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.