National Arboretum Canberra, Molonglo Valley
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National Arboretum Canberra is home to Himalayan Cedars, Radiata Pines, and other threatened and rare trees from around the world. Meander through the forest where more than 48,000 trees grow. Navigate through 250 hectares (620 acres) of landscaped gardens including picnic spots, playgrounds, and public art. Be sure to stop at the bonsai garden. From National Arboretum Canberra, you can enjoy stunning views of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin. With our custom trip planner, Canberra attractions like National Arboretum Canberra can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
National Arboretum Canberra Reviews
Just loved going through the Arboretum. Particularly loved the rain forest walk, especially when the mister came on which gave the feeling of walking in the forest amongst the humidity. Also the Red C... more »
This was my first visit to the arboretum and definitely won’t be the last. We enjoyed a full day here, walking the many tracks , looking at plots of endangered trees , some we had heard about but neve... more »
Went here on a hot summer day but the Visitor's Centre was lovely and cool with an amazing wrapping view of the park area. It is worthwhile to read the exhibit placards in the Centre to get the background and ongoing history of the Arboretum, it is a massive undertaking!! But what an asset to our nation's capital! The park has been thoughtfully designed with winding roads and bike/walkways all the way through - allowing you to access all areas of the sprawling arboretum. We spent the most time in the outstanding Penjing and Bonsai exhibit. It has been meticulously designed and the trees on show are carefully curated and rotated. We spoke with two volunteers who work there weeding and trimming the trees to keep them immaculate. The location is so peaceful and quiet, it is hard not to relax and be in awe of nature. The craftsmanship and care is something to behold - and for all ages too. I have never heard of anything like the National Arboretum in other cities or indeed countries and I am proud that Australia has one. For a country with such beautiful and vast botanical species, seeing that the capital has invested both in the large botanical gardens and the Arboretum is comforting to know. Really recommend heading out - it is free to enter and very very peaceful.
Views are awesome. Food is good but would prefer more selections maybe in the future? They have an awesome park for the kids and the coffee is a hot and miss at times. Haven't tried the restaurant yet and will need to check the activities and other sites there.
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