Birrigai is located in the beautiful Ngunnawal Country adjacent to the Tidbinbilla and Namadgi National Park. Birrigai is an easy 40 minute drive from the Canberra airport and city centre and is set amongst a beautiful natural landscape surrounded by mountain peaks, natural woodland and sheltered streams where native wildlife is in abundance. Being spring in Australia, it is highly likely that joey (baby) kangaroos will be curious onlookers for parts of the immersion.
Birrigai’ s granite tors and rock formations include Canberra’s most significant Aboriginal sacred site – the Birrigai rock shelter which has been archaeologically dated to having hosted continuous human occupation for the last 25,000 years.
Birrigai is a place of significance in the culture and heritage of the Ngunnawal Peoples, traditional custodians of the lands on which Birrigai is situated.
Directly behind Birrigai is the stunning Gibraltar Peak, the 8km hike to the peak is listed amongst the top 10 Australian hikes by the team at Australian Hiker.
Next door to Birrigai is Canberra’s premier Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve which is home to a wide range of wildlife including, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus, potoroos, bandicoots, wallaroos, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds as well as many other birds and reptiles.
This immersion also coincides with Canberra’s Internationally renowned Floriade festival. Floriade is a celebration of spring. Along with flowers, Floriade presents an exciting entertainment program throughout the four weeks. Floriade features visiting and local performing artists, exhibitions, activities for the kids and more! Canberra's Floriade is now the largest event of this nature in the southern hemisphere. Over 1 million bulbs and annuals are used for the event every year.