The Tasmanian Arboretum, Devonport

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  • Well-informed, friendly, helpful lady at the kiosk and a director of the grounds that also helped with a computer issue. Plus great ice cream  more »
  • Beautiful peaceful walking tracks with an abundance of flora and fauna. Many photo opportunities and the bonus of a platypus and bird hide on Founders Lake. We snapped a number of birds and a platypus...  more »
  • Interesting in the concept but sort of missed the mark in my mind . Only a $5 entry It is only run by volunteers so can't expect much but I think more paths are necessary . Was a bit ordinary having t...  more »
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  • A gem. For anyone not to be enchanted or appreciative of this treasure made up of many hours of hard work, its surviving longevity, excellent volunteers and wonderful bonus days such as bird tours etc, they would need to be asleep. Thank you for your contribution to trees, earth, wildlife and nature Tassie Arboretum! I will visit often. (Swans, platypus, ducks and little red-bottomed birds, not to mention the Don River. What's not to like.)
  • Why go to the arboretum when on holiday? It was exactly that question that come to my mind when I headed over there. But on my visit this little treasure sure grew on me! Also, make sure to try the scones at the kiosk! After some days trying spotting Platypus in the wild we finally decided to try the arboretum. Due to floods in the Mole Creek area none of the other Platypus Hotspots were reachable so we decided tot try this spot we heard about called the Tasmanian Arboretum. We found ourselves visiting the Arboretum on a lovely day, sunny and slightly windy. Immediately we headed for the bird and platypus hideout, a nice shelter with a great overview over the lake. After 15 minutes we saw what we came for, a platypus! Then we took time to visit the rest of the arboretum and fell in love with it! It is so wonderful! Head out for the Limestone lookout right behind the bird hideout. It is a great place to get close with some birds and wallabies. Take the walks through the different continents, they're beautiful. Also make sure to try the scones at the kiosk, they are delicious!
  • Growing niceley. Good spring wildflower display
  • A really cool place to get away from things and just enjoy creation. Good well defined paths, and lots of seating. Well worth a look
  • We visited here hoping to see a platypus and were not rewarded. It is a peaceful spot but having just come from cradle mountain nothing special

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