Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens has re-opened to visitors from 29 October 2021.

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to the Gardens from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

We will continue to follow guidelines set by the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response.

Climb a three-level treehouse into the canopy of a lush paperbark forest.

Constructed mainly of recycled timber (some retrieved from the set of the Baz Luhrmann movie Australia), the Paperbark Treehouse is nestled among a colony of swamp paperbark trees (Melaleuca ericifolia).

The treehouse has a ramp-accessible platform at 2.5 metres high. From there, a ladder takes you up to a crow’s nest in the forest canopy.

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After climbing the treehouse, you can scamper across stepping stones, follow the Who Did That? children’s trail or just sit back and listen to the breeze blowing through the treetops.

The Paperbark Treehouse and Garden is the perfect place for visitors of all ages to connect with nature.