Celebrate International Fairy Day with Kumbartcho Sanctuary’s Whimsical Bushland Fairies Event

Get ready to embrace the magical world of fairies as the Kumbartcho Sanctuary in Eatons Hill gears up to celebrate International Fairy Day on 23 June 2023.

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The FREE Bushland Fairies event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, offering a plethora of fairy-themed activities and entertainment. Attendees will have the chance to create their own fairy gardens, contribute to frog pond construction, and showcase their artistic skills through painting and crafts.

Adding to the ambiance, the Little Wattlebird Band will serenade Fairy-goers with captivating melodies, ensuring a whimsical atmosphere throughout the event. Attendees can also indulge in a delectable sausage sizzle and savour fairy biscuits whilst enjoying the enchanting festivities.

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To fully immerse themselves in the magical ambiance, attendees are encouraged to don their best fairy, native animal, or dress-up attire. As a reward, they will receive a fairy wand, completing their fairy-themed ensemble.

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Tickets for the International Fairy Day celebrations at Kumbartcho Sanctuary can be booked through the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s website.

About the Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Nestled along the picturesque South Pine River, the 6-hectare Kumbartcho Sanctuary is a haven for nature enthusiasts. 

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With its lush rainforest ecosystems, the sanctuary, previously known as Bunya Park Wildlife Sanctuary, provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the wonders of nature. Visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the surroundings whilst engaging in various activities designed to celebrate International Fairy Day.

Moreover, the sanctuary provides ample amenities for visitors to enjoy. The Bird Hide, Small Enclosed Playground, and picnic benches with barbecues offer ideal spots for relaxation and family gatherings. 

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The community nursery, a notable feature, cultivates local native plants for community projects and environmental conservation efforts. Visitors are welcome to explore the nursery and gain insights into the vital role of native plants in preserving biodiversity.

Published 29-May-2023

Discover an Enchanting Fairytale Trail at the Kumbartcho Sanctuary in Eatons Hill

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. 

Photo Credit: Kumbartcho Sanctuary & Nursery/Facebook
Photo Credit: Kumbartcho Sanctuary & Nursery/Facebook

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! 

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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.