The Tasmanian Arboretum

Dates and events

Arbor 'Week' 2017

Tuesdays 9, 16 & 23 May

Thursdays 11, 18 & 25 May

Fridays 12, 19 & 26 May

Tree planting and guided walks as usual, we have specialist displays and experts who will share their knowledge and skills.

The Arboretum team for this year are Lyn Otley, Virginia Smith, Karen Dowie and Lee Cole.

Bookings are essential so please click here for details on how to proceed.

arbor week

Open Day

Sunday 28 May

open day

Entry is free for all today! So join us in a celebration of botanic gardens (the Arboretum is a botanic garden specialising in trees) and the contribution they make to our lives and society.
Donations are always welcomed and tax deductible if over $2 and receipted.

Tree Park Kiosk


The Tree Park Kiosk is open every day 11am - 4pm offering coffee, tea, snacks and, of course, the legendary home-made ice-cream.

Tree Park Kiosk

How you may use our facilities

For your wedding


The beautiful parkland setting makes the Arboretum the perfect choice for your outdoor wedding. There is an extensive choice of sites...

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General venue hire


We have facilities for all manner of functions and events. From open parklands to rotundas, both open and sheltered, to the cosy indoors...

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An education resource

Outdoor classroom

Teachers - your outdoor classroom is at the Arboretum

Our experienced volunteer education team is highly skilled and cater for a broad range of visitors from school groups K-12 to adult interest groups.

A diverse range of activities are on offer. These include guided walks; tree planting (during Arbor "Week") and identification; platypus and bird viewing; bird watching; industrial heritage walks; bush walks through native forest reserve and much more...

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Things to see & do

The following are some of the things you might see or do at the Arboretum.

  • Audio tour

    An Audio Guide may be hired for a nominal fee from the Tree Park Kiosk when it is open...

  • Tree experience

    Trees and shrubs from the temperate world show their habits through the seasons...

  • Guided Tours

    Experience the story behind the Arboretum, the story the trees tell and the heritage of the site...

  • Picnic

    Far from the madding crowd our restful setting of 66 hectares of landscape park is enchanting...

  • Tree Park Kiosk

    Open 11AM to 4PM October to May. Enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate, fabulous ice cream...

  • Walks

    Follow trails through a garden of trees from temperate climates or wander through a beautiful...

  • Wildlife

    We are possibly the best place in Tasmania to reliably spot wild Platypus. Around 80 bird...


You may like to consider becoming actively involved in our work.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at the Arboretum.