The Peter Francis Points Arboretum
Located only a few minutes from the centre of town, The Peter Francis Points Arboretum or ‘The Points’, is a 37-hectare nature conservation reserve with a native Australian plant collection.
With more than 10,000 recorded plants, from young growth through to mature trees, The Points houses one of Australia’s most valuable native plant collections. The collection is used for botanical research and education as well as a celebration of natural botanical heritage. An amazing reversal of land misuse, The Points was transformed from an abandoned quarry into one of the largest arboretums of eucalyptus and native plants in the world used by schools, field naturalist clubs, garden clubs, landscape groups, farm tree groups and tourists.
The Peter Francis Points Arboretum is a beautiful and laid-back location, making it suitable for picnicking, with plenty of spots for picnics as well as picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets (including wheelchair accessible), ample parking for cars and buses.
With over 4km of walking trails, all with various degrees of difficulty, there is the perfect walking trail for everyone.