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Cockington Green Gardens General Entry Ticket
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Cockington Green Gardens is a family owned and business and has been in operation since 1979.We offer a unique experience for all ages, with meticulously constructed scale reproductions of building from all round the world, set amongst beautiful...more
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11 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls 2913, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The attraction seems much better in the brochure As an adult I did not find it particular interesting The children enjoyed it, where you could press the button to drive the model train etc Miniature train around the grounds 2 laps was fun for the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thoughts3
Reviewed 1 week ago

So well groomed miniature model villages plus international model countries. I was fascinated by it all..A train ride around the gardens ($3). Kids love that. A plaque in front of each display. Picnic area. Small playground and a cafe. I’ve been twice. Loved it so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lipptylou
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Lipptylou, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Great to hear that you enjoyed our display so much, we look forward to seeing you again. Yes we do have a family pass as well as a value pack, worth asking about if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden rivals a similar one [Maduradam] i visited in The Hague a few years ago. Cockington Green is meticulously planned and implemented, and finely maintained. Look out for the interesting little quirks throughout the park. Some of the features may be operated by push-button...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rudy C
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Rudy C, Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the display and the hard work that goes into maintaining a quality display. The push button displays are a favourite with all ages. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cockington Green Gardens for something to do in Canberra. Was very pleasantly impressed with the standard of the gardens and the miniatures from the UK and also from around the world. Gardens and miniatures are of a high standard. The gardeners work hard to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marion H
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Marion H, Thank you for taking the time to review Cockington Green, I will share your comments with our garden team as its always nice to hear that your hard work and efforts have been appreciated. Many Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here as a child and have bought my nieces over the years and now my own daughter......the attraction is as lovely as I remember, train is still great for the little ones..... but the cafe is awful! Eating in, iced coffee...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RebeccaW3881
ManagerCGG, Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RebeccaW3881, It is regrettable that the Cafe didn't meet your expectations. We have strict controls in place to ensure the food provided meets health regulations. The volume of traffic necessitates the need to pre-prepare sandwiches for consumption on a daily basis. In trying to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what this place would be like, but it was amazing. The building of all of the displays must have taken years. There were quirky bits everywhere, we found a Dr Who with Tardis, a streaker being escorted off the football field by 2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lois233
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lois233, Thank you for taking the time to review us and give such a great review. Cockington Green will have been open to the public for 40 years this November, we are very proud of our achievements. It's always great to hear that our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you pick a sunny day to visit as all is outdoors. I would recommend taking your own picnic/snacks and enjoy the outdoors by staying a little longer. For what it is, and compared to other 'tourist' visit places in Canberra, it is on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jillmccrone
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jillmccrone, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We do have FOC Bbq's in our playground area for those who wish to bring a little something extra to eat, always nice to finish off a meal with an ice-cream which can be purchased...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I have been here two times and both the times I didn’t had a dull moment. I really enjoyed with my family. It takes 1hour to go around quickly but I would suggest going slowly and enjoy the setting. International display is very good, with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pradeepExp
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi pradeepExp, Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is always nice to hear that our customers are enjoying all the time and effort that goes into the display. Just as importantly it is nice to hear that our staff are friendly...More

Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 visited here as we had a little time before our flight. The miniatures are extremely impressive and accurately designed. Lots of fun and lots of hidden laughs and references which kept my teens and young adults very entertained. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JazznBlues2018
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Hi JazznBlues2018, Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is always great to hear how much people have enjoyed our display. Many Thanks

Reviewed November 28, 2018

mini buildings from all over the world. loved it. can't get enough. too bad we couldn't find everything on the list.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mymumismymum
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Hi mymumismymum, Thanks for taking the time to review us, glad you enjoyed our display, maybe next time you can finish the "Find the Figures" sheet. Many Thanks

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cyrusl988
December 1, 2018|
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Response from LauranndSandra1957 | Reviewed this property |
I think they would have a continuous display of different flowers. I have only been there once but I'm sure they would have more flowers coming on all the time. I guess the heat may be a problem if it turns out to be hot the... More
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BaileysLatte
January 7, 2017|
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Response from ManagerCGG | Property representative |
Hi Baileys, We recommend a minimum of 1 hour to walk through. If you are planning to stay for a while have some lunch, take a train ride, then purchase our value pack which includes entry, steam train rides, souvenir guide... More
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Aretha L
September 2, 2015|
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Response from K2Canberra | Reviewed this property |
If you're driving down from Sydney (approx. 3hrs drive) Apse Tours has a local tour which includes Cockington Green. If you have children 3 In Fun Canberra has a tour which also includes Questacon & Australian Institute of... More
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makati
Going to Cockington green and Tidbinilla (9 Replies)
I'm thinking of renting a car to go around Canberra. But it's left-hand driving in Australia & I come form a right-hand driving country (Phil.) so I'm uncomfortable with that. We're thinking of going to Cockington Green & Tidbinilla nature reserve so we might have a problem going there if we don't have a car. Any suggestions?
April 18, 2014|
Response fromemel49|
Yes you will have problems. Canberra is as easy as it gets. Lots of straight wide multi lanes roads and very little traffic. Rush hour lasts 10 minutes. It took me about 5 minutes to get used to driving in the US so you should have no problems. Just remember to keep your passenger in the gutter.
Graeme E
Newcastle, Australia
whats great to see in Canberra to entertain a 3 and 6 yo? (5 Replies)
Aside from War Memorial, Questacon, Cockington Green and Mint what are the must sees in Canberra if you have 2 kids 3 and 6 yo??
July 11, 2012|
Response fromDownunderSugarglider|
Maybe the National Zoo and Aquarium? The NGA has a special kiddies room. I bet they do special kiddy things in it.
eufy
makati
Canberra to Blue mountains or the other way around? (8 Replies)
Hi all! My 2 teenage sons & I will be staying in Sydney from Apr.24 to May 8. We plan to stay in Sydney for a week. Then go for an overnight stay in the Blue Mountain ( we plan to take the Oztrek overnight tour). Then we'd want to go to Canberra to see the sights over there. Stay overnight at the Canberra YHA. Since the Blue mountain tour will go back to Sydney at night, we'd have to spend the night in Sydney. Then in the morning, catch the bus going to Canberra. I found out there's a...More
April 17, 2014|
Response fromeufy|
I also read that it would be better to book the overnight tours once we are in Sydney to have a flexible plan in case of bad weather so I've cancelled my booking to the blue mountains. I've been checking on the 14 days projected weather in Sydney & relying on them to make my itinerary. But, looking at all the weather pages, some of them have different weather on certain days. From Sydney, which would be better to go first? Canberra or Blue Mountains? Does it really matter?