National Arboretum Canberra, Weston

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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, Weston 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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  • this place is beautiful and in a few years will be spectacular , nice walks ,beautiful sculptures, good coffee shop ! and staff we did interact with were friendly .amazing kids play area!! 
  • Great place to be , can't wait for the trees to grow. Excellent view and surroundings. Cafe served good value and tasty lunches that come with complimentary help yourself salad.happy to spend a few ho...  read more »
  • My son just loved the pod playground but apart from that there isn't much for little ones to do. There is free water available inside, a lovely gift shop and large area to enjoy a meal for the cafe or...  read more »
  • Honestly, one of the best places in Canberra for a walk and a meal. Its located high above ground level, with a great view of the entire Canberra region. Unique plant specimens are located throughout the area, and a great place for a walk and a chat with friends. The food at both the restaurant and cafĂ© are of a high standard, and never dissappoint. There is also a Bonsai museum, and hourly tours running throughout.
  • A lovely place to spend some time, plenty of trails to take you through the trees. Dairy Farmers Hill has a spectacular view over Lake Burley Griffin. Also has an excellent playground right next to a cafe that has a view to enjoy over Lake Burley Griffin while having a meal.
  • Beautiful views, etc. But the experience was ruined by incompetent and rude cafe staff, burnt foamless lattes, overpriced mediocre food and a general lack of service to customers. Could have at least apologised for the wait or advised customers that there will be a (1 hour) delay. An under the breath mutter and a dirty look is not appreciated. Definitely won't recommend anyone to come and eat here.
  • The arboretum is built on old pine forrests which were decimated in the traggic bushfires a few years back. The forest plantings are young, landscaping and sculptures onsite are terrific. Visitors centre is world class, bonsai exhibition is terrific, as is the children's playground. What has been built on this previous tragic site is very inspiring. Well done Canberra.
  • I can't wait to see what the place will be like in a couple of decades. It's currently fantastic but will be even better once everything is grown. My favourite spot in Canberra to relax, clear the mind and just be at peace.
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