- Cockington Green Gardens Admission
1 Key Facts
- Day Entry to Cockington Green Gardens
- 1. Miniature Steam Train Rides
- 2. Transport from/to hotels
- 3. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
- 4. Souvenirs
- 5. Travel Insurance
|Address||11 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls ACT 2913 Australia|
|How to get there||● By Car
Located approximately 12km north of Canberra City Centre, takes about 15mins; approximately 280km south of Sydney Airport, takes about 3 hours 30 minutes;
- [Free] Onsite parking available
● By Public Transport
The closest Bus Stop is O'Hanlon Pl before Gold Creek Rd Station
Please check the Transport Canberra timetables (https://www.transport.act.gov.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
|What to bring/wear||● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle and Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
|Other info||【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- You should not visit if you or anyone in your household have any symptoms of COVID 19 (such as fever or new and/or regular coughs).
- If you feel unwell during your visit, locate and inform a staff member.
- Visitors asked if they are signed up to Australian Government COVID Safe App.
- Visitors not on Australian Government COVID Safe App requested to provide contact information.
- Walking only in the display (no running).
- Contactless retail transactions.
● All children must be accompanied by an adult.
● In the event of extreme weather conditions, the display may be closed. Refunds are not offered for visitation during inclement weather.
● Cockington Green has a smoke-free policy throughout the park although a designated outdoor area is available for smokers.
● Cockington Green gardens is a fully wheelchair, pram/stroller and walker accessible display. There is a separate accessibility entrance which is located to the side of the main ticket door entrance.
● Bikes, scooter, skateboards, wagons, roller skates/blades or alike are not allowed into the display.
● Remain on Pathways: The display pathways are bordered by rocks and floral gardens - please respect these boundaries. Do not step over or lift children over the rock borders and gardens onto any parts of the display to get that special photo. The pathway rock borders are there to protect the display and keep visitors safe. Any visitors caught breaking this rule will be asked to leave with no refunds given.
● The entry of pets/animals into the display is strictly forbidden. Genuine Assistance dogs will be allowed entry.
Cockington Green Gardens General Admission
Cockington Green Gardens is one of Canberra's premier privately owned and operated tourist attractions. Since opening in 1979, Cockington Green Gardens has delighted visitors young and old. Experience family fun at one of Australia's most charming and unusual tourist attractions. Venture into the fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings currently featuring 30 different countries, set within beautifully landscaped gardens. Then complete your visit by taking a ride on the ever popular Miniature Steam Train (optional extra).
Other features include: a licensed Garden Café, free gas barbeques, picnic and playground area.
The idea for the multi award-winning Cockington Green was born in 1972. Upon visiting miniature villages while on an extended family holiday in the UK, founders Doug and Brenda Sarah returned to Australia inspired and undertook a feasibility study into developing a village of their own. Eighteen months later, they invited other family members to participate in the project, and the rest is history!
After many years of painstaking and often frustrating work, Cockington Green was opened to the public on 3rd November 1979.
Cockington Green is characterised not only by the painstakingly accurate miniatures - built to scale by Doug and the family - but also by the care and attention put into the gardens surrounding them. The display lawns in particular, are spectacular.
The display has continually grown from a handful of English model-villiages in 1979, through to 1998 when the International Display's first stage was unveiled.
Created by Doug & Brenda Sarah Cockington Green Gardens is a family owned and operated attraction, with four generations involved in it's operation over the past 39 years.
Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens to make your Canberra visit complete.
3 Optional Extras
Miniature Steam Train Rides
● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.