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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DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

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.

ENTRY COST

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELER RATING

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

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2015

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELER REVIEWS

Go for the bonsai

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Bonsai collection is wonderful but it's early days yet for the trees. Nice idea though. In time it will be a great achievement for Canberra.

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The Cork Walk

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The national arboretum is good for road cycling : for the hills, and also for some walks through the trees. I particularly enjoyed the walk to the cork forest.

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Good family outing

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Although many of the trees are still in their early stages of growth we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the National Arboretum. Our 6yr old could have spent hours in the playground. We had lunch...

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ADDRESS

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

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