National Arboretum Canberra


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Village Centre closed Thursday 28 September 2017 for one day only.

Getting here

Location

The National Arboretum Canberra is located six kilometres from the centre of Canberra, at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin.

Street address: Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Weston Creek ACT 2611
Postal address: PO Box 158, Canberra City ACT 2601

The GPS coordinates for the Arboretum are:

DD (Decimal degrees) Latitude: -35.287797 Longitude: 149.069324
DMS (Degrees, minutes, seconds) South: 35o 17'  16.071" East: 149 o 4'  9.564"

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Parking

There are 11 designated free disability parking spaces for vehicles displaying an authorised disability parking voucher, and separate motorcycle spaces available on the top tier next to the Village Centre entrance.

Bus and coach parking is free of charge and available in the main visitors' car park near the entrance to the Village Centre.

General parking is available in the main car park and requires payment for parking between 9am and 4pm, 7 days a week. Rates are $2.10 per hour to a maximum of $7.80 per day. The parking meters accept coins or credit card. All parking fees are returned to the Arboretum.

If the main car park is full, the unsealed-surface overflow car park may be open and is free-of-charge.

Limited sealed-surface car parking is available at the Himalayan Cedar Forest and Dairy Farmers Hill car parks. Parking is free of charge in these car parks. There is also a small unsealed-surface car park at the end of Cork Oak Road, about 200 metres from the start of the Cork Oak Forest where visitors may park free of charge.

Parking at the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion

The car park at the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion is reserved for function guests only and is free-of-charge. It includes 3 designated disabled car parking spaces. Access to this parking area is off Forest Drive into the South Road.

Disabled parking

There are 11 designated free disability parking spaces in the top tier of the main car park next to the Village Centre (sealed surface). Cars displaying a valid disabled parking voucher park free-of-charge.

Small, sealed-surface car parks are available at the Himalayan Cedar Forest and Dairy Farmers Hill. Parking is free of charge in these car parks. The Dairy Farmers Hill car park includes one designated disabled car parking space.

A wheelchair-accessible, sealed and graded gravel path leads from the Himalayan Cedar car park to the forest, picnic deck and 'Wide Brown Land' outdoor sculpture. A wheelchair-accessible, sealed and graded gravel path leads from the Dairy Farmers Hill car park to the lookout.

The car park at the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion includes 3 disabled car parking spaces.

Transport

ACTION Buses leave from Platform 10 at the City Bus Station and stop at the Arboretum five times per day, seven days a week. Buses take 21 minutes to reach to Arboretum's Visitors Centre from the city. For timetables, see ACTION Bus Routes 81 on weekdays and 981 on weekends.

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