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Cockington Green

11 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2273
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11 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2273
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Reviewed today via mobile

This establishment is in dire need of a revamp! Many of the exhibits are damaged no doubt as a consequence of long term exposure to the ACT's extremes of weather, but they've not been repaired. Even moving exhibits such as the model railway, windmills etc...More

Thank Lite-Grey-Nomads
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cockington Green Gardens has an amazing landscape containing numerous miniature villages and other features from Great Britain as well as Australian and International gardens which have been made to scale. There are free miniature steam train rides and a children's playground, as well as a...More

Thank Evelyn P
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi Evelyn P, Thrilled that you had such a great time at Cockington Green, however, we do not have free steam train rides. If you purchase our value pack steam train ride tickets are included in that along with discount vouchers and other items. To...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Dinosaur toys in display without disclosure, various doll characters of different sizes, birds were far too large - unrealistic. Displayed numbers not in order. $40 for disappointment. I will not be buying a membership anytime soon. 2/5 for friendly magpies.More

Thank cm092017
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hello cm092017, The dinosaurs in our display are a very popular addition, we enjoy working with our fellow attractions in the Gold Creek area. Our 1/12th scale miniature people come in all shapes and sizes, as do real people. The only scale birds we have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place! Our five year old absolutely loved it and so did our three year old. Lots to see and do. The plants are beautiful and it is very well maintained. Next time we will bring a picnic.

Thank Springleave
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi Springleave, Thanks for your wonderful review, and for taking the time to post it. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago

I take the kids out here regularly. They love running around the place looking at the 'little' houses and trains. Visitors to canberra are always amazed at cockington green, ir really is a must see

Thank Petraff
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi Petraff, Thanks for a great review. I hope you are a pass holder?, if you are coming out here more than 3 times a year it is financially worth your while to join our pass holder club. Many Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admiring the masterpieces, it was a great day out reliving childhood memories. The international section has grown and changed and all the models are incredible.

Thank DRC2203
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi DRC2203, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very interesting. It is beautifully maintained, however there are some aspects that are currently being repaired. I do agree with another reviewer that the fairy garden looks a little cheap and tacky. I think if they put a bit more effort into...More

Thank corgan00
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi corgan00, Thank you for taking the time to review us, glad you enjoyed our display and the Gold Creek Area. Repairs are an ongoing here due to the volume of use and extreme weather conditions. The fairy garden is designed and use by our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here kicking and screaming but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised and I throughly enjoyed the experience we went in autumn but would have been even better in spring well worth a look reasonable priced

Thank Stephen T C
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi Stephen T C, Thank you for taking at the time to review us, really glad to hear we pleasantly surprised you and yes, spring is a beautiful time to visit. Many Thanks

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well kept fantastic place near Canberra where you will find scaled down miniature versions of important buildings of various countries in a beautiful garden setting. This activity is a must for people of all ages when you are in Canberra. You will...More

Thank PCM199
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi PCM199, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us to others. Many Thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place as a kid now having lived in England I was excited to revisit childhood memories and grown up English memories...hugely disappointed... it was expensive costing $50.50 for 3 of us one child and 2 adults....then the fairy garden what on earth...looked...More

1  Thank RubyCanberra
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this review

Hi RubyCanberra, Sorry to hear you where disappointed with your visit. The fairy garden is separated from the English display and is a huge hit with our younger visitors and parents, they enjoy driving the train around the brightly lit magical fairy town. We have...More

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Visiting Canberra next month and interested in paying Cockington Green a visit. Can anyone tell me how big is this place and how long should I allocate for this attraction? Is 2 hours enough?
7 January 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
Aretha L
Hi Can you advise how to get there from Sydney? Any local tour? Thanks
2 September 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
how do I get there by public transport?
24 January 2015|
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Response from victorlsmith | Reviewed this property |
I travelled by private vehicle, but I did see buses passing this wonderful attraction. This link will guide you from Canberra City Business District to Cockington Green Gardens at Nicholls, ACT. I visited "my transit" on... More