Birdwood Travel Guide

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Birdwood Things to Do

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    Big Rocking Horse

    by balhannah Written Jul 24, 2012

    Only a short drive of 8kms, and we are at the Big Rocking Horse at Gumeracha.
    It has been judged as AUSTRALIA'S NO 1 LARGEST ICON!
    The Rocking Horse weighs 25 tonnes and stands at over 18 metres high.

    Children love it here. They can climb to the top of the Rocking Horse, remember there are lots of steps!
    Then there is the Wildlife park, where the Birds and Animals can be fed and patted. Lastly, is the Shop and the wooden toy factory, lots of interest here. Not the cheapest, but the toys, etc are made out of wood, so will last forever!
    The Cafe serves meals, or you can enjoy your own picnic in the shaded picnic area.

    WHAT YOU CAN DO.......
    Tour of the working Toy Factory (minimum 10 participants) $4.00
    Climb the Rocking Horse and receive a certificate $2.00
    A bag of animal food to feed the animals in our park $2.00
    A wander through The Toy Factory Shop FREE
    Entry into our animal park without feeding the animals FREE

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    • School Holidays

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    by balhannah Written Jul 19, 2012

    The Primary school is partly located in a beautiful old heritage building from 1878. Built for Australian conditions, it is a large building with wide verandahs and lots and lots of wrought iron lace work.
    Worth a stop for a look.

    Look for the school signs

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    • Architecture
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    by balhannah Updated Jul 19, 2012

    Birdwood was originally called Blumberg after a small village in Prussia.
    The town's name was changed during World War I because of anti-German sentiment, but the Hotel that was built in 1865, was and still is known as the "Blumberg Hotel," and not the Birdwood Hotel.

    Whether it's true or not, it is said it is the most photographed hotel in the Adelaide Hills.
    Could be, as not only is it a lovely old building, but the old Beer truck hanging off the front verandah makes for an interesting photo!

    Enjoy a country style meal, then head across the road to the Car Museum.

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    by balhannah Written Jul 24, 2012

    Favorite thing: The Bay to Birdwood Run starts at West Beach, Adelaide, winds it way up the hills and finishes at the Birdwood National Motor Museum.
    It is here where over 1750 cars, motor bikes, buses and commercial vehicles congregate at the end of the Rally.
    Usually, special events, entertainment, fashions in the field, food and wine are enjoyed at the end of the Race.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip

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