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Cockington Green

11 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2273
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls 2913, Australia
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+61 2 6230 2273
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with 4 adults and 3 children, I can appreciate that a lot of time went into building these models, but considering they are so poorly maintained, I don't see how they think the prices are justified. First and last visit.

1  Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids loved Cockington Green. They thought it was so much fun to see everything so little. It is very pretty and I appreciated the attention to detail. There is a fun little fairy section, and I imagine all little girls loving this area. It...More

Thank Feso O
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Feso O, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we always appreciate our patrons feedback. You definitely should come back in the spring when we are in full floral bloom, every season shows a different look to the display. Glad the kids...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent fun although pricey (but what isn't!) Kids loved the trains in the scenario setups. For $3pp, train ride was expected to be longer. The international area was way better than expected!

Thank Michael T
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michael T, Thank you for taking the time to review us. The big and small kids always enjoy the trains. Glad our international area was a pleasant surprise to you. Many Thanks

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought this may be just for children but throughly enjoyed the visit Models very good, true to life Coming from England was good to see so many English model scenes Also good to see the international part Lady in cafe very pleasant and helpful

Thank PamY_11
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi PamY_11, Glad you enjoyed your visit so much, and have passed on your comments to our cafe staff. Many Thanks

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had the day off and decided to check this place out. It was cool and the models had a lot of nice details. A lot of effort has obviously gone in to this place! That being said it was a bit...More

Thank Julia S
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julia S, I am glad you & your friend enjoyed your visit. Pricing is always a struggle as we need to cover the costs that are incurred by running an Award Winning tourist attraction. We are a privately owned attraction and receive no government...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Lite-Grey-Nomads
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lite-Grey-Nomads, I feel your review is an unfair representation of our establishment. Our overall Trip Advisor rating is 4.5, which is an EXCELLENT rating. Of course we are always repairing & maintaining every facet of our display, it is a tireless task. You are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank cm092017
ManagerCGG, General Manager at Cockington Green, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 20 May 2017 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 reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 May 2017

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 reviewResponded 19 May 2017

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

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BaileysLatte
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
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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
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mimma1936
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
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