The National Arboretum Canberra is a mosaic of living forests and gardens offering breathtaking views, unique experiences, and a world-class entertainment and events hub including the award-winning Margaret Whitlam Pavilion and the popular Village Centre.

With over 44,000 rare and endangered trees across a 250-hectare site, the Arboretum is a place of beauty, conservation, science research, education, tourism and recreation.

What's here

Discover an exciting variety of things to do, see and experience at the Arboretum.

Eat, drink and shop

Take a break at the Arboretum Cafe, Ginger at the Arboretum or The Curatoreum gift shop at our award-winning Village Centre.

POD playground

Let kids of all ages run wild in the popular nature themed playground with acorn and banksia cubbies, sand-play, slides and swings.

Tracks and trails

Explore the multi-purpose, family-friendly walking, running and cycling trails for all ability levels.

Host an event

Have your wedding, party, meeting or event at one of Canberra's most iconic and sought-after venues.

National Bonsai and Penjing Collection

See the world-class display of miniature trees and forests, created by some of Australia's leading artists.

Top stories

Australian Hero Tree Dedication - Professor Fiona Wood, FRACS AM

Professor Fiona Wood FRACS AM, was recognised with an Australian Hero tree dedication today by the Minister Chris Steel MLA, at the National Arboretum Canberra.

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Canberra Balloon Spectacular

For early morning risers, the Arboretum gates open every morning at 6am, be sure to bring a warm jacket and a picnic rug!

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Gift of Life DonateLife Walk 2021

Last week, staff from the National Arboretum Canberra participated in the annual Gift of Life walk.

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