Tags: park, gardens tour, bicycling, playground, picnic
This is a huge park set on 55 hectares (165 acres) of beautiful landscaped garden and lawns. Picnic within sight of the car or walk and loose yourself in the extensive grounds amongst gardens, ponds and lakes. Wide paths allow easy walking, wheel chair access and bicycling within the grounds.
Fagan Park featured scaled gardens and buildings depicting the cutlure of many lands in the "Garden of Many Nations". The park has acres of space for family play, picnic tables, children's playground and wheelchair accessible walking tracks. Also includes historic Netherby House and Farm Museum.
Today, the park has become a popular destination for tourists and families. It is not just a park - it has many attractions such as:
- The Gardens of Many Nations (10 ha of gardens which feature plants from various regions such as North America, South America, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Africa etc)
- Rural Museums (only opened every Tuesday or 2nd Sunday of very month)
- Netherby Homestead (the original Fagan family home)
- Bushland with short bushwalking trails
- A fantastic children's playground
- Picnic & BBQ facilities
- Large open grassed areas for picnics and kite-flying
- A lake populated by ducks, swans, fishes and even eels (children love to feed them with bread)
- Bicycle paths, so bring your bicycles!
It costs $4 per car to enter the park. Note that this will be increasing to $5 soon and remember to bring coins as the meter only accepts coins. The park is opened from 7am until sunset all year round, 7 days a week except for Christmas.