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“Excellent reurn visit”

The Tasmanian Arboretum
Ranked #5 of 29 things to do in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 27, 2013

We return to the Arboretum from time to time. It is a credit to the volunteers and staff the way it has progressed. We started visits from early in the piece and the development and growth is impressive. We travelled from the south of the state to enjoy the peace, birds, trees and platypus. The $5 donation is money well spent. We will be back again and again The picnic area is a great place to take a packed lunch

2  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

A great collection of exotic and Australian trees. Their Wollemi Pines are doing well and worth seeing. A good collection too of South American Beech trees (Nothofagus). Interesting to see these trees all doing so well. The benefit of a Tasmanian climate. Also a nice place for a walk.

1  Thank srobgal
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Set in the hills astride the Don River,near Eugenana some 10 km south of Devenport,is this fine arboretum,founded in 1984. This botanic garden of trees and shrubs is planted in accordance to geographical species origins. most of the trees are Tasmanian Gondwanaland representatives,or are from NZ,with some plants from other parts of the world.
There is a lake and a stream setting complete with resident platypus,a 'Tassie' alpine plants garden and a myrtle avenue. Entry is by donation,considering this fine place relies on donations and members subscriptions. There is a kiosk on site and visitors are free to wander at their leisure,enjoying the general beauty and picnic facilities.
The site once had the historic Don River Tramway running through it,hauling timber to the coast. The old tramway cutting is plainly visible with the entrance avenue lined with Dawn Redwoods (metasequoia) trees. The don river railway serviced the adjacent limestone quarry.
Access from Devenport is to Spreyton than via the SheffieldRoad for 2.6 km south; thereafter via Eugenana for 5.4 km west. The arboretum is 1 km from Eugenana. there are walks around the lake,which are easy,but i suggest you get a map at the gate.
For all you platypus lovers,be advised, the marsupial only emerges from 5.00 pm so there is no show at other times. however there are plenty of swans,ducks,grebes and other water-birds around the lake. Its a very pretty place. bring your own snacks or lunch to munch.

Thank Eli B
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I can't believe it took me so long to finally visit this local treasure. Despite having limited time, we had a great walk, and my friend was even able to bring her dog with us. I will definitely be back when I have more time to explore the old tramway, the track to the Don River, and to just sit and enjoy the peaceful lake. There's even a cafe!

Congratulations to the volunteers, who we saw working hard while we were there. Keep up the good work, and ignore the knockers. It is a massive site to maintain, and you're doing an amazing job.

1  Thank Honeybower
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Beautiful spot and plenty of platypus to see, can have a BBQ or picnic with plenty of room to run Around

3  Thank Sandra B
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