The Tasmanian Arboretum

The Tasmanian Arboretum

The Tasmanian Arboretum is a 66 hectare botanical tree park and nature reserve in Tasmania’s North West. A great place to enjoy trees of the temperate world, wildlife, including platypus (we are the best place in Australia to view them in the wild) and native birds, with over 80 species having been recorded. Come for a few hours or the whole day to explore and relax.

Only 12 kilometres from Devonport and a short drive to Sheffield, the town of murals. The Arboretum is set in a peaceful and beautiful valley, offering picnic shelters, two with coin-operated electric barbecues and a platypus observatory and bird hide on the shore of Founders’ Lake.

Cultural and natural heritage combine in the Limestone Heritage Walk, a self-guided walk linking the geology with a century of human activity contributing to colonial and national development. Guided walks are available for a reasonable cost and can be booked online. Bookings are essential.

We are open every day of the year and during the warmer months, from early September to early June, the Tree Park Kiosk, operated by volunteers, offers light refreshments between 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.