A large botanical tree park in the countryside 10km South of Devonport. Wildlife, including platypus are present. A Limestone geology with surface features. Over 5,000 plants in the collections from the temperate world laid out in geographic biomes. Tasmanian plants and Southern Hemisphere Conifers.
Our gates are open every day of the year.
Our opening hours are:
October to May - 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
June to September - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We have toilets with disabled access and plenty of parking.
Admission is $5 per adult, or by becoming a member.
|Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Steep slopes, Cliff edges, Trip hazards|
Note: Off Melrose Rd (C146)
|Summer avg. Max:||20°C||Winter avg. Min:||3°C|
|Avg Frost Days:||54|
|Annual Rainfall avg:||1248mm.||Summer avg.||191mm.|
|No. of rainy days:||68||Winter avg.||456mm.|
Distances are approximate. When planning your trip please check open times etc by following links to National Public Toilet Map.
The Tasmanian Arboretum Inc. is dedicated to the development of an arboretum of international standard.
We are a botanic garden of trees just 12 kilometres south of Devonport in Tasmania and only a one and a half-hour drive from Launceston. The Tasm ...
Trees and shrubs from the temperate world show their habits through the seasons. There are numerous interpretive panels and all woody plants are labelled.
Guided tours are available by prior arrangement.
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The Australian Platypus Monitoring Network reports that Founders Lake 'currently holds the honour of being the most productive single site [in Australia] to see a platypus'. A little patience is usually rewarded with sightings at any time of the day.
Around 81 species of birds have been recorded at the site. Native hens abound.
As well as the platypus, marsupials are also present in the form of possums, macropods (Bennetts wallabies, pademelons, pottoroos and betongs) and (very rarely) Tasmanian devils. Echidnas (a monotreme relative of the platypus) can be seen on occasions.
The Tree Park Kiosk is now open every day from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate, some of that legendary home made ice-cream or light refreshments. For further information please contact us.
When open, the volunteers on duty can answer enquiries about the Arboretum. At other times visitor guide pamphlets are available or you may find a volunteer working on site.
The beautiful parkland setting makes the Arboretum the perfect choice for your outdoor wedding.
The choice of sites is extensive, ranging from open spaces to secluded nooks. As the trees are planted in continental groupings it is possible to be married in the 'continent' of your choice.
You can add to the ambience by taking advantage of the different appearances brought on by seasonal changes to foliage and flowering.
There are many unique and varied photographic locations including water features, a fern glade, different arbours and bridges. More Info »
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