Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden is a remarkable private garden with a 40+ year history, built and operated by volunteers in the northwest of Tasmania. The 11-hectare property is located just 8km south of Burnie off the Ridgley Highway, and features over 24,000 select rhododendrons and companion plants from around the world. A spectacular display of blooms can be seen between late August and November, and striking Autumn foliage colours from March to May.
The tranquillity of this lush environment can be enjoyed year-round, with three pristine mirror-like lakes and expansive views from our strategically placed pavilions. The birdsong from diverse bird life and encounters with native fauna such as platypus and echidna are another unique aspect.
In addition to the unique hybrid rhododendrons cultivated by our members, we conserve many wild species of rhododendrons growing in geographically defined areas of the garden, that reflect the plant’s origins – from Asia, across the Himalayas to China, Japan and North America.
Our newly renovated Licensed Cafe provides meals and refreshments, with BYO picnics being welcome.