Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens
- Educational Tourism
- Nature based
The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a stunning garden near Burnie, North-West Tasmania.
The Gardens are a ten-minute drive south of Burnie. The 11-hectare/28-acre garden features over 22,000 select rhododendrons and companion plants, creating a spectacular display between August and February each year. Here, in addition to the hybrid rhododendrons familiar to gardeners, you can see many wild species rhododendrons planted to reflect their geographical origins - from Asia Minor, across the Himalayas to China, Japan and to North America.
You can take a number of walks through the Gardens to enjoy the plants wildlife and tranquillity of this lush environment. Platypus, echidna, and diverse bird life are routinely sighted here, and plantings are enhanced by a number of landscape features include gazebos, bridges, waterways, and a fountain.
The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a partner garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and is open daily from 0900 until 1700 except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Our tea room is open Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during August and September, and December through April. Open every day during peak flowering months of October and November. The tea room closed from May to end of July. Please note eftpos is not available.