The Tasmanian Arboretum


The Tasmanian Arboretum is a garden of trees of the temperate world in a beautiful and peaceful landscape. From flowers in spring through the shade of summer to autumn colours and the patterns of winter, we invite you to enjoy a visit to our collections of cool climate woody plants.

What we offer

We have the world's largest collection of Tasmanian living woody plants; Southern Hemisphere Conifers and; plants from northern hemisphere forests in an extensive park. Within the park sits the natural heritage of the Eugenana limestone beds and the marks of colonial and early Federation industrial endeavour. Platypus can be reliably seen most days in Founder's Lake and around 80 local bird species are present.

How we do it

The Tasmanian Arboretum has been developed by the local community with extensive volunteer input showing what can be achieved from a dream. It is due to the continued efforts of such volunteers that the Arboretum continues to thrive and develop today.

Things we'd like you to know

Opening & admission

Our gates are open every day from 9am to sunset. We have toilets and plenty of parking. Admission is $5 per adult, or by becoming a member.

Conditions of Entry

The Arboretum is owned by its members. We depend on volunteers for much of our work and the support of the community for much of our funding. We hold a living collection of plants, each one of them important to us, please respect them. The site is also a Wildlife Sanctuary (Land for Wildlife). For these reasons we ask that you observe our Conditions of Entry.


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Our Main Sponsor


We are grateful for the significant contribution of the
City of Devonport towards our operations.


We are proud to be one of just 42 ArbNet Level 1 accredited arboreta worldwide
a member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International
accredited by The Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
rated #59 of the top 100 Tasmanian attractions
and have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of excellence for 2016.