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Burrendong Botanic Garden
and Arboretum
Lake Burrendong State Park, Central West NSW
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There are self-guided walks through areas of special interest -  Including Fern Gully, a lush rainforest area with an outstanding collection of Australian ferns.
There are also plenty of roads for a self drive car tour or trails for walking and cycling with picnic areas along the way.
Burrendong Botanic Garden & Arboretum Website
www.burrendongarboretum.org
Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum is adjacent to Lake Burrendong on Tara Road, Mumbil.
From Dubbo it is 51 km to Wellington and then a further 28 kms and from Orange it is the same distance (79 km) via Stuart Town.
Established in 1964 on over 167-ha, it has one of the largest collections of Australian plants in cultivation.  Over 50,000 Australian flowering plants, trees, shrubs and wildflowers, including numerous rare and endangered plants, from more than 2,000 species. 
The Arboretum's mission is to preserve and promote Australia's unique flora and has proven to be especially successful at growing plants from Western Australia and areas of low rainfall.  There is a stunning collection of the unusual and striking Western Australian flora which is not normally seen in the eastern states.
It has received worldwide recognition for its remarkable collection of Australian plants and its pioneering role in the cultivation and promotion of our unique flora.
There is always some native plants in flower but from late winter to early summer the Arboretum is a mass of colour as the hakeas, grevilleas and wattles all bloom.
Burrendong Botanic Garden & Arboretum
Open 8am - 6pm  Daily
Closed if fire hazard exists

For further information contact (02) 6846 7454.
Within the garden there is a lookout, information centre and nursery where you can purchase unusual plants not normally stocked in commercial nurseries.
Indoor plant lovers will love the collection of sub tropical plants.
158 bird species, including emus, roam wild in the garden, along with lizards, goannas, skinks, tortoises, echidnae and wallabies.
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Lake Burrendong Central West NSW - Water skiing, canoeing, walking/hiking trail, golf, fossicking, bird watching,  skateboarding, tennis, 4W driving..
LAKE BURRENDONG
Water skiing, canoeing, walking/hiking trail, golf, fossicking, bird watching,  skateboarding, tennis, 4W driving..
MOUNT ARTHUR RESERVE. Wellington Central NSW
MOUNT ARTHUR RESERVE
Picnic Areas, Trails and Lookouts with spectacular views of the river junction and the Wellington Valley.   The Mount Arthur Reserve takes in three peaks - Mount Arthur, Wellesly and Duke - covers 1300 ha of bushland creating a sanctuary for a large number of birds, animals and plants.