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An Audio Guide may be hired for a nominal fee from the Tree Park Kiosk when it is open.
We think that using the Guide will add significantly to the enjoyment of your visit. It explains the major points of interest, the collections and some of the interactions of the plant world and comes with a guide showing the locations of the points of interest.
We are sure you will understand that we require a security deposit, such as your credit card details, to ensure the Guide is returned.
Trees and shrubs from the temperate world show their habits through the seasons. There are numerous interpretive panels and all woody plants are labelled.
Many Botanical Gardens display trees and some have a special part for that display, an Arboretum. The difference is we do not record and rarely display the names of the plant that are not woody.
Guided tours are available by prior arrangement.
Experience the story behind the Arboretum, the story the trees tell and the heritage of the site. We can provide a guided tour by arrangement. Time 2 hours. Cost $20 for up to 6. Group rates on application. Smaller groups may wish to use the services of Murray's Day Out.
For further information or to arrange a guided tour please contact us.
Far from the madding crowd our restful rural setting of 66 hectares of landscape park is enchanting in all seasons. Picnic in the shelters or on the grass. BBQs need at least 2 x $1 coins.
Open 11am to 4pm October to May. Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate, some of that legendary home made ice-cream or light refreshments. For further information or to arrange catering for a group please contact us.
When open, the volunteers on duty can answer enquiries about the Arboretum. Otherwise, guide pamphlets are available or you may find a volunteer working on site.
We are possibly the best place in Tasmania to reliably spot Platypus in the wild with sightings in Founders Lake at any time of day. Around 80 bird 80 species of birds have been recorded from the site. Native hens abound. Marsupials are also present in the form of Bennett's wallaby, possums and, possibly, quolls and potoroos. The first two are something of a problem when it comes to establishing new plantings due to their propensity for stripping off bark or, indeed, eating whole small trees.