Family and friends picnicking with great views over Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra, The

The National Arboretum is Canberra's newest attraction. It's a living collection of 48,000 trees, an entertainment facility and events venue offering a unique visitor experience. Set on a 250 hectare site, the Arboretum includes 94 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. It's also home to the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection.

Enjoy free guided and self-guided tours, interactive displays, sculptures, Pod Playground, a café and shop and picnic areas with outlooks to some of Canberra's most spectacular views. The Arboretum is a great place to play!

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The Arboretum grounds are open daily from 6am-8.30pm during daylight saving, and from 7am-5.30pm during non-daylight saving. Village Centre is open daily 9am-4pm, except Christmas Day.




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Certificate of Excellence 2015


Get away from it all...just minutes from the city.

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Canberra has so much to offer and the Arboretum is just one of the treasures. It is awesome to spend an arvo strolling the grounds or letting the kids loose in the most amazing playground we have...

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Fantastic views - well worth a visit.

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As a local I have been here before, but this was the first time I ventured beyond the main building. The bonsai display is well worth a look, and the cafe offers good food with even better views. I...

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A good use of government funds

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We had seen a brief mention of the Arboretum on a TV travel program and so had it on our list of things to see the next time we visited Canberra. There is a free one hour tour of the forests on...

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Forest Drive (off Tuggeranong Parkway), Weston Creek, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2611

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