The National Arboretum Canberra offers a range of visitor experiences, including self-guided walking tours, free guided walking tours, school group tours and activities as well as guided bus tours (fee applies, visitor supplied bus). Map of the Arboretum (PDF 1.2 MB).
Tours for all ages and abilities are available, whether on your own or in a group.
Walking trails start near the Village Centre and wind through the forests of rare and endangered trees to points of interest at the Arboretum, including Dairy Farmers Hill and the Nest III sculpture, the Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP), the Wide Brown Land sculpture, the Himalayan cedar forest and the Cork oak forest.
Guided walks from the Village Centre
Enjoy a free introductory talk or guided forest walk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers from the Friends of the National Arboretum.
Short introductory talk at the Village Centre
Enjoy a free introductory talk about the Arboretum.
Tours depart on the hour between 10am - 3pm.
Discover some of the Arboretum's forests with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Learn about the trees and their stories.
Free activity. No bookings required.
December, January & February walks depart at 10am
Autumn, Winter and Spring:
11am - 12 noon Wednesdays
Long forest walk
Join an experienced guide and delve into the forest. Learn more about the trees, forests and seasons.
9.30am - 12 noon.