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Address: High Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand
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Amazing Place to visit

Great place for all ages to visit especially at christmas time, have had my two sons photos taken each year with Santa for the last 16 years and hopefully will continue

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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Dannevirke, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great place for all ages to visit especially at christmas time, have had my two sons photos taken each year with Santa for the last 16 years and hopefully will continue

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Thank buffylock
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

To drive through Dannevirke and not to visit the Fantasy Cave would be a major crime. the lovely volunteers have put hours upon hours setting this up. Every year I go through the Cave I m amazed at what has been done. Trains, Crystal Castle, Jack and the beanstalk (giant) and so much more. During the Christmas period there is... More 

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Thank fender4les
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Pop in every few years to see whats going on & there's always additions to the displays, a lot of effort by caring locals

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Thank Jared M
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is a must see for children of all ages and adults as well. A fabulous fantasy world of everything you can imagine from Fairy tales to Nursery Rhymes - Cinderella to Peter the Pumpkin eater. Even a tiny Dannevirke town with a real model railway train track!! All made with love and devotion by a special group of volunteers.... More 

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Thank Paula1727
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

A wonderful place that is for young and old - such alot of work by its volunteers that is of international standard.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I took our 4 year old granddaughter here when she came to stay and ended up spending nearly 3 hours here she was as so amazed by everything. It was school holidays so also had a great storyteller there

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Thank BarryandBjcrosse
Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

A real 'wonderland'. Take the kids or go on your own as adults can wonder at the work that has gone into creating the displays. Very clever work from a very committed community.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Our 18 month old daughter loved it! Especially the trains, Fairies and Old Mcdonalds Farm. Was cool to see Santa there and was bigger then expected. Only downfall was the lady who was trying to tell us what somethings were instead of just letting us take our time and explore; made us feel rushed however I think she was just... More 

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Thank Alve_Family
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Fantasy Cave is part Disneyland, part museum of fairy stories and part magical craft exhibition. From the first step inside you are in a different, beautiful world. You walk through the three or four levels of Fantasy Cave and are taken through loads of different sites and stories. The kids absolutely adore it and you will be so impressed... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

What a little gem in Dannevirke. So many craftspeople have put together wonderful displays from space to fairy tales. So much to see and some interaction buttons to press. Well worth the stop for a browse through. Only $5 an adult but also only open from 10am to 12.30pm on saturdays during the year. Open more often around Christmas when... More 

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