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

National Arboretum: Top 10 Urban Wonders of Australia

5 May 2024

The National Arboretum Canberra has been recognised not only as one of the top urban wonders in Australia but also secured a spot in the Australian Traveller's Top 100 Aussie Wonders.

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Bonsai Reshaped 2024

11 - 14 April 2024

From budding enthusiasts to seasoned bonsai professionals, Bonsai Reshaped 2024 was a celebration of nature's artistry and the community it inspires.

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Bronze at the Australian Tourism Awards

17 March 2024

The National Arboretum Canberra, a destination icon in Canberra has been recognised again on the national stage at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

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