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National Arboretum Canberra

Aerial Shot Village Centre
The Canberra Discovery Garden
People dining in the Village Centre
Specimens from the National Bonsai Collection
road framed by balloons on horizon
guide walking through forests with four people
path leading through Cork oak forest
children listening to a story in the forest
Two people in a garden with with autumn leaves and cacti
Aerial Shot Village Centre
The Canberra Discovery Garden
People dining in the Village Centre
Specimens from the National Bonsai Collection
road framed by balloons on horizon

Overview

The National Arboretum Canberra is a mosaic of living forests and gardens offering breathtaking views, unique experiences, and a world-class entertainment and events hub including the award-winning Margaret Whitlam Pavilion, the popular Village Centre and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia. With over 44,000 rare and endangered trees across a 250-hectare site, the Arboretum is a place of beauty, conservation, scientific research, education, tourism and recreation.

Enjoy guided bus and walking tours, POD Playground, cafe and gift shop, themed gardens and sculptures with some of Canberra's most spectacular views. Feeling active? There are over 20 kilometres of multi-purpose tracks that wind through the forests.

Be sure to check out the website before you visit to help plan your visit or to book into the many upcoming walks, tours and events.

COVID restrictions may apply - please visit the website for updated details.

See the website for opening hours.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Forest Drive, Molonglo Valley, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Filthy water bottles”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by Fran L

Had coffee with friends at cafe. We also got some water from the communal water available. When I picked up the bottle I thought the water looked cloudy and took a close look at the bottle, realised...

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“Must visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by 443BrentC

Just a wonderful place to visit, everything about this place is just relaxing. Loved the views and the gardens, seeing kids flying kites and couples just enjoying the morning. Recommend anyone...

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“National Arboretum ”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Dorson82

Great views. Gorgeous outdoor area with views and walking tracks, a park, and lots of room for kids to play and run. Cafe over priced with an unimpressive menu and bland snacks/meals. Great location...

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  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Lockers
  • Lookouts
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.