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 - Tom Calma AO

Professor Tom Calma AO was recognised with an Australian Hero tree dedication today by the ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, at the National Arboretum Canberra.

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Ngala Tours and connection to country

Prior to the first public tour, Ngambri Elder Aunty Matilda smoked the new Ngala bus, inside and out, to allow for safe passage and a good journey.

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National Reconciliation Week Competition Winner

During National Reconciliation Week 2020, the National Arboretum Canberra launched a competition inviting you to share your personal reconciliation journey. The winner has been announced!

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