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May Gibbs' Nutcote

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National treasure

We had a lovely wander around the gardens of Nutcote. Such a beautiful location & home, I can... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Mullumbimby, Australia
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"For the love of Gumnut Babies"

As a local Sydneysider have been meaning to visit so last weekend I did, especially if you grew up... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Sydney, 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...more
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5 Wallaringa Avenue, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia
+61 2 9953 4453
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely wander around the gardens of Nutcote. Such a beautiful location & home, I can definitely see how living here would have been incredibly inspiring for May Gibbs. We also did a tour with Judy through May’s beautiful home which was very...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

As a local Sydneysider have been meaning to visit so last weekend I did, especially if you grew up with May Gibbs and her gumnut babies Snugglepot & Cuddlepie this is for you, proudly showing off her books and artworks, I took the train to...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This place is value for money ($10/adult; $6/child), and the gift shop sells a variety of May Gibbs copyrighted products as well as some other cute 'Australiana' such as Red Tractor (Mudgee) tea towels. Although the tea shop was not open the day we visited,...More

1  Thank NellieM120
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

1  Thank bargegirlflaneuse
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

1  Thank LeftSideWagger
Reviewed 17 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
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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.