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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

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Rhodys galore in very nice grounds

The guides are very nice and helpful. The grounds are well done and enjoyable to walk. They have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olympia, WA
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Rain or shine, go!

Notwithstanding rain, we went. Most knowledgable (read: passionate!) guides in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Started in 1981 by members of the Australian Rhododendron Society, North West Tasmanian branch and is now an independent, non-profit organisation. Maintained predominantly by volunteers, our vision is to be a world recognised woodland garden...more
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55 Breffny Rd, Burnie, Tasmania 7320, Australia
+61 3 6433 1805
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All reviews run by volunteers full bloom devonshire tea resident platypus cherry blossoms different areas lovely ladies autumn colours scones beautiful flowers entry fee an amazing job beautiful place to visit own pace keep up the good work slow drive year round
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guides are very nice and helpful. The grounds are well done and enjoyable to walk. They have a wide variety of Rhodys and other plants in a very nice setting. The Chinese motif adds to the flavor of the place. Well worth 3 hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Notwithstanding rain, we went. Most knowledgable (read: passionate!) guides in attendance. Considering this was created and is being maintained by volunteers, it is an outstanding outcome. To meander through the different segments of the gardens will be time well spent. If you're lucky, you might...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SchaBeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Burni on a P&O Christmas cruise. The volunteers there are all very helpful and enthusiastic. There were people at the Makers Market and along the boardwalk near town to tell us about the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and mum decided she would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is huge, it covers around 11 hectares on a mostly sloping site. Which we thought would make it difficult for my partner whose mobility is not great. However, we discovered that they do allow a maximum of two cars to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

We had an appointment at Hellyers Road Distillery, but were early so we thought we'd quickly pop in and see how the gardens look. That was a BIG mistake. No, it's not visiting the gardens that was a mistake. Rather, it was us thinking that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

A lovely stroll through the gardens. Amazing that it runs mostly thanks to volunteers. Very tranquil and a great place to relax. Didn't see the platypus but lots of birds and furry bumblebees. Mother duck and ducklings very sweet. Lovely lunch at the tea rooms...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caros76
Reviewed November 22, 2018

We really loved this place, you can easily spend a couple of hours walking through the rhododendrons, it was a riot of colour when we visited in Spring, and it was just glorious. Must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Around the World in 80mins minutes is their claim & it is true. Well laid out for stroll or if necessary slow drive, all items clearly marked Sea of Japan with Acers of all types mixed with Azaleas & Rhododendrons on a misty morning made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank raffles123
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Don’t pass buy amazing garden Takes a couple of hours to walk around. Amazing flowers and ponds Staff friendly can stop for lunch or morning or afternoon tea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank juliec272
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Now is the time of year to see the garden when all the Rhododendrons are out. Beautiful scenery. Lots of pathways but they do have a little bus which will take people around who have a problem walking. We were on a bus excursion which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 11, 2018|
Response from Kathy G | Property representative |
Garden is open every day of the year except Christmas Day & Good Friday. tea rooms may be closed and you should check with the Garden ahead of time.
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Robby G C | Reviewed this property |
Spring is the best time for flowering at Emu Valley - September through to early December is peak. Being a woodland garden we also have fabulous Autumn. I hope this will help you. I contacted my friends and this is what... More
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Jenny M | Reviewed this property |
No public buses, to my knowledge, but it's only a little way out of Burnie. It would be less than 15 minutes by taxi.
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6 days in NW Tassie - itinerary comments (4 Replies)
This will be my 4th visit to Tassie; haven't done NW coast and Western Tiers, only went as far as Burnie and Cradle Mtn on my previous visits. I am after a relaxing slow-medium pace self-drive holiday; no super twisting road. Travelling second week of October, taking advantage of a few "Blooming Tasmania" gardens. Appreciate any comments or improvements on my planned itinerary. DAY 1 - WYNYARD *9am – arrive Launceston Airport. Pick up rental car *EMU VALLEY RHODODENDRON GARDEN, ...More
July 05, 2017|
Response fromLuigi A|
It looks like a good, focussed plan to me. You'll enjoy your trip. :) Day 5 might be a bit busy and Day 6 is certainly relaxed. You could move things between the two days if you need to, Also consider the picturesque towns near Deloraine like Hagley, Westbury, Carrick and Hadspen. Pearns Steamworld is a gem and historic Entally House is worth a visit. Ashgrove Cheese and Christmas Hills Raspberry cafe are nearby too.
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Hi Everyone From all the wonderful resources here, I have so far planned the following 14 day itinerary for me and my wife’s Tasmania Round Island Trip from 30 April to 14 May. I would welcome and appreciate any comments/suggestions that can help me fine tune and improve the programs. Our areas of interest are photography, nature, flora and fauna, scenic stuff and moderate hikes. We are less keen on arts, museums, architectural stuff, histories and wine. The ‘Key Attractions’...More
February 26, 2016|
Response fromLuigi A|
It looks like a thorough plan, although I've never thought of Bunnings as an attraction before. :) Occasionally you seem to be backtracking over routes you have previously travelled. The most problematic example of this is Day 10 and 11. Day 10 is close to impossible because of the driving time and distances involved, and you are going back from Hobart in the opposite direction the next day to visit Mount Field. You would be far better off staying at New Norfolk, Westerway or Ellendale...More