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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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Great view of platypus

We arrived late in the afternoon and walk around the lovely grounds. The lady at the café told us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Entry is $5pp. Highlight is the platypus, other parks which included platypus are pretty far out... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
tan m
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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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"trees and shrubs"
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"broad daylight"
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"run by volunteers"
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"undercover bbq area"
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"platypus viewing"
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"water birds"
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"worth the entry fee"
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"great ice cream"
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"gas bbq"
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"autumn colours"
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"great place for a picnic"
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"flora and fauna"
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"hidden treasure"
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"picnic lunch"
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"beautiful gardens"
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"bird life"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late in the afternoon and walk around the lovely grounds. The lady at the café told us people had been telling her all day they had seen the platypus and there he was swimming in the lake! He actually passed right under the...More

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's not guaranteed but they are there and can often be seen when it is still. Wind creates a chop on the surface making it difficult. The bridge is good because they pass under. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Entry is $5pp. Highlight is the platypus, other parks which included platypus are pretty far out or expensive. The gardens are well maintained, not many flowers during out visit.

Thank tan m
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for your review. An Arboretum displays woody plants which reduces the potential for year round flower displays many being spring flowering. Perhaps you missed the leatherwoods.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times and loved it each time. It changes with the seasons so more than one visit is a must. Great place for a family picnic. Large grassed area, bbq's, Gazebo for protection from sun or rain. Small cafe run by...More

Thank brian g
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

If you are going to come regularly membership may be a cheaper option for you and your support will help us.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

great spot - beautiful gardens established and maintained by volunteers. The highlight for us was having extended views of 3 platypuses up close in broad daylight, including one that got out of the lake and crossed the grass just metres in front of us to...More

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

What can one say, the wild animals favour many but still some fail to see one. You were one of the favoured. Thank you for confirming the platypus crossing sign is not a hoax.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A wonderful place to visit, especially in the Autumn, when it is ablaze with colour. lovely walks and good coffee in the little café well run by local volunteers.

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for your review. For readers; currently we are having spring with it's flowers on the trees and shrubs but autumn will come and the kiosk will be open.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, venue and atmosphete in a great setting. Wide range of seating options. I highly recommend the platters.

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you for your kind words

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Well-informed, friendly, helpful lady at the kiosk and a director of the grounds that also helped with a computer issue. Plus great ice cream

Thank workandwildlife
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for kind words. Hope you saw a beautiful firetail.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 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

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 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

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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank lisa31w
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TasArb, President at The Tasmanian Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

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

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