The National Arboretum is one of the world’s largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees, housing 94 forests from around the world. Many of the 44,000 trees are still young, but two of the forests are nearly 100 years old. The site has facilities at the Village Centre, including a café, gift shop and information hub.
While our well organised capital might be best known for its intricate civil engineering – think roundabouts and asymmetrical architecture – there’s also a wilderness of natural sites and activities to explore within the boundaries of Canberra and the ACT. You can let your rugged soul wander among mountain ranges and national parks, or unwind in the serenity of carefully curated city gardens. Best of all, visitors and Canberrians get to enjoy these wonders year-round, as each season colours the outdoors with vibrant new experiences.