The National Arboretum is located at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin, just six kilometres from the centre of Canberra.
Street address: National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek.
Postal address: National Arboretum Canberra, PO Box 158, Canberra City. ACT. 2601
Temporary bicycle racks are available at the top of the main car park and at Dairy Farmers Hill. Riders must provide their own locks and chains.
A bus service to the Arboretum is expected to operate by 2014. There is a taxi pickup and drop off zone at the Arboretum.
Visiting the National Arboretum Canberra is generally an outdoor experience, so if you plan to go for a walk, please wear clothes and shoes suitable for uneven ground. Please wear appropriate sun and weather protection and bring water, particularly during the hot summer months. Brown snakes have been sighted at the Arboretum so please aware at all times.
Dogs on leads are permitted in the Arboretum during normal opening hours. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, other than assistance animals. Dog owners are expected to carry bags to clean up after their dogs. No disposal bins or bag dispensers are provided; consistent with the policy across Canberra's urban parks and open space areas.
The Bicentennial National Equestrian Trail passes through the Arboretum and horse riding is permitted on designated trails. Horses must not be tied or corralled in forests where horses could damage young trees.
Entry to the Village Centre is free. For more information on fees and charges visit the Fees and Charges page.
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