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“Wow..hidden gem!”

The Australiana Pioneer Village
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Seminyak, Indonesia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wow..hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

I remembered this place when I was a child and only when we decided to have a day out in Windsor did we come across it and I remembered it existed.What a great place for families with kids to visit.. $15 for the family entry fee, bring a picnic and enjoy the great surrounds.We were all interested in the history of the buildings and well done to the people who volunteer to keep this unique place going. There was a sheep shearing demo with old clippers, showing how laundry used to be done on wash board, old houses fully transported and in original condition.. A real eye opener for kids to see what life used to be like and fun horse and carriage rides, train rides and jumping castle. Chickens and baby goats and old bushman swags set up in the fields. Just go to windor and across the bridge and about 5 Kim's after that turn right!! Highly recommend and encourage you to go if you want a good day out in Sydney with the kids and interesting for adults too.

Visited July 2014
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

This a great place to go with family and friends. You can take a picnic plenty of room to run around. Entry fee is only 5 dollars and for what u get in return is a lovely experience of old times. There is two cafés, one that sells lovely scones and damper and great cappuccino! You can take a quick visit and go for half a day or spend the whole day. They only open weekends and check there website for special events. We went on the horse drawn carriage, little fire engine and tiny train for additional small fee but didn't mind paying as it's all run by volunteers and they have so many stories to tell. The kids enjoyed the lolly shop and the old man and lady that sheared a sheep. Worth a visit!

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3 Thank Antonietta C
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Family fun for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Terrific value, $5 adults, wonderful picnic grounds, historical but fun, $3 for Clysdale Horse & Carriage rides... try the devonshire tea fantastic..

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Glenys C
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Easton, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Living History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Australiana Pioneer Village is a charming, inexpensive excursion. I recently took my three children ages 10, 8, and 5. We had a lovely afternoon exploring the historic buildings, tasting damper bread and fresh-churned butter, and being immersed in 19th century Australia. The sheep sheering demonstration was the highlight of our day. Afterwards, kids were given handfuls of wool and invited to have pieces of it spun into yarn bracelets on a spinning wheel. A horse-drawn wagon clip-clopped down the dirt street that runs through town, and in the damper shop, an elderly gentleman entertained us with melodies on his harmonica. It was an afternoon of living history that was not museum-perfect and encouraged active participation. The volunteers were knowledgeable, interesting, and entertaining. The entrance fee is modest, but it is extra to take the wagon ride or the miniature train ride. A family could spend just an hour or two or pack a picnic and stay for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank JulieKate
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Sydney
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I have nothing but GREAT things to say about this place. All the workers were awesome an the property itself WOW! Completely blew away all my expectations and the history alone...... I actually felt as though I had gone back in time. Will definitely be back and I HIGHLY recommend the damper and billy tea :)

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