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The Tasmanian Arboretum

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Peaceful place to spot a platypus

The arboretum is ran by friendly volunteers and is a lovely, quiet place to wander around. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
N1C0LA
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Adelaide, Australia
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Lazy autumn days

Although spring time is a lovely time to be in a garden, I find the aboretum near Eugenana to be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vicki R
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Devonport, 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...more
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46 Old Tramway Rd | Eugenana, Devonport, Tasmania 7310, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The arboretum is ran by friendly volunteers and is a lovely, quiet place to wander around. We spotted 2 platypus whilst crossing the little sodden bridge over the lake - it made my day!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank N1C0LA
TasArb, Manager at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm glad we could provide the site for your experience.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although spring time is a lovely time to be in a garden, I find the aboretum near Eugenana to be most pleasantly beautiful & relaxing in the autumn months, something about kicking up the fallen leaves reminds me of my childhood days & the colours...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vicki R
TasArb, Manager at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you. Let's hope for plenty of colour.

Reviewed 22 November 2018

You're almost guaranteed to see platypus here, as they feed in the ponds in the middle of this interesting place. It's so nice to get away from it all here and ponder the lives of these wondrous creatures. It's a shame not all the remarkable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TasArb, Manager at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Almost all the plants TAI has planted have an id label but we can only afford so many display labels. However we are in the process of reviewing the whole and adding at least one display label to an example of each species we hold.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

For those who don't understand the enormity of how wonderful this place is, quite apart from its natural beauty, this arboretum is a growing collection of trees from around the world. It was created by hard working volunteers and is maintained by same, going on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TasArb, Manager at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

A very helpful lady provided map & info after we had consumed our Leatherwood Honey ice cream ! Wonderful selection of flora with major works in progress. Many types of Auracaria including several Wollemi pines. One of the constructed waterways had a platypus, big bugger,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TasArb, Manager at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The place is quite near to where I live and a popular spot for group gatherings and celebrations. It has undercover cooking and feasting areas with electric BBQs and tables. Many hectres of grassed play areas for the kids and adults alike. The grounds supports...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your review. Currently, the Tree park Kiosk operates from October to May inclusive, opening at 11AM and closing at 4PM. Perhaps you visited outside those months or times or it could have been on the rare day a volunteer cannot attend and...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Not too far out of Devonport, this large arboretum makes a pleasant day out for a family or anyone that wants to experience the beauty of nature, with a wide variety of trees from around the world. I took my 2 dogs (on leash) and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your review. The autumn leaves are rapidly moving to ground level. In some places there are almost enough to kick around because the trees have grown over the decades many have been growing.

Reviewed 31 May 2018

At the end of our 6 week trip to Tassie without sighting a Platypus, visited the Tasmanian Arboretum and sighted Platypus many times.

Date of experience: May 2018
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Sightings are of wild animals cannot be guaranteed so I am glad you had success.

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely place with some interesting history in it. Loads of beautiful trees and little side walks everywhere. The lady in the cafe was very sweet and helpful also note they only take cash here. We had a picnic at the end of the walk and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

We can do Visa and MasterCard on some days. Thank you for your review,

Reviewed 17 April 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robby G C
TasArb, Manager at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Unfortunately, the platypus decide when they will be out and where. Taking your time gives a better chance of seeing one but they are wild animals.

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