The Tasmanian Arboretum

The Tasmanian Arboretum, Devonport: Hours, Address, The Tasmanian Arboretum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Tasmanian Arboretum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a botanic garden of trees just 12 kilometres south of Devonport in Tasmania and only a one hour drive from Launceston. The Tasmanian Arboretum is a collection of trees of the temperate world in a beautiful and peaceful landscape. Within the 66 ha park sits the natural heritage of the Eugenana limestone beds and the marks of colonial and early Federation industrial endeavour. We are currently the best place in Australia (ref Australian Platypus Monitoring Network) to see platypus in the wild. They can reliably be seen most days in Founder's Lake at any time of the day. Around 80 bird species have been recorded and plenty of other wildlife are also present. We are open every day of the year (hours above). Further, during the warmer months (early September to the beginning of June), the Tree Park Kiosk is open 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily to serve , light refreshments or some of that legendary home made ice-cream. Unfortunately there is no public transport available.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Susanlam2015
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
We visited the aboretum on a cloudy, rainy day but it was still well worth a vist. Well laid out and maintained this is a beautiful collection of trees carefully looked after and arranged by geographic area. Everyhing is very well signposted and labelled. It would be a great place for a picnic wiht many charming options with lovely views. We were also extremely lucky enough to watch two platypus feeding in the lake making this an extra special stop on our Tasmanian trip.
Written 23 April 2022
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Companion547581
Launceston, Australia3 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
The arboretum is a beautiful peaceful serene place to wander around . The platypus were swimming around in the lake and easily spotted . The volunteers in the kiosk are fabulous . The homemade ice cream was delicious and not to be missed .
Written 13 April 2022
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Rob B
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Mar. 2022 • Couples
We had 7 close up platypus sighting - at least 3 separate platypuses because we saw them all together. Truly incredible!
Written 2 March 2022
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Jenny J
Perth, Australia857 contributions
Nov. 2021
Only $5.00 each to enter, lovely colours of trees and all labelled. The cafe was shut when we arrived but the park stays open until about 8.00pm in summer. We went at dusk as was told there would be a chance we would see a platypus. We had almost given up when we finally did. Look for the large rings on the water as that is the tell tale sign. We also saw an echidna and plenty of birds. We only stayed about 2 hours but you could spend a whole day here. The free map (left in a stand for you) are a little confusing and we did managed to get lost but it just meant we covered more of the area there was to see.
Written 14 December 2021
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greg924
Brisbane Region, Australia591 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
This was a hidden gem at Euganana, mentioned by a helpful Information Centre volunteer at Evandale, actually. It was delightful- dozens of trees with botanical name labels. Photo opportunities galore and bird hides - but no platypuses on show today (too windy, apparently). I especially loved the huge Mannus Gum trees. Recommend.
Written 15 November 2021
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Sandra Y
20 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Solo
Beautiful parklands and trees to wander. Some shelter. Not suitable for those who cant walk far. Named varieties of trees evident.
Written 21 September 2021
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Claire C
Sydney, Australia574 contributions
May 2021
Beautiful place to meander. well kept and not far from devonport. good signage to most plants and good parking
Written 6 June 2021
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,608 contributions
Mar. 2021
I decided the Tasmanian Arboretum would be a great stop after the overnight Spirit of Tasmania. Not sure what to expect other than some grounds to walk

Arrived to an honesty box for an entry fee, and absolutely no-one around.

The grounds are vast, but an enjoyable walk. The pond did not disappoint, with my first Platypus sighting within minutes of searching around the water for those tell-tale ripples.
Written 23 May 2021
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Pieter v
Traralgon South, Australia34 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Found this by accident

Glad we took the time to go here
Lovely peaceful setting beautiful gardens and stream and lake
Perfect for family picnic gathering
Freindly staff
Written 26 March 2021
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,688 contributions
Mar. 2021
Went of a walk in the gardens which was very pleasant but we were there mostly for the birds of which there were a few. Did see the platypus in the pond, but quite a long way out. Seeing the variety of trees was interesting.
Written 1 March 2021
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The Tasmanian Arboretum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm