Where: 2388 Ballan Road, Anakie
One hour west of Melbourne and 30 minutes from Geelong nestled beside an extinct volcano the world of fairy tales, myths and legends come to life with over 20 animated handcrafted scenes that tell their tales at the push of the button.
There is something so enchanting about this place and I have visited numerous times since I was a child myself. I was so excited to share this place with Michael and Elsie and watch them following the same yellow brick road to the top of Elephant Rock with the same excitement as I once did…still do, ha!
The cost of entry to the park is reasonable with Children under 3 free, 3 to 13 years is $8 and adults $16.00 and there is free onsite parking. The park is not open everyday of the year so always check the website before venturing off. You can check their opening times here.
Although the park is situated atop Elephant rock the climb to the top is not too strenuous and you can even bring your (leashed) dog along. And of course there are plenty of interactive attractions to stop at and take a breather but the stunning 360 degree view from the top of Elephant Rock is worth the climb in itself.
Seriously how cute is this place!
After all the fairytales, myths and legends the fun continues at ‘Camelots Adventure Playground’.
The playground is a must and almost as big a drawer card as the rest of the park.
We spend at least an hour in the playground when we visit.
As there’s so much exploring and adventure to be had.
You will be feeling a little peckish after all that fresh air, so you can pack a picnic for one of the picnic tables, use one of the BBQ’s ($1 per 8 minutes) and/or there is a Take away food van every weekend, each day of Victorian school holidays and long weekends between 10:30 and 2:30pm. The Kiosk and gift shop is also open weekends, public and school holidays.
It really is a fun place to spend some time with the kids and of course they are already talking about going back.
I also recommend whilst in Anakie to take a quick drive to Anakie Gorge in Staughton Vale and enjoy a bush walk and some koala spotting. We have done it many times and it is wonderful little place to experience.