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National Arboretum

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We spent a glorious afternoon at the Arboretum, enjoyed the sunshine and blue sky and amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LauranndSandra1957
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Perth, Australia
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Wow what a wonderful place to visit. My volunteer tour guide Meg was a mindful of interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Go797402
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Camden, Australia
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The National Arboretum Canberra is a 250-hectare (618 acre) arboretum in Canberra, the national capital of Australia, created after the area was burned out as a result of the Christmas 2001[1] and 2003 Canberra bushfires:[2] The Himalayan Cedar...more
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Forest Drive, Molonglo Valley, Canberra 2611, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a glorious afternoon at the Arboretum, enjoyed the sunshine and blue sky and amazing views. The trees will be glorious once there has been a good rain and the passing of time will only increase the beauty as the trees grow. Even though...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow what a wonderful place to visit. My volunteer tour guide Meg was a mindful of interesting information and made the tour so fun. John, also a volunteer guide showed me around the water hardy plants section and was just as wonderful. The Bonsai exhibition...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here for a function so didn’t get to walk around the outside of the building too much, however did get out on to the balcony to admire the beautiful views (I will add that the very same views can be seen from inside due...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our international travellers loved this place, we went on a free guided walk which was very informative. Visited the Bonsai exhibition which is amazing and watch the trees being pruned, able to talk with the volunteers doing the work.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We entered the impressive 72 million building and expected good food, raw meat, cold food, warm coffee and trees that need a few years to mature, I was sorry I visited

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place on our weekend trip to Canberra. The walk up from the car park to the Eagle’s Nest was rewarded with great views of Canberra. You can drive up but the 1.4 km walk was an interesting walk through the newly planted...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have ever wondered about Bonsai, you must visit the arboretum. This place is quite magical.The layout is functional, and staff very helpful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll be honest, we basically only came here for the playground, but were surprised by what else we saw. The views were amazing, the setting was amazing, the bonsai exhibit was fascinating, even our 6 year old was intrigued! Coffees were ok. The playground was...More

Thank KerynO84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this place with a school group. We all found it very educational seeing all the rare and endangered species of plants and trees. The Bonsai exhibition was simply outstanding.

Thank Henry V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent views of Canberra, both over the lake and back towards Mt Stromlo and over the Brindabellas. Restaurant and cafe are good. Bonsai exhibit interesting. Great place to fly kites - often see people with their kids running on the grass. Great spot for events.

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Response from SusanJane_13 | Reviewed this property |
Geoff is correct but it is good to know that all monies collected via parking is redirected into the upkeep of the fabulous Arboretum. The cafe prices are very reasonable too. Enjoy your visit! 🌲🌳🌴
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