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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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A great place to enjoy

Although it was quite warm, I enjoyed the Tasmanian Arboretum. They had different regions to visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
Lots of trees

Probably didn't do it justice by driving around. At least it was free. There were impressive trees... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Geoff P
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Dingley Village, 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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"platypus viewing"
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"broad daylight"
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"undercover bbq area"
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"run by volunteers"
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"tree species"
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"water birds"
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"worth the entry fee"
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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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"great place for a picnic"
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"hidden treasure"
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"flora and fauna"
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"don river"
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"picnic lunch"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank marshfish
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Reviewed 15 March 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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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to spend a few hours. The forest is amazing, there are rapids & small waterfalls & there are a multitude of birds. Seeing platypuses is the highlight for me though. The whole garden is managed by volunteers which is amazing &...More

Thank Di E
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The developing arboretum is totally unmissable as a great place to observe Platypus in the daytime, and afterwards enjoy superb home made ice cream.

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TasArb, President. at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your review. The Tree Park Kiosk selling ice-cream closes over winter from the end of MAY until October. The Platypus are there all year round/

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is a worthwhile place to visit if you have two or three hours to wander through the spacious grounds. Unfortunately some of the exotic trees are looking a little the worse for wear but this may be due to the very dry conditions this...More

Thank CliveandSueGotlieb
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Not just dry, but also windy, which can make the leaves of forest trees look very average. Then there's fun with floods and also the odd possum or three having a browse. At least the platypus mostly stay in the water. Looking at our plants...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We arrived late in the afternoon and walk around the lovely grounds. The lady at the café told us people had been telling her all day they had seen the platypus and there he was swimming in the lake! He actually passed right under the...More

Thank Sandrabushwalker_12
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

It's not guaranteed but they are there and can often be seen when it is still. Wind creates a chop on the surface making it difficult. The bridge is good because they pass under. Thank you for your review.

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