Gumeracha Toy Factory, Adelaide

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Adelaide-Mannum Road, Gumeracha
  • BigRockingHorse
    BigRockingHorse
    by xuessium
  • The Giant Rocking Horse
    The Giant Rocking Horse
    by Kate-Me
  • Gumeracha Toy Factory
    by Goulu

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  • To The Barossa: The Big Rocking Horse

    by xuessium Written Dec 30, 2005

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    Took a day-tour into the Barossa Valley via Prime Mini Tours. It was A$48 each circa 2001.

    The tour took out us through scenic views of the Torren Gorge, as well as a drop by Angus Park Dried Fruits to allow folks to load up on dried fruit (duh), nuts and chocolates.

    Next stop - Australia's increasingly American obsession with things BIG (Compensating for what?): The Big Rocking Horse! I remembered as we drove round a bend in the road, the sun was momentarily obscured and there it was, a BIG rocking horse of a chair! It was, and still IS, the world's largest rocking horse. I was both amused and dumbfounded. Amused that heck, there it was. Dumbfounded cos' I still couldn't figure it out why would anyone want to build such a thing except to plague generations of Internet users with pictures of a large rocking horse, and me contributing one more to the collection? The darnest thing is....the rocking horse does not really rock (shucks!).

    The place is actually a toy factory, so there are plenty of toys made from wood around for kids to pester their parents to buy. Anyway, it was a good stop to stretch some legs, grab some coffee at the cafe and pay for some rocking horse souvenirs for sis.

    Directions: Address: The Toy Factory, Gumeracha, South Australia 5233.
    Open 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.
    Tel: 61 (08) 83891085
    Email: anthony@thetoyfactory.com.au

    Phone: 61-8-82934900

    Website: http://www.primeminitours.com/tour1.htm

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    The Giant Rocking Horse

    by Kate-Me Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    The Giant Rocking Horse is just an interesting place to see....as the horse is very large (Australia is very well known for it's large man made monuments - for example the Big Pineapple in Qld, the Giant Koala in Victoria, the Giant Lobster in South Australia...and the list goes on).

    Besides climbing the horse and having a good view out, you can also go through the adjoining toy workshop/giftshop selling wooden locally made goods and other souvenirs. The kids will enjoy this one.

    Directions: At the town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills

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    Toy Factory at Gumeracha

    by Goulu Written Aug 25, 2002

    See a real factory of wooden toys. If you can resist buying, well, it is because you don't like toys...
    You can climb the 18m high toyhose at the entrance.

    Address: Gumeracha, in the hills behind Adelaide

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