If your holidays are about great fun, great food and great experiences, then you better not miss a visit to the Wanneroo Botanical Gardens.
Come and explore Perth's most spectacular garden oasis. We guarantee you won't be disappointed, it's fun for all ages!
Featuring Australia's largest mini golf course, five acres of stunning botanical gardens and the superb alfresco dining at Leapfrogs Café, it will rate among your best holiday experiences.
Located only 25 minutes north of Perth on the Sunset Coast, you would be mad to miss a visit while you are in town.
To be a world class attraction that people love to visit and that the team find hard to leave.
• Disabled toilets and wheel chair access available to most areas in the park. • Free wheel chair hire is available but bookings are essential. • Entry to the park and 5 acres of glorious gardens is free with any meal purchased from Leapfrogs Café. • Undercover picnic areas available.
In 1966 Dutch born Theo Puik and his wife Hanneke emigrated to Australia. After a number of years and careful planning they decided to build their very own dream garden.
Work commenced in 1974 to turn two hectares of sandy scrubland North of Perth into a magical mini golf garden playground. Having studied landscape architecture for nine years and working on similar projects with his father in Holland, Theo saw the potential for just such a park in Perth.
With incredible vision, they embarked on a planned two year project which eventually took seven years to complete. One thousand tonnes of organic waste, seven hundred tonnes of limestone and thousands of plants were lovingly moulded and shaped into the stunning waterways and gardens seen today.
Now there is little evidence of the parks humble beginnings, However it does show that with vision and commitment ordinary people can do extraordinary things. 1981 saw the official opening of this magical landscape and it has continued to create happy memories for countless families over two decades.
Theo and Hanneke continued running the park until 1994 when quite suddenly his health deteriorated after a massive heart attack which necessitated a heart transplant. The transplant was successful but it was decided to sell the family business to Nicole ( their middle daughter ) and her husband Paul Woodcock in 1995.
Since taking control Paul and Nicole have continued to improve the gardens, adding an 18 hole billiard golf course and developing Leapfrogs Café, an unusual alfresco café which is rapidly becoming an icon in the Northern corridor of Perth.
Paul and Nicole have plans to continue a dream started by their parents to build one of Australia's most attractive and interactive gardens. A must see destination with any visit to Perth.