The National Arboretum Canberra combines a living collection of forests with an entertainment and events centre offering unique experiences. It is one of the world’s largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees; surrounding visitors with spectacular views, stunning architecture and the natural beauty of trees and gardens. Over 44,000 trees from around the world and Australia are growing across 250 hectares (618 acres) of rolling hills.
Nestled into the landscape, the award-winning Village Centre is at the heart of the Arboretum. Visitors can enjoy a free guided tour of the Village Centre and marvel at the miniature living artworks in the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection. Relax and refresh at the Café at the Arboretum, Ginger at the Arboretum Restaurant and The Curatoreum gift shop. Discover the forests and lookouts, great picnic spots, outdoor sculptures, walking and cycling trails and the unique nature-themed Pod Playground where children explore giant acorn cubby houses and banksia pods.
The Arboretum offers group and school tours and activities, as well as a public program of events, talks and courses.
Close to Canberra city, the Arboretum is a great place to explore, learn and celebrate.
In addition to being one of the capital’s most popular and loved tourist attractions, the National Arboretum is also one of Canberra’s leading function and wedding venues.
Ginger Catering has exclusive operations at the recently opened National Arboretum Canberra. This venue offers a number of facilities including function spaces, cafe and restaurant services. Located just 6km from the city centre, the Arboretum has stunning panoramic views of the city and offers guests a variety of unique indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from.
Head over to our picnics page and order a box (or more) to enjoy at the picturesque National Arboretum Canberra