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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden has about 20,000 plants on an 11ha landscaped site just 8km south of Burnie. Surrounded by native bushland and laced with lakes, wildlife, waterways, bridges and design features, this beautiful garden is a place for relaxation and contemplation.

The location’s unique temperate climate makes it one of the only known places where the entire range of the world’s rhododendrons can be grown in the same garden.

The first rhododendrons were planted in 1981 by volunteers who have continued to develop the garden. It now features a tea room overlooking the valley and some fabulous private picnic spots.

I have enjoyed seeing that original vision shared with friends over 30 years ago, become a reality. I get a great deal of pleasure from being there. It’s a beautiful place and it’s out in the open.

Maurice Kupsch

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden Volunteer

Rhododendron gardens during Autumn

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

55 Breffny Road, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

T: 03 6433 1805 M: 0438 330 478

Open Daily
9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Entry $10 per adult, $8 Conc, children are free

Tearoom Open Hours
Aug, Sept, Dec, Jan, Feb, March, April
Open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
October and November
Open Everyday


Main gazebo at the Emu Valley Rhododendron gardens