Lots to do for adults an kids. Good playground. A little steam train does its circuit through the lush surrounds. lots of bird life on the ponds and waterway. quite a lovely walk through and around the grounds.
Shame that the Council, in its infinite wisdom, decided to remove the geese in one fowl swoop (pardon the pun) due to them 'frightening' some children ! They (geese) have been there for years without incident !
Bert Hinkler's little cottage is a quaint and historic place to visit.
Then there is Hinkler Hall of Aviation which is a definite 'must see. even if one is not into aviation, there is something of interest for all.
There is the historical Museum as well to peruse and immerse oneself in a bit of the areas history with artifacts on display.
Fairymead House is a museum which relates to the sugar industry. It is a lovely big house built in the Indian bungalow style and can be hired out for weddings and private functions.
Free entry to the gardens but fee for train ride and the other attractions.
Then there is Cafe 1928 which is spacious with indoor and outdoor dining.
Excellent food. Nicely presented and reasonably priced. it can get very noisy inside due the acoustic quality of the interior and the scraping of chairs on the hard floor as one moves towards or away from the tables can be quite jarring.
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