Ex-Bruce Hallers from ANU and friends (and grandchild) at The Sanctuary, TNR – older but little wiser

Wednesday 28 October: The Sanctuary, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve – S/E. A wheelchair-paced lap of the Sanctuary with pommy friends Bill and Lainey.

9 of us drove in 3 vehicles to the car park at The Sanctuary.

Further Information

See The Sanctuary‘s website at TNR.


Distance: 1-2km | Climb: 50m | Time: 11.00am-12.30pm (1hr 30mins) | Grading: S/E; VE(3)


Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slideshow.

Track Notes

The Sanctuary at Tidbinbilla is one of the jewels in the crown of TNR. Not the jewel, as there are so many other wonderful parts – picnic spots, historical sites, a myriad of other walks and huge walking up on the Tidbinbilla Range high above. Just 30-40 minutes from town, it’s a great visit and well worth the small vehicle entrance fee.

We enjoyed a beautiful spring day – blue sky and sunshine, hardly a breath of breeze and twittering birds galore. Perhaps not the pace that English visitors Will and Lainey are used to, but great for one recovering from an operation, my dear wife in her wheelchair and a grandson in a stroller with grandparents.

To top it off we scored not one, but two, lengthy platypus viewings, a red-bellied black snake in the reeds beside the boardwalk and a clutch of Moorhen chicks.

A well-spent couple of hours.


7 walkers and 2 riders.