National Arboretum Canberra
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.
TripAdvisor Traveller RatingBased on 1548 reviews
“A must visit”
We had a great time visiting the Aboretum. The playground was super fun for the primary aged kids. The views are sensational. We enjoyed a tour of the site hearing the stories and understanding the...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“A great view of Canberra”
A great afternoon spent here checking out a number of the various gardens and exhibits. Cafe was busy for lunch but tasty food.Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Don’t go for the coffee”
Absolutely love the Arboretum. The bonsai display was just amazing. Shop has some very cute things. Visited the GG cafe to enjoy a coffee before we left and it was cold. Don’t recommend the coffee...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
- Coach Parking
- Conference/Function Facilities
- Enquiry Desk
- Family Friendly
- Food and Refreshments
- Lawn / Gardens
- Non Smoking
- Parents Room
- Pet Friendly - Enquire
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- 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.