National Arboretum Canberra, Weston

4.3
#3 of 23 in Parks in Canberra
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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 world travel 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.
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  • Lots to see. If you are into walking its worth it but otherwise you can just drive around. There is a cafe , information area, bonsai centre at the top. Worth the visit. The bonsai's are amazing  more »
  • Reviewed before and this attraction, from original being seen as an 'I'll conceived folly' on the part of a previous Chief Minister, is becoming a Canberra and indeed, a National, treasure. It is also...  more »
  • Fantastic initiative by the Stanhope government after the 2003 bush fires. This place is an absolute treasure and over the years as the trees have grown and the area has been develop, it is lovely to ...  more »
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  • Fastastic. Highly recommend, for everyone young and old!!! Free admission only pay for parking $7.50 all day, so much to see. Hikes, trails, bike paths, walks. Beautiful landscape and structures. Totally enjoyed our day there. Would recommend half a day at least.
  • The Arboretum is a very pleasant place, like those model venues where everything is in a perfect spot and every little detail will stand out for being classy, sometimes modern, sometimes clever. If you plan for a brunch, be certain to get there early or to be ok with long lines and take a time to find a table. Anyway, your visit will be a good one, as you'll clearly understand why is it so crowded.
  • Amazing Place!!! This place is packed with amazing views and I would say the best place to relax. If you're a nature person, I would definitely recommend you to check this place out. Drive up to the Himalayan Cedar Lookout where there's a huge lettering "wide brown land". In my opinion, it's one of the best spot to take photos in Canberra.
  • Great views and facilities. Lots of indoor seating to overlook the city making it a good place to go even on a rainy day. Kids playground is good but a bit scary for some due to the height. Coffee is not the best in Canberra but not too bad.
  • Stunning view of canberra. Fairly centre of the city. Good parking though bit expensive. Got a lovely cafe with view and kids playground, great for family. If you like bush walking, many different trails for you.

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