Village Centre Closure
The Village Centre and the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection will be closed on Tuesday 25 December 2018 and Friday 25 January 2019. The Pod Playground and forests will be open from 6am to 8.30pm.
Come and experience one of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees. Winner of the World Architecture Festival for landscape, the National Arboretum surrounds visitors with panoramic views, stunning architecture and the natural beauty of trees and gardens from Australia and around the world.
Enjoy a free guided tour of the award-winning Village Centre and marvel at the miniature living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection. Relax and refresh at the Sprout Cafe, Conservatory Restaurant and The Curatoreum gift shop.
Explore the forests and lookouts, great picnic spots, outdoor sculptures, walking and cycling trails and the unique nature-themed Pod Playground where children play in giant acorn cubby houses and banksia pods. Map of the Arboretum (PDF - 1.2 MB).
The Arboretum offers group and school tours and activities, as well as a public program of events, talks and courses.
Allow at least 3-4 hours to get the most from your visit.
The Arboretum is located at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin, just six kilometres from the centre of Canberra. How to get to the National Arboretum.