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Cockington Green

Opened to the public in 1979, Cockington Green at Gold Creek Village is an award-winning display of miniature buildings and landscaped gardens and one of Canberra's landmark attractions. The park was created by Doug and Brenda Cockington, and has been a family run and operated business ever since. The family make sure to keep the park in perfect condition, adding new attractions whenever possible. As well as the stunning miniature displays and breathtaking gardens, there is a Heritage Rose Walk, a maze, several cafés, a barbecue, picnic and playground areas, and a steam train ride that circles the grounds. A recent addition, created with funding from the Sultanate of Oman, is a small-scale replica of Oman's Jabrin Fort. Other international small-scale replicas include one of Israel's Masada Northern Palace, and a large collection of great historical Australian homes.

Address: Gold Creek Village, 11 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls

Website: www.cockingtongreen.com.au