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The Tasmanian Arboretum

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46 Old Tramway Rd | Eugenana, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
+61 3 6427 2690
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Lovely place to visit nature, especially in Summer but winter has its own charm

The place is quite near to where I live and a popular spot for group gatherings and celebrations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BRENTON J
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Devonport, Australia
An enjoyable outing in nature for anyone. Dogs on leash ok.

Not too far out of Devonport, this large arboretum makes a pleasant day out for a family or anyone... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Margaret P
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Tasmania, Australia
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Open daily 9AM to sunset. Entry $5.00 Per adult, children free. 66Ha landscape Arboretum displays interpreted collections of trees and shrubs from the temperate world. Tasmanian woody plants a feature. Walk along old railway formation among local birds in season. Platypus may be seen on Founders' Lake. Visitor Guide Map suggests walks including the Limestone Heritage Walk. Audio Tour available for $3.00 Hire. Tree Park Kiosk offers light refreshments from October to the end of May 11AM to 4PM. Wi-fi available. Unfortunately, no public transport available.
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46 Old Tramway Rd | Eugenana, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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"beautiful trees"
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"water birds"
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"large lake"
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"platypus viewing"
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"broad daylight"
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"tree species"
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"undercover bbq area"
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"run by volunteers"
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"great ice cream"
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"arrived late in the afternoon"
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"home made ice cream"
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"autumn colours"
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"flora and fauna"
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"hidden treasure"
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"don river"
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"picnic lunch"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is quite near to where I live and a popular spot for group gatherings and celebrations. It has undercover cooking and feasting areas with electric BBQs and tables. Many hectres of grassed play areas for the kids and adults alike. The grounds supports...More

Thank BRENTON J
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Currently, the Tree park Kiosk operates from October to May inclusive, opening at 11AM and closing at 4PM. Perhaps you visited outside those months or times or it could have been on the rare day a volunteer cannot attend and...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Not too far out of Devonport, this large arboretum makes a pleasant day out for a family or anyone that wants to experience the beauty of nature, with a wide variety of trees from around the world. I took my 2 dogs (on leash) and...More

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Thank you for your review. The autumn leaves are rapidly moving to ground level. In some places there are almost enough to kick around because the trees have grown over the decades many have been growing.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

At the end of our 6 week trip to Tassie without sighting a Platypus, visited the Tasmanian Arboretum and sighted Platypus many times.

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thank you for your review. Sightings are of wild animals cannot be guaranteed so I am glad you had success.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with some interesting history in it. Loads of beautiful trees and little side walks everywhere. The lady in the cafe was very sweet and helpful also note they only take cash here. We had a picnic at the end of the walk and...More

Thank Quirke21
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

We can do Visa and MasterCard on some days. Thank you for your review,

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Although it was quite warm, I enjoyed the Tasmanian Arboretum. They had different regions to visit, like the Tasmanian Alpines or the Tasmanian wet forests... There was a Platypus observatory. Instead of finding a platypus, I saw a duck coming out from the water. Oh...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Probably didn't do it justice by driving around. At least it was free. There were impressive trees everywhere around the whole island.

Thank Geoff P
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

There was rain in the area when we arrived, so the grass was quite wet. There was only 1 other couple there mid week (plus a lady in the kiosk). We'd been told in La Trobe that a platypus sighting was "almost guaranteed" and were...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

The volunteers have done an amazing job with maintaining the arboretum. The variety of plants and trees was great to see, and the future is looking better. My only criticism is that the size of the arboretum lends it to allowing visitors to drive around,...More

Thank Damien K
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This Arboretum is not far out of Devonport but a good map is needed. It is a gem of much hard work put in by volunteers. The walks around the various continents' specimens of trees are a delight. There were very few visiting the day...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely stroll! Not lavish but encourages quiet appreciation of nature while adding touches of information through labelling of trees etc. Didn't see any platypus but didn't expect to at midday ... a bit more funding would enable improvement and extension of variety especially...More

Thank Janet S
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