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Not just Sculptures

We were offered a hot drink on arrival as we were waiting for a couple of bus loads to arrive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ballarat, Australia

Don’t leave Boort without visiting the spanner man. It’s amazing and inspirational. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gayle W
Creswick, Australia
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1314 Boort-Quambatook Rd | John and Sonia Piccoli’s Country Garden, Boort, Victoria 3537, Australia
+61 3 5455 4257
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

Amazing and unique spanner art is displayed in a lovely couples country garden. Property owner and wheelchair bound John makes these enormous artworks by using antique and modern spanners welded together. He also gives a talk and offers coffee, tea/ refreshments. Another cool part is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were offered a hot drink on arrival as we were waiting for a couple of bus loads to arrive. John chatted for a while and answered any questions. We roamed around the property at our own pace. The sculptures were amazing but we were...More

Thank larztim2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t leave Boort without visiting the spanner man. It’s amazing and inspirational. Well worth a visit.

Thank Gayle W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday morning for a 10am tour. When my husband told me we were going to see spanners, I was not impressed! I soon changed my mind! John, the artist and owner, runs tours of his property twice daily. John is...More

Thank Jenikaph
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the $$ unique interesting and can’t believe he doesn’t sell them. Nothing like this anywhere else this is a must see destination

Thank AHCrook
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spanner Sculptures was just amazing.This a must see to think Mr Piccoli is the man behind these amazing sculptures, he dose all this work in his shed and he is in a wheel chair, these sculptures are all made with spanners that have been...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is absolutely amazing what John has produced with his thousands and thousands of spanners, and all from a wheelchair. He also is a bird breeder with several McCaws and other birds. This is worth a visit.

Thank BarryMole
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We visited recently had a guided tour with John absolutely brilliant sculptures all made with spanners, he also has some very beautiful birds, well worth the drive to Boort he is a very inspirational man, we are going for a second visit to take our...More

Thank firemanlancefield
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Very informative and interesting. The artwork is sensational. It's out of the way but not that hard to find. Well worth the visit and you get a cup of tea when finished.

Thank HenryRokx
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We visited John at his farm and had a thourghly fantastic day as we were given a personal tour which not only include his many spanner pieces of art but an array of exotic birds such as macaws. His personal history was full of detail...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Take a picnic and visit Spannerman to see a true artistic feat and inspiring couple. I recommend an overnight at Boort caravan park. On the drive from Melb have lunch at Simr in Bendigo. Dinner at the railway hotel in Boort. Take a picnic as...More

Thank Maree P
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Diane N
9 April 2018|
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Response from Maree P | Reviewed this property |
Tip the park club sea at 2pm
Jenni U
21 March 2018|
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Response from JeanetteB882 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Don’t know the answer to this question. Would suggest you phone beforehand. If you are in the area make sure you visit. He is a very talented man. Jeanette
9 April 2017|
Response from JeanetteB882 |
Approximately one hour. John describes his sculptures . Amazing experience
Annette A
2 April 2017|
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Response from Judith S | Reviewed this property |
Need to make a booking.
Annette A
2 April 2017|
Response from June G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Annette The spanner man asks for a donation of ten dollars to go towards purchasing more spanners so he can continue to expand his sculptures for everyone to enjoy Regards june