Did you know that the Kumbartcho Sanctuary at the Bunya Pine Circuit in Eatons Hill has an interesting fairy and gnome garden just waiting to be explored? Discover this enchanting playground with your kids when you visit the reserve by the South Pine River.
Amidst this 6-hectare sanctuary is a special Fairytale Trail filled with whimsical fairy and gnome figurines, tiny houses, and whimsical creatures that may spark your children’s imagination.
Sit, relax or play whilst you enjoy the peaceful surrounding with your family and perhaps convince your kids to write a letter to the fairies and post this in their mailbox. Just don’t forget to add a self-addressed and stamped envelope so that the fairies can write back!
After you’re done visiting the fairy village, there’s still plenty to explore at the Kumbartcho Sanctuary. It’s also an animal habitat where the residents freely roam around the vast reserve.
For your own safety, stick to the path and try not to get too close or attempt to feed the furry, feathery and even slithery animals you could spot. You’re free to take pictures and videos though, so go ahead and bring your camera when you explore.
The Kumbartcho Sanctuary has a BBQ area if you’d like to enjoy a picnic with your group. You may also purchase plants at the nursery for as little as $2.
This public park and nature hive is managed and cared for by volunteers. Pet animals, however, are banned from the area to prevent disturbance and distraction.
The Kumbartcho Sanctuary is open for exploration seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The nursery, on the other hand, trades from Tuesday to Friday at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and weekends at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.