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Great work!

Didn't know there is any place like this, accidentally stopped there but worth it as you can see... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Adelaide, Australia
Very clever way of displaying history of the area

Was a very nice way to break up a trip and check out these carvings and learn some history. Penola... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
David R
Moonta Bay, South Australia, Australia
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22 Jul 2018
13 Dec 2017
“not alot here”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Riddoch Highway Coonawarra, Penola, South Australia 5263, Australia
+61 8 8737 2855
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Bizarre Probably worth seeing for its total awkwardness and amateurishness. I really envy people of somewhat limited talents who are brave enough to publicly display their crafts. Worth a stop over and a giggle when driving past, definitely not worth a special trip to see...More

Thank Michal R
Reviewed 13 December 2017

there is not a lot here. if you are passing by maybe drop in but not worth the trip out on it's own.

Thank juliaduff1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing carvings in tree stumps telling the story of Father Woods and Mary MacKillop. Could be expanded to include picnic tables.

Thank kazzb2016
Reviewed 13 March 2017

These carvings are just as bad as the ones at Dartmoor. They look like they were carved and then filled in with plastic wood and given a coating of a sickly unnatural looking varnish. At least I learned Woods was a geologist earlier on.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Didn't know there is any place like this, accidentally stopped there but worth it as you can see the nice work of wood there with some history related. Good for a break and photos.

1  Thank jkerri
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Was a very nice way to break up a trip and check out these carvings and learn some history. Penola has a very interesting history!

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We didn't know this existed until we saw the sign as we travelled from Naracoorte to Penola. What a nice surprise and just the spot for a short rest and a photo or two.

1  Thank robertptyltd
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We came across this exhibition when driving from Adelaide to Penola. It has carved woodwork of Fr Woods and Mary MacKillop. On a nice day it would be a peaceful place for a picnic. Worth visiting.

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A free attraction. It is about the early years of Mary McKillop. The wood carvings are well done. It will only take 10 mins to look around

1  Thank donnaandrob
Reviewed 23 April 2016

These amazing carvings are in the middle of the countryside and I came across them by accident. If in the area they are worth going out of your way to see.

2  Thank sly555
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