Cockington Green Gardens

One of Australia’s most magical tourist attractions which first opened on 3rd November 1979, Cockington Green Gardens continues to delight tens of thousands of visitors every year and the special memories are now being shared between generations.

Mums and Dads who themselves had so many great childhood memories of their visits many years ago, are now returning to share the experience with their own children.

The fairyland scene, the model buildings from Great Britain and around the world, working trains and windmills and the beautiful gardens all make for a fun day out for the family.  The miniature steam-train is a great thrill for the whole family providing for a unique panoramic view of displays.

New models from different parts of the world continue to expand the display and young children always take great delight in feeling like giants in this magical miniature wonderland.

The picnic ground and playground area are always popular for children and families, and the Rose Room Gallery & Coffee shop also offer visitors some fun shopping as well as a nice stop for a bite to eat and refreshments.

Why not take advantage of the special LetsGoKids offer with Cockington Green Gardens and reignite your old memories and create special new memories for your children as this special piece of Canberra’s history turns 40 this year.

Open 7 days a week (Closed Christmas and Boxing Day only).

Venture into this delightful and fascinating display of meticulously handcrafted miniature buildings from around the world.

Set within beautifully landscaped gardens, complete the experience with a ride on the miniature steam train, view the 34 room dolls house ‘Waverley’, or enjoy homemade scones in the Garden Cafe.

There is something for everyone at Cockington Green Gardens.

  • Miniature Steam Train Rides
  • Waverley Dolls House
  • Licensed Garden Café
  • Free BBQs
  • Picnic Area & Playground
  • 2 Gift Shops


11 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls ACT 2913, Australia

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