Australian National Botanic Gardens

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is open and welcomes visitors from 8.30 am to 5 pm every day of the year (except 25 December).

Visitors will need to comply with the COVID-19 safety measures that remain in place across the ACT. Read more.

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.