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

Great views

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The trees are still quite small and it will be amazing in a few years once they've grown but it's still a lovely spot for a picnic or a coffee or lunch. Pretty spot.

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Went just for the Bonsai

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Was impressed with the bonsai collection! Was a very cold and foggy day and had to wait for it to clear to get a good view of the grounds. Reckon it will be awesome in years to come. Great concept...

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Beautiful views, well worth visiting.

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This is a good place for all ages. Awesome views of Canberra. Very informative. Trees are all still small but you still appreciate everything. The Bonsai room is great.

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ADDRESS

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

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