Gnome and Fairy Spotting in WA
Almost all kids love magical creatures. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of places to go gnome and fairy spotting in WA. This includes gnome gardens, fairy houses and more! These are generally free to visit. What a great way to get the kids out of the house and have an adventure!
Gnomesville, Wellington Mill
Gnomesville is located at a big roundabout on Wellington Mill and Ferguson Road. It is well signposted and cannot be missed. Families from all over WA stop here on their way through the south west to visit this cute gnome community.
The Secret Gnome Garden, Cottesloe
Shh! Just between you and me, there are gnomes hiding just down the road from Cottesloe Beach. This hidden gem has won awards and is full of upcycled fun for kids.
Located within the grounds of Whiteman Park, the Children’s Forest has much to explore! Find the boy and girl guardians of the forest, hidden animals, stepping stones and more. A recent addition, there are now fairy doors to hut along your walk.
All around Kalamunda Fairies have taken up residence. Their decorated fairy doors are located around the town and in Stirk Park. Pick up maps the Fairy Queen has left at Kalamunda Visitor Centre, giving you the locations of the fairy doors or check out their Facebook page.
Tiny Doors, Mandurah
All across Mandurah you can follow a map to find tiny fairy doors. These are created by various talents artists in the area. This project is proudly supported by the City of Mandurah. Check out the Tiny Doors Facebook page to find the map and more information.
In parks around Ellenbrook, a series of colourful fairy doors have popped up! The fairy door idea here is tied into the rock hunting craze that exploded across Western Australia in the last couple of years. If you’re still into the rock craze, this is a great spot to hide and hunt. Kind volunteers from the Ellenbrook Rocks Facebook group have made and hidden their doors across the suburb for other families to find.
Tim’s Fairy Houses, Pitstop Park, Banksia Grove
Hidden among the trees near the playground at Pitstop Park, you can find some handcrafted fairy houses. These were made by a local resident, Tim, as a loving tribute to his wife and baby. The number of fairy houses vary from time to time as Tim creates them.
The Happy Tree, Hovea Crescent, City Beach
The Happy Tree in City Beach was created by Perth author, Ralph Soderlund. This Tuart tree is carved with magical little figures, including a gnome character. A new character is added each February and a party held for local children to attend. Check out The Happy Tree Facebook page for more information.
Located opposite Jindalee Beach Shack, these handcrafted fairy houses are popular with families. Enjoy the beach atmosphere and drop by to visit the fairies. Can you find all the houses?
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