Car-free day for Arboretum visitors on Saturday 23 November 2013

Released 18/11/2013

To allow for the Voices in the Forest concert to take place safely, the National Arboretum Canberra will be a car-free day for visitors on Saturday 23 November 2013. A free shuttle bus will instead transport people to and from the Arboretum.

"Voices in the Forest is now in its third year and is getting bigger and bigger. This year 5500 people are expected to attend and with limited parking available at the Arboretum we need to come up with safe and accessible transport and parking arrangements," said Jason Brown, General Manager, National Arboretum Canberra.

"The event organiser, Village Building Company, has arranged for free chartered buses to transport people to and from the Arboretum from the Edinburgh Avenue bus stop in Acton next to Rydges Canberra and from Platform 3 at City Bus Station.  

"Buses will leave these two stops each half hour between 8.30 am and 2 pm before then running continuously until 4.15 pm.    

"Return bus services will run until 4.30 pm. Those who have caught the free bus service, but who are not attending the concert, will need to either catch one of these buses or make their own arrangements to leave the site."

For more information about parking and transport arrangements for the Voices in the Forest, please visit

Mr Brown said that the Voices in the Forest concert will feature a fantastic line-up of Australia's finest singers, including internationally acclaimed, Emma Matthews.

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