Cockington Green Gardens offers its visitors an experience you will not find anywhere else. Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings set within beautifully landscaped gardens to make your Canberra visit complete. 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.
Opened to the public in 1979, Cockington Green is one of Canberra’s landmark attractions, being a winner of an Australian Tourism Award and many local tourism industry awards in this time.
The park is constantly growing with the popular addition of the International display area, which compliments the original English Village and its beautifully established gardens.
Whilst in the park, visit the Rose Room indoor exhibition, featuring ‘Waverley’ a 34 room Dolls House, enjoy a coffee in the Parsons Nose Garden Café, or bring a picnic lunch, while littlies can be entertained in our play ground’ or, a favorite for all being the Miniature Steam Train ride, which encircles the International Display.
We visited Cockington at opening time due to the possible inclement weather. Well situated after a short drive from the CBD. Cockington is a series of model buildings of the United Kingdom set amongst water and garden features. There is an international section with buildings throughout the world. It is very well kept. There is a steam train that takes you around the area - especially attractive for the younger visitors. After the inspection of the models you can retire to the coffee shop with its delicious scones and coffee. It is well worth a visit and we look to returning on a more pleasant day.- 119allans-TripAdvisor
This is definitely a must see on your visit to Canberra. The lay out of the small villages is just fantastic and the detail that has gone into it is great. It’s very easy to walk around but spend time looking at all the detail that has been put in. The International is also great with buildings from different countries. We spent approx. 2 ½ hours looking around plenty of photos taken. This place is a great credit to people who designed and built it and the staff who keep it looking great. Well worth the price.- Andrew N - TripAdvisor
The gardens and miniature village are so very well maintained and the detail is second to none. Watching the young lady gardener trimming the grass in the cricket match area and replacing one of the fences, I could of watched for hours the detail she put in.
We spent about three hours here with the grandkids. The gardens and miniature scenes are beautiful with a bit of comedy thrown in. The kids loved controlling the trains that went through some of the displays. We got the family ticket which included train ride and it was pretty good value for this type of attraction. The food in the café was quite reasonably priced especially with the 10% discount voucher that came with the family ticket.- Katrina M - TripAdvisor
I do not want to go into detail on how good this place was. All I ask people who read this review is to just go to Cockington Gardens and enjoy what it has to offer. Definitely a must if you’re in Canberra!!!- Nishantha P - TripAdvisor
Excellent for young families
A lovely, unique and well maintained attraction which would really appeal to young families. We visited twice. It provided a great break from all the other big ticket places around Canberra. It is within easy reach (about 30min from Canberra cbd). Entry fee is within reason, staff friendly and the cafe is nice.
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3 attractions – 1 ticket – free bonus visit – loads of fun!