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May Gibbs' Nutcote

5 Wallaringa Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9953 4453
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For Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Lovers

If you love Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and other Mae Gibbs characters, you will enjoy Nutcote, the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
History and Gardens

Lovely to find somewhere quiet, peaceful and relaxing with some Australian History and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Innisfail, Australia
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May Gibbs' Nutcote is the former house and garden of May Gibbs, one of Australia's foremost children's authors and illustrators and creator of Australia's classic children's' story Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Nutcote was designed by prominent architect B. J. Waterhouse and built for May Gibbs and her husband, James Ossili Kelly, in 1925. May occupied the house for 44 years until her death in 1969. The house has been listed on the Register of the National Estate and has been furnished to reflect the style of the 1920s and 1930s and includes effects owned by May Gibbs, such as her easel, paint box and folio stand.
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5 Wallaringa Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9953 4453
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and other Mae Gibbs characters, you will enjoy Nutcote, the home of May Gibbs, Australian children's book author. Overlooking Neutral Bay with a lovely garden, (the garden inspired many of her characters) it's a pleasant spot to visit. The...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely to find somewhere quiet, peaceful and relaxing with some Australian History and beautiful surrounds thrown in. Overlooking the Harbour, May Gibbs original house sits proudly showing off her art and books within. The volunteers/staff are very friendly and lunch at their Cafe was yummy....More

Thank LeftSideWagger
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nutcote, the home of May Gibbs, author of many children's books is most certainly worth a visit. For under $20 you can visit this house with the most beautiful setting in Neutral Bay overlooking the harbour and "meet" May Gibbs' characters and the story of...More

Thank AngelaJaay
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Each month my friend and I take ferry trip somewhere. This month we visited Neutral Bay We planned to stay half an hour Two hours later we came away enriched and blessed by an enchanting afternoon at Nutcote. Up the hill and around the ten...More

1  Thank LyndaWardy
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This cottage was saved from developers by the local council and now is a museum/memorial to May Gibbs. The site is managed and run by volunteers, who are knowledgable, friendly and enthusiastic. Highly recommended as a quiet spot to visit - be sure to take...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This home made famous due to it's previous owner May Gibbs who wrote 'The Gum Nut Babies'. Short trip across the harbour to get there. Tour guide had many interesting tales of May, her work and her life there.

Thank MGJP
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A perfectly lovely way to see a famous writer's home. May Gibbs was a wonderful author and cartoonist. The garden is delightful and the story behind it is enthralling. Why not take a ferry from Circular Quay? There's a sweet cafe to have a tea...More

1  Thank Helena C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I wanted to take my young daughter on an outing that she would remember- a great choice. She loved it, and so did I. There was colouring in activities and dress-ups for the kids, and for me the tour of May Gibb's house was fascinating....More

Thank Ruthruthless
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We took our grandchildren to see May Gibbs' house and garden. We all enjoyed the guided tour of the house and loved the harbour views from the garden. It is an easy 10 min. walk from Neutral Bay wharf - a short ferry ride from...More

1  Thank Sue G
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a great spot to visit especially if you are a fan, but you don't have to be to enjoy it. It's in a lovely, tranquil spot with great views and it just oozes history. I've been three times over the years with overseas...More

Thank Clare013
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Sue H
11 August 2015|
Response from May Gibbs N |
Nutcote is open 11 - 3 Wednesday to Sunday. If you go to our website all the information is there. Regards, Stephanie Lake Manager Curator
6 July 2015|
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Response from AngelaJaay | Reviewed this property |
When you get to Neutral Bay Wharf you can catch a bus to close by the cottage. It is a short but quite steep walk up from the wharf.