 km and takes approximately an hour.

Getting there

A series of interconnected habitat zones, linked by an informative and interesting walking trail that is wheelchair friendly. There is also a shorter trail which is 1.1 km and takes approximately an hour.

About the region

Tidbinbilla

Experience the region’s wildlife in a natural setting at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Explore a reserve rich in Aboriginal history including artefacts and rock shelters dating back to at least 21,000 years ago and see a stunning array of plants, animals and boulders. Journey through wetlands, grassland, wet forest and sub-alpine forest, then learn about the program to bring endangered species back from the brink of extinction. Discover plenty about the natural and cultural history in the visitor centre or by attending a Ranger-guided walk, held every weekend, school holidays and public holiday. Bring a picnic and make a day of all things natural. Free electric, gas and wood-fired barbeques are available. You can also explore the Tidbinbilla precinct and voyage into space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, buy an ice cream in the quaint village of Tharwa, visit Lanyon Homestead, ride the alpine bobsled at Corin Forest and even camp nearby in Namadgi National Park. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals living in diverse sub-alpine habitats including wetlands, grasslands, wet and dry forests and woodlands. These habitats support a wide range of wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, platypus, potoroos, wallaroos, possums, wombats, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds, Eastern Bettongs as well as many other animals. Tidbinbilla plays a vital role in wildlife management and protection, in particular the breeding programs for the endangered Northern Corroboree Frog and the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby. The Sanctuary at Tidbinbilla offers fabulous nature based experiences and a great way to discover our natural world. For more information visit www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au or call Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre on 6205 1233.


For more information, a location map and facilities please visit the ACT Government Information Portal.