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“Unique - or Pretty Close To It!!”
Review of Gnomesville

Gnomesville
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Unique - or Pretty Close To It!!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

According to the locals we talked to, Gnomesville was started when the contentious round-a-bout at the junction of Wellington Mill & Ferguson Roads was built. There was a lot of controversy from the local residents about whether or not it was necessary, and whether or not it warrented the amount of ratepayers money it would take to build it. The council decided to go ahead with the project. A concerned local (with a great sense of humour) decided that a supervisor was needed to keep an eye on the council workers and expenditure, so he (or she) glued a garden gnome to a concrete picnic table nearby, to oversee the progress.
From that humble beginning, Gnomesville came to be. Other people put their own "supervisors" in place and it became an attraction which took on a life of its own, and grew and grew.
Now, people from all over the world have visited Gnomesville and left gnomes of their own, and have left explanations that tell of the gnomes origins, and some of them are quite hilarious.
There is nothing there except the "gnome spectacle and experience", but it takes a good hour and a half to see them. It is a unique (or pretty close to it) place to see, and great fun. Just look at the smiles on the happy faces of the other visitors.
Close by are some excellent wineries where a delicious lunch may be had, along with a very nice wine, to boot. There is also a terrific pub restaurant at The Bull & Bush, Boyanup, about 30 mins drive from Gnomesville.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Ok, so this isn't an attraction the way people from the UK would expect. You can't take the family there for a rip roaring day out or anything, but it is definitely a spectacle which is well worth a visit, and we loved it.

I really enjoyed just pulling over on the road to see thousands of gnomes of all shapes and sizes, and the messages people have left with them. Its not a commercial attraction at all, you just pull over and look around, and leave a gnome if you have one.

On the way back to Bunbury, we stopped at a brewery called The Moody Cow for lunch in their restaurant which was superb, but there are any number of wineries and breweries in this area where you can stop and make a bit more of a day of it.

Go on, go to Gnomesville, and don't forget to take your own Gnome to leave there (and a marker pen!)

Visited November 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Gnomes r us!!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Quirky quirky. I have never seen anything like this. A bit of whimsy that has taken over a magical spot in the Ferguson Valley.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Well worth the drive. I loved it more then the kids. It was just nice walking around looking and reading all the gnomes and signs. Some people have put a lot of effort into their gnomes. Differently going back in the school holidays but this time we are going to decorate our own gnomes to take and leave there.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Must see to believe. Worth an out-of-the-way trip”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a place that will bring real joy to your heart. Thousands of gnomes brought with care and humor from all over the world. If you find yourself in Western Australia, make a point of it.

Visited January 2012
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