We are a botanic garden of trees just 10 kilometres south of Devonport in Tasmania and only a one hour drive from Launceston. The Tasmanian Arboretum is a collection of trees of the temperate world in a beautiful and peaceful landscape. We are open every day of the year and the Tree Park Kiosk is open during the warmer months.
From flowers in spring through the shade of summer to autumn colours and the patterns of winter, we invite you to enjoy a visit to our collections of cool climate woody plants.
We have the world's largest collection of Tasmanian living woody plants, Southern Hemisphere Conifers, and plants from northern hemisphere forests in an extensive park. We are possibly the best place in Tasmania to see Platypus in the wild. They can reliably be seen most days in Founder's Lake and at any time of the day. Around 80 local bird species are present. Within the 66 ha park sits the natural heritage of the Eugenana limestone beds and the marks of colonial and early Federation industrial endeavour.
The Tasmanian Arboretum has been developed by the local community with extensive volunteer input showing what can be achieved from a dream. It is due to the ongoing efforts of such volunteers that the Arboretum continues to thrive and develop today.
The Arboretum is a not-for-profit incorporated organisation and its operations are funded by support from the City of Devonport, the extremely modest entry charges, our member fees and tax deductible donations.
Our gates are open every day from 9am to sunset. We have toilets and plenty of parking. Admission is $5 per adult, or by becoming a member.
The Arboretum is owned by its members. We depend on volunteers for much of our work and the support of the community for much of our funding. We hold a living collection of plants, each one of them important to us, please respect them. The site is also a Wildlife Sanctuary (Land for Wildlife). For these reasons we ask that you observe our Conditions of Entry.
Disabled may drive, or be driven, around Sylvan Circuit. There is a Platypus Observatory with a ramp and carpark (beware of soft edges where the land is flat). Alongside the carpark is a rotunda with BBQs and tables with toilets neaby. All facilitate people with disabilities (except perhaps the BBQs). The Sylvan Circuit may be suitable for motorized wheelchairs but the surface is gravel, like the carpark.
Read what our visitors are saying about their Arboretum experience:
We are grateful for the significant contribution of the
City of Devonport towards our operations.
We are proud to be one of just 42 ArbNet Level 1 accredited arboreta worldwide
a member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International
accredited by The Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
rated #59 of the top 100 Tasmanian attractions
and have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence for 2016.