National Arboretum Canberra

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Opening hours

  • The Village Centre, National Bonsai and Penjing Collection, Sprout Cafe and The Curatoreum shop are open from 9 am to 4 pm seven days a week. Closed 25 December.
  • The Conservatory Restaurant is open for lunch from 12 noon until 2 pm daily, and for breakfast from 8 am until 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays only (not available on public holidays). Bookings recommended by calling 02 6130 0173 or emailing Closed 25 December.
  • The Arboretum grounds and Pod Playground are open from 6 am to 8:30 pm seven days a week during Daylight Savings Time and from 7 am to 5:30 pm seven days a week during Eastern Standard Time (Non-daylight Savings Time).

After hours

After hours, the Arboretum is an events and entertainment hub with unique buildings, views and outdoor venues. It is ideal for gala dinners, special functions, receptions, meetings, weddings and parties. Phone 02 6273 4366 or email for more information or to make a booking.

Entry and parking fees

Entry to the Arboretum is free-of-charge, however, pay parking applies from 9am until 4pm daily at the rate of $2.10 per hour with a maximum of $7.80 for one day.

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