Birrigai Outdoor School 2024

Nestled amidst mountain peaks, native woodlands, tranquil streams and teeming with abundant wildlife, Birrigai sprawls across 570 acres of stunning Ngunnawal Country, adjacent to the Tidbinbilla Range and Namadgi National Park.

Embrace the Australian spring during your stay, marked by warming weather and kangaroo joeys (baby kangaroos). The native bush comes to life with the vibrant hues and fragrant aromas of wildflowers, including native orchids and the bulbine lily. Discover the beauty of Birrigai through its myriad private walking trails, inviting you to explore the captivating natural wonders of this more-than-human world.

Experience quintessential Australia where the land echoes stories spanning eons. Wander along ancient Songline trails, well-trodden for 25,000 years by the indigenous Ngunnawal people. Discover Birrigai's granite tors, rock formations, and culturally modified trees, encapsulating the essence of the land's rich history. Immerse yourself in the spiritual significance of the Birrigai Rock Shelter, the most significant Aboriginal sacred site in the Australian alpine region. We will be welcomed by the local indigenous people of this land and the staff at Birrigai.

Explore more before or after the immersion Directly behind Birrigai lies the spectacular Gibraltar Peak, featuring an acclaimed 8km hike to the peak that ranks among the top 10 day hikes in Australia. Adjoining Birrigai is Canberra’s premier Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a haven for diverse wildlife. It is home to kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus, potoroos, bandicoots, wallaroos, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds and many other birds and reptiles. The immersion coincides with Canberra’s internationally renowned Floriade festival - a celebration of spring, and the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere.