Gumbuya Park

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Gumbuya Park
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Entrance to Gumbuya Park
Slogan Have a great day out
Location 2705 Princes Highway, Tynong North, Victoria
Coordinates 38°04′09″S 145°39′31″E / 38.069185°S 145.658643°E / -38.069185; 145.658643Coordinates: 38°04′09″S 145°39′31″E / 38.069185°S 145.658643°E / -38.069185; 145.658643
Opened 1978
Website Official website

Gumbuya Park is a small amusement park in Tynong North, Victoria, near Pakenham, Melbourne, Australia. It features a Toboggan Slide, Water Slide, Paddle Boats, "Mini Cars", "Twister Karts" Dune Buggys and Mini Golf. Themed as "Nature's Playground", it also features a wide variety of native Australian wildlife including Kangaroos, Wallabies, Australian birds, Wombats, Dingoes, Tiger Quolls, Koalas and Emus, some of which can be hand-fed. It is quite a large park, totalling around 430 Acres[1] in area containing around 60 barbecue and picnic areas[1] and a restaurant with adjourning function centre set amongst the surrounding bushland. Originally a pheasant farm, it was converted into a wildlife park in 1978 by the late[2] Ron Rado.[3] The Greenleaf restaurant was built in 1981.[1]

In October 2011, vandals exploded part of the pheasant statue out the front. A man was arrested over the incident. This follows earlier vandalism incidents, including the theft of mini cars and motor karts.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gumbuya Park". Gumbuya Park. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ron’s road to success". Star News Group. 15 March 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gumbaya Park". Only Melbourne. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Murnane, Matt (26 October 2011). "Man arrested over Gumbuya Park pheasant explosion". The Age. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 

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