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The Tasmanian Arboretum

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Address: 46 Old Tramway Rd | Eugenana, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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Open daily 9AM to sunset. Entry $5.00 Per adult, children free. 66Ha...

Open daily 9AM to sunset. Entry $5.00 Per adult, children free. 66Ha landscape Arboretum displays interpreted collections of trees and shrubs from the temperate world. Tasmanian woody plants a feature. Walk along old railway formation among local birds in season. Platypus may be seen on Founders' Lake. Visitor Guide Map suggests walks including the Limestone Heritage Walk. Audio Tour available for $3.00 Hire. Tree Park Kiosk offers light refreshments from October to the end of May 11AM to 4PM. Wi-fi available. Unfortunately, no public transport available.

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A lovely quiet spot but alas no sign of a platypus.

Went here with the desire to see a platypus and failed on this account but we did discover a beautiful place with great ice cream and fantastic volunteers.The husband and wife... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greg R
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with the desire to see a platypus and failed on this account but we did discover a beautiful place with great ice cream and fantastic volunteers.The husband and wife team were just a lovely pair and they certainly added to the experience of the day.This relatively unknown gem is a great peaceful place to relax,enjoy the atmosphere and... More 

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Thank Greg R
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a sighting as the animal rests in a burrow and is difficult to see when the water is ruffled by the wind. This is so wherever platypus are, except perhaps in a zoo. You could try Fernglade behind Penguin or the Emu River in Burnie if the population has recovered from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a walk to fill a few hours we had left in the day. In spite of the rain we had a relaxing stroll around the various trails. It would be a lovely place to have a picnic on a blanket.

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Thank Roanna T
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived we weren't sure what to expect as everything seemed very informal and payment was via an honesty box. We started to wander, and ended up doing a circuit of the lake, watching platypus cut backwards and forwards, Black Swans and more. We didn't wander much further, but there's plenty more to discover and a café to stop... More 

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Thank Julie P
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this review

Thank you for your praise, our volunteers appreciate the feed back. More 

Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The arboretum is a "hidden treasure". Many varieties of trees, plants on lovely walks that are your choice of hilly, flat, or by the water. Please leave your gold coin donation to help with upkeep. Sheltered area for picnic if needed.

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Thank Steve B
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Whikst entry for children is free we prefer the admission payment for adults which is $5.00. It used to be by donation 5 years ago but the costs grew and grew along with the trees. More 

Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We wandered around the Arboretum on a hot day, & there was plenty of shady trees to find refuge. We saw a Platypus in the lagoon, which was a highlight. I must admit the routes could be better marked, as we became lost a few times - but it didn't matter really as the entire Arboretum is not overwhelming in... More 

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Thank Countrygal135
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I don't know if you took our free Visitor Guide Map but I note you comments on route marking. Familiarity, which we have plenty of, is great breeding ground for failing to notice what others may see or need. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went to the Tasmanian Arboretum and were completely blown away. We could not have ever fathomed how beautiful and vast it was. We had a very sunny day, which made everything ten times better. We did not see any snakes, but were warned to be vigilant. Our favourite part was the lake - we saw 3... More 

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1 Thank Lauren K
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. More 

Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We visited the Tasmanian Arboretum a couple of weeks ago during our time in Devonport and it was superb! One of the best arboretums we have visited on our six+ month drive around Australia so far. The place is immaculate, the volunteers who work to make this so lovely deserve extra pats on the back for keeping it picture perfect!... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This arboretum is maintained by volunteers and is a great credit to them. The plantings are well done and well described. There is lots to see and a large area. We particularly liked the Wolemi Pines which were amongst the best we had seen and the lake where we spent a long time looking at platypus - lots of bubbles.... More 

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2 Thank Madalyn H
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this review

The bubbles flow from the double layered coat as the platypus dive. I am sorry you did not see one on the surface but being wild it is something we canot control with the food on the bottom and home being underground. Thank you for your review. More 

Vincentia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Having cycled past the Arboretum on the 3 peaks the day before, I was keen to call in during our rest day before catching the boat home. We were in for a treat as we had the place to ourselves and saw numerous platypuses and even an echidna next to the lake to achieve the monotreme double! Lovely walks with... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous place on a sunny day. Walk around the beautiful gardens and lakes and enjoy the scenery. atheres a cafe where you can have tea & coffee and home made scones and cakes. A delight is there home made ice cream. Look out for entertainment events at the Arboretum , great for taking friends for a picnic on the lawn.

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