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National Parks / Reserves, Canberra: 23 reviews and 81 photos

  mob of roos protected by electric fences
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  • mob of roos protected by electric fences - Canberra
      mob of roos protected by electric fences
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  • A lone emu lazying about - Canberra
      A lone emu lazying about
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  • roo poos are everywhere - Canberra
      roo poos are everywhere
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  • the entrance at Tidbinbilla Reserve - Canberra
      the entrance at Tidbinbilla Reserve
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  • exotic Aussie native "Black Boy" - Canberra
      exotic Aussie native "Black Boy"
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Tidbinbilla NAture Reserve is a delightful place teeming with native Aussie animals, especially the gorgeous kangaroos, platypuses, emus, etc, including Australian plants and shrubs like my favourite "Black Boy."

We chanced upon this place while driving to our favourite spot, Corin Forest, for a bit of snow fun. However, we were dismayed to find there was no snow this year there so we explore the areas around there and were pleasantly surprised to see the reserve.

Despite it being near closing time, we hurriedly got off to examine more closely the mob of roos quietly lazying about i the tranquil bush setting of Tidbinbilla. Of course, we did our best to take photos amidst the darkening sky above us! We were rewarded with several magical shots we shall treasure forever!

We also saw a group of people sitting quietly as they observe the wondrous natural setting around them. There was a lone emu, foraging in the grasslands there. It is common to find plenty of "roo" poos everywhere there so it was amusing to see those tiny round blackish pellets on the grounds. We promise to come back as we were aching to see more but the park closes at 6 and it was getting dark. It has been an exhausting but fulfilling day for the whole family.

It must bed noted that Canberra has been in the news several weeks ago for their project on the culling of kangaroos to reduce their number. According to the news, it is the most economical way to do so and I am personally opposed to this idea. However, unless someone comes up with a more feasible and "humans" alternative, these kangaroos will be "slaughtered" in the capital ( I heard this is being done already.)

Website: http://www.australianalps.deh.gov.au/parks/tidbinbilla.html

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  • Written Jul 7, 2008
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