Take a trip around the world at Cockington Green Gardens in Canberra. The expansive outdoor exhibit transports travelers across the globe with its meticulously crafted miniature buildings representing numerous landmarks. Meander among the serene gardens to the original area, and explore Great Britain — the inspiration for Cockington Green Gardens — complete with a tiny cricket match and mini Stonehenge. Since 1998 the gardens have welcomed international exhibits, so now visitors can also view a tango in Argentina, Hungary’s humble villages, a temple in Indonesia, plus many more.
Peruse the expertly manicured gardens, wander through the hand-cut turf maze, or enjoy a picnic or snack at the on-site café. Younger travelers will especially love the miniature steam train rides.
Cockington Green Gardens is located 15 minutes from Canberra’s city center. The following admission prices apply: $19.50 adults, $14.50 seniors, $11.50 children, $56 family — additional attraction fees within the gardens vary. It is open every day except Christmas and Boxing Day, pending weather.