Cockington Green
Cockington Green
4.5
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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 gardens and lush green lawns.With other features such as a Steam Train Ride, Fully licensed light refreshment area, magnificent "Waverly"Dolls house, Barbecue picnic area and Fully stocked souvenir shops, Cockington Green Gardens makes a perfect place for the whole family to visit.
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Brent C
Tweed Heads, Australia74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great morning out, it’s a must visit for anyone going to Canberra, just a nice fun hour or so walking around looking at all the miniature houses and activities. Train wasn’t working the day we were there and it’s a little pricey at $25 per adult.
Written 9 March 2024
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Jodie N
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Still amazing after so many years.
A must do with children. Great for couples. Cafe is average but friendly. Entry is good to budget.
Written 12 February 2024
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Codygizzy
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The gardens are well maintained and it’s a lovely little place to stroll around and look at the displays. The main reason for an average review is about half of the interactive displays were not working, it’s all quite old so understandable. The train wasn’t working- no reason given just that it wasn’t. But the main problem here is the entry price. It was $75 entry for a family of 4. All up we were here for an hour and that was stretching out the time. It’s just way overpriced for what it is which left a little bit of a sour taste! Half that price would have been about right for what’s there. They also then charge an extra $3 per train ride if you’re lucky enough to go when the train is working. So if it wasn’t for the entry price I’d say take a look but not for that kind of money.
Written 24 January 2024
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Amy
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice place for family and kids. Good place for a family portrait. Too bad the mini train was on a repair. Recommended for family
Written 19 November 2023
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carole f
Elimbah, Australia94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
We called in on a rainy day
We walked around the little villages with the place just about to yourselves. I have been before but it is alway a delight to visit the only draw back was that because is was raining the small trains that ran around the miniature town where not working . We had a train ride about the place and all in all it was a great day
I would recommend a visit when visiting Canberra.
Written 6 July 2023
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MelbourneTravelmad
Melbourne, Australia808 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
I have been to canberra many times and never been to Cockington Green. Made a deliberate effort to visit this trip. Bought tickets online and skipped the queue, which wasn't long, but was growing.
We found the miniatures very nice, some better than others, but there was always something to see if you looked closely, such as the knight a long way from the castle, or the minion in the soccer crowd. Some areas were a little tired but overall we found it good. The train ride is fun for kids, would be good if it went further in the park. Overall we had an enjoyable time for an hour or so.
Written 8 April 2023
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Traveller_Katenz
Wellington, New Zealand14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nice for a half hour stroll around, but not worth the steep admission price. Lovely gardens. Several exhibits weren’t working when we were there, so it seems like some maintenance needed.
Written 6 April 2023
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Lankylee
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is for kids, although there were plenty of adults with no children. The signature train ride is short, but you get 2 rounds.
Written 2 April 2023
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Sarah Y
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My 3rd visit to these gardens and it’s always a pleasure. Definitely a must see when visiting Canberra
Written 25 March 2023
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michelle863
Canberra, Australia219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This is an eye-wateringly expensive outing for what it is. $99 for 2 teens, 1 adult and 2 seniors. This included the train ride. It's a very cute small stream train but the "5-7 minute ride" actually went for less than 5 minutes and just did 2 repeated loops of one section of the display. The gardens are beautifully maintained and very lovely, but sadly the exhibitions have not been well maintained. They looked old and tired, and many of the figurines had fallen over and not been stood up again. It's not very big, so despite the warning from the lady at the desk that "we only have an hour", we were done in about 35 minutes and this included looking at every display and reading every plaque. Some of the displays have some humourous additions, although the dinosaurs didn't fit in at all. Overall I'd say it's tired and run down, and not worth the money.
Written 21 March 2023
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