National Arboretum Canberra, Weston

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#2 of 38 in Parks in Canberra
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 custom trip 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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  • I loved the concept and would love to see it again in 20 years time We had a walk round and then went for a cup of tea. Was very surprised to find out that as it was 30 minutes before closing time eve...  more »
  • Didn’t know this existed but met friends their for coffee. Wish we had more time to spend there. Will definitely spend more time there next time we go to Canberra  more »
  • Great views of Canberra and lots to see while meandering or hiking. Café was busy but we didn't have anything to eat on this visit, but will return. The shop had something for all members of the famil...  more »
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  • Beautiful location for a day trip or a nice meal! The Arboretum has two cafes: one which is much more formal and seated with table service, and the other is a pick up and choose your own seating option. Both are lovely. I really enjoy the more casual option, as the tables can be moved and accomodate a very large number of people (my board games groups regularly likes to use this location). In addition to the casual section having movable tables, it also has some couch and coffee table style solutions, for people just wanting to soak up the amazing view while having a coffee. I believe that there are lots of options for private functions as well, but I have not tried any of these. There are some fairly spectacular function rooms though that are visible from the road. The shop is lovely, and a go to spot for when I am looking for an interesting item for gifts. The whole building is also very wheel chair accessible, and has exceptionally tidy toilets. The children’s playground is amazing and the bonsai garden is fantastic. Staff have always been helpful and polite. I must admit, I have only gone on a few of the walks, but I have really enjoyed all of them and been appreciative of the wide range of abilities that they cater to. There are regular events at the Arboretum, so it’s well worth keeping an eye on their website.
  • Nice to wonder around looking at all the various trees and shrubs. Heaps of places for picnics scattered around also. Playgrounds provides heaps of fun for the kids. The cafe inside has some really nice coffee, highly recommended And on a really nice day there are some nice views of and around Canberra.
  • I love be this place. Best place within the heart of Canberra. 360 degree view. You can sit in the quiet of the nature and watch sun rising or setting. A good place for family picnic or photography.
  • Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! The building is incredible, food was fab - don't bother going to sit down side as we got tables with much better views. The National Bonsai and Penjing ( I think that is correct) Collection is beautiful and if it had been cooler the day I was there we would have done some of the walks. This place is only going to get better as the trees grow.
  • Beautiful place with amazing views. Has a nice and secluded bbq area in the pine trees and also has a great playground for the kids. Very interesting and informative place. Nice to sit and have a coffee at the cafe and enjoy the views. Also has a great bonsai house. Somewhere to visit time and time again, very relaxing.
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