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

2022 Jake Keller Scholarship Placement Project

13 February 2024

Jacob Bamblett, the 2022 recipient of the Jake Keller Scholarship, worked together with the Arboretum horticulture team to establish his project 'Creating a Sustainable Garden', take a closer look at the project.

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Green Track Prototype Launched

22 December 2023

Today marks the launch of the Green Track Prototype for the Canberra Light rail Stage 2A, a 12 month test exploring the design, construction and maintenance of green tracks that will preserve and strengthen the character of Commonwealth Avenue and enhance Canberra's urban aesthetic.

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Arboretum wins top award at the Canberra and Region Tourism Awards

24 November 2023

Canberra’s best in tourism were recognised at the 2023 Canberra Region Tourism Awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Hotel with the National Arboretum Canberra picking up gold for ‘Ecotourism’.

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