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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 day well spent

Beautiful peaceful walking tracks with an abundance of flora and fauna. Many photo opportunities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
peter s
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Outback Queensland, Australia
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Tassie holiday

Interesting in the concept but sort of missed the mark in my mind . Only a $5 entry It is only... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rhinoman62
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Beaconsfield, 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful peaceful walking tracks with an abundance of flora and fauna. Many photo opportunities and the bonus of a platypus and bird hide on Founders Lake. We snapped a number of birds and a platypus. After enjoying the sun we retreated to the shade of...More

Thank peter s
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting in the concept but sort of missed the mark in my mind . Only a $5 entry It is only run by volunteers so can't expect much but I think more paths are necessary . Was a bit ordinary having to walk through long...More

Thank rhinoman62
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finally got to see Platypus in their natyral environment. Loved by the whole family. Lots of bird life too.

Thank lisa31w
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Beautiful Firetails are common at the present time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in a day that gave us sun, rain, wind and cold winds in the span of 45 minutes. The Arboretum gives creeks, a pond to watch birds and platypus. It has plenty of native diversified flora and fauna and the history is well...More

Thank Chepe L
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and kind words about the volunteers.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very picturesque walking tracks around this vast parkland of varied tree species. Different sections are very well placed with information about the vegetation. Autumn is fabulous for colour with all the deciduous trees.

Thank clsmith24
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our family were told about the Arboretum by the owner of where we were staying in Devonport. We had hoped to spot some platypus in the stream, which we didn't, but this natural wonderland did not disappoint. From the moment you arrive, the peace and...More

Thank OzHarry
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Little hard to find, but a great spot to relax or take a stroll. Beautiful trees & plenty of bird life. Will bring a picnic next time. $5 per adult entry fee requested. We were happy to support. Three platypus spotted - approx 3-4pm in...More

1  Thank Ceetine
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Unfortunately we only open before 9AM for special occasions and the gates close at sunset. All the rest is good advice on platypus viewing. Thank you.

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Enjoyed the walk around the grounds and to the river but not the best weather to visit. Spotted the platypus and a few birds.

Thank Suzanne818
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went here with the desire to see a platypus and failed on this account but we did discover a beautiful place with great ice cream and fantastic volunteers.The husband and wife team were just a lovely pair and they certainly added to the experience of...More

Thank Greg R
TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a sighting as the animal rests in a burrow and is difficult to see when the water is ruffled by the wind. This is so wherever platypus are, except perhaps in a zoo. You could try...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a walk to fill a few hours we had left in the day. In spite of the rain we had a relaxing stroll around the various trails. It would be a lovely place to have a picnic on a blanket.

Thank Roanna T
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