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This large open air plant museum had lots of great birdlife in it. Some new species for me. As well... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2017
Bruce_M94
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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The visitors guide advised an arboretum is a place where trees and shrubs are grown for display and... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
A7022YXpeters
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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

This large open air plant museum had lots of great birdlife in it. Some new species for me. As well you can camp here and really hideaway. For a walk it appears to be free, although donations are appreciated.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Bruce_M94
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

The visitors guide advised an arboretum is a place where trees and shrubs are grown for display and study. This is not your traditional well laid out symmetrical botanical garden. It is a large property best seen by driving the colour coded self guided tours stopping in designated areas to explore the various walking tracks. We spent time in Fern Gully, Hakeas, Mallees and the Eucalypts. First impressions was the property needs work but it soon became apparent that the trees and gardens are signposted and labelled. Before you realise you are engrossed in the flora and fauna that surrounds. Allow a few hours to explore. Recommend carry water as no cafe on site but coffee making facilities at the Information shed.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank A7022YXpeters
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This place was recommended to us by a local in nearby Wellington. We ended up spending about three hours driving around the site and although you can walk it is such a big place, you are better driving. It is divided up into several areas which reflect different types of plants. There are some places you are better to have a 4X4 to get to. There were Kangaroos roaming through the bush and the flat open areas near the river. Fern Gully was especially interesting as is the way it has been put together. All the staff we met were very friendly and welcoming and most of them are volunteers.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Graham W
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise to find this expansive & diverse Arboretum in the Central West. Terrific drives and walkways through the area. Fern Gully was by far our favourite area, really an awesome achievement to create this rain forest in the region. Also at the information hut a lovely invitation to make yourself a cuppa, how good is that!

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Geraldine M
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

This Botanic garden and Arboretum near Wellington was established 1964. It is a highly valued natural treasure of 167 ha in the Dubbo region. We focused on the Mallee Walk to view the flowering Eucalypts from Western Australia. My favourite is E.macrocarpa ( large seeds) commonly known as Mottlecah or Bluebush with silver leaves to reflect the heat. The magnificent red or yellow flowers were at every stage of blooming. We also visited the other parts of the garden via self drive tour eg erimophila, hakeas, mint bushes and Fern Gully, but the Mallee walk was the main focus for this visit. Sweeping views of Burrendong Dam at 130% capacity after Spring rain.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank 956sallyf
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