Canberra, Cockington Green Gardens and Peru!

Recently I travelled to Canberra with my mum and auntie. Let me tell you, I will never do it again! Not that I didn’t enjoy myself, don’t get me wrong, I had a great time. But travelling with my mother and aunt together… No, just no. Although the two of them together is hilarious, for the first hour, after a while they do your head in! Sorry mum if you’re reading this! Love you.

Any hoo, Canberra is the capital of Aussie and about a 3 hour drive from Sydney. If you are into politics and Aussie history, this is the place for you. If you’re not then… we will make it the place for you! Keep reading and you might find Canberra has something for you.

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Take something to entertain you for the car it’s a long drive.

Once we arrived we stayed at the Ibis Styles Hotel. It was a comfort hotel and you got your monies worth. The beds were very soft and comfortable, bathroom was modern and clean with plenty of towels.  Breakfast was not included in our price but it was only a bit extra to have breakfast at the hotel. The hotel restaurant was okay, not the best range or food but the quality was not too bad. I’d say eat out for dinner rather then the hotel.  The first room we were in smelled terrible! Like something had died in the fridge! We would normal not mind, but the smell was so overwhelming we felt sick. We rang the front desk and they offered us another room, which we quickly moved to.

So why Peru, you ask? Well, the whole purpose of the trip was to see the exhibition of Gold and the Incas, Lost Worlds of Peru at the National Gallery of Australia. The thing about my mum and I, is that we love ancient history. Whenever there is an exhibition on anything ancient (in Aussie) we go no matter how far. And let me tell you it was beautiful, the gold and jewellery, the way the Incas lived, all stunning. I picked up these cute little finger puppets, I don’t know why but I had to have them.

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So we did a lot of eating and relaxing in our hotel room and the next day decided to head to Cockington Green Gardens, haha funny name. The gardens are full of miniatures. I don’t think you can get any cuter! Look at the tiny people, in their tiny villages.

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You can get into the gardens for about$18.50 (AUD) and you can pay for a mini train ride. It was a hot day so we borrow umbrellas to protect us from the heat.


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Beautiful lake.

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I think someone was driving a bit too fast.

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Mini Stone Henge, one of my favour places.

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An eye maze, it was hard. You look for the way out with your eyes looking from the top.

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International miniatures.

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I would love to see Jordan 

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 I hope you enjoyed the pictures and someday see these amazing gardens. I have seen them twice in my life now, its great family fun.

Does anyone have other ideas of what to do in Canberra? Let me know.

See you soon, Sweets.

H xx


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