National Arboretum Canberra

Landmarks and Buildings

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, restaurant 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.

Download the Arboretum’s Augmented Reality app so you can stroll among the forests enjoying unique soundscapes, diverse stories of the trees, and holograms.

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

The Village Centre is open from 9 am – 4 pm daily.
The National Arboretum Canberra grounds are open:
7 am – 5.30 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
6 am – 8.30 pm (Daylight Saving Time)


Barbeque Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Lawn / Gardens Lockers Lookouts Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp


Free Entry

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