A visit to Australia’s Wonderland in Sept. 1988 and another Visit to Canberra in Jan1989

12 Jun
Caroline with friend Amy in Australia's Wonderland, Sept.1988

Caroline with friend Amy in Australia’s Wonderland, Sept.1988

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In January 1989, during the summer school holidays, we went with Caroline, Troy and Ryan to Canberra. Previously we had stayed in Canberra only for the day, driving back home on the same day. During the kids’ summer holidays and Peter having a few days rostered off, we took the chance to book into a Canberra motel to stay there for a couple of nights.

This is a park in Goulbourn, where we stopped for some refreshments on the way to Canberra.

This is a park in Goulbourn, where we stopped for some refreshments on the way to Canberra.

Let's do a city tour here in Canberra.

Let’s do a city tour here in Canberra.

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A Trainride around the Cockington Greens

A Trainride around the Cockington Greens

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A Toytrain at Cockington Green

A Toytrain at Cockington Green

Having some Fun at the Motel's Swimming Pool.

Having some Fun at the Motel’s Swimming Pool.

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3 Responses to “A visit to Australia’s Wonderland in Sept. 1988 and another Visit to Canberra in Jan1989”

  1. Robert M. Weiss June 13, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    I had no idea such a Wonderland existed in Australia. Thanks for sharing, Uta!

    • auntyuta June 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

      “Wonderland Sydney, originally known as Australia’s Wonderland was an amusement park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The park was the largest one in the southern hemisphere. It remained open for almost 19 years and was the premier theme park in New South Wales for much of its life but closed in 2004. Its final day of trading was 26 April 2004.”

      This is from Wikipedia:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderland_Sydney

      ” . . . . Ammar Khan, has announced plans to open a brand new amusement park called Sydney’s Wonderland. He has been seeking financial backing for the relaunch since 2009. It is to be based on Wonderland Sydney. The park will be multi-themed and would include a water park, a wildlife park and the return of the Wonderland.[9] The Park will about 300 acres and it will likely be built in around Eastern Creek or towards Hoxton Park. According to Khan the construction of the Park would take three years . . . . ”

      I don’t know, Robert, whether a rebuilding proposal is still being considered.

  2. Robert M. Weiss June 15, 2015 at 2:57 am #

    Thanks for taking the time to explain about the Wonderland, Uta. It is an intriguing project if it ever gets off the ground.

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