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.




Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Weston on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence 2015


A Work in Progress

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The site is magnificent with views over the surrounding area and back to Canberra. But it is very much a work in progress, most of the trees are no more than saplings, I'm sure they'll be wonderful...

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Wonderful work-in-progress

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Not even the buildings are fully finished (although the visitor centre/cafe with sweeping views is good) and the plantings are a variety of ages and sizes (don't miss the old cork trees), but you can...

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A rising phoenix

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Out of the ashes of the recent Canberra bush-fires, this re-vegetated area is worth a visit. With, many varieties of world vegetation, bike/walking paths, lookouts and picnic areas, it is a place to...

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

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