Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

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Welcome to the Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

Over 22,000 plants in a natural amphitheatre

We are a non-profit community organisation developing, maintaining and operating a multiple award-winning rhododendron garden. The garden is widely known internationally and its unique design makes it one of Australia's major rhododendron gardens. See over 22,000 rhododendrons and other select plants set among 11ha with a series of "countries" from which the wild rhododendrons originate, within authentic built environments.

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden offers walking tracks, lakes, bridges and many other unique design features, as well as a resident platypus, echidna and diverse bird life. Our Tea Room is always a welcome and restful diversion for visitors.

The Garden features:

  • the amphitheatre consisting mainly of rich volcanic soil which was never farmed. The walls slope moderately steep into a large stepped basin fed by several natural springs forming a series of lakes.

  • landscaping including four lakes, waterfalls, several bridges, several gazebos, long dry stone walls and numerous paths and internal roads.

  • native fauna such as wild ducks, native hens, grebes, many other bird species, platypus, echidna and some reptile species. Native flora include many tree and fern species.

  • the garden is classified as a plant museum. As such it is a repository for many species of the genus rhododendron that are or may become endangered mostly due to human activity.

  • visitor facilities including parking for cars, buses and caravans, toilets and tearooms with disabled access.

A place to relax, unwind and enjoy the better things

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