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Mount Penang Parklands

Location: Pacific Highway, Somersby, NSW 2250

Constructed: 1912

Challenge your imagination and concept of what a garden is at Mt Penang. Explore the adventurous feature gardens, cascading waterways and unique water features and witness the bold but whimsical nature of the Dragon, Cloud and the Bottle Tree Gardens. Expect the unexpected and when you have exhausted yourself in the gardens and gift shop, the stunning Waterfall Café is the perfect place to refresh yourself!

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Name of item: Mount Penang Parklands
Other name/s: The Farm Home for Boys, Girrakool , Kariong Juvenile Dentention Centre, Mt Penang Parklands
Type of item: Landscape
Collection: Landscape - Cultural
Category: Historic Landscape
Location: Pacific Highway, Somersby, NSW 2250
Local Govt: Gosford
Designer: Mr James Nangle
Builder: Department of Public Works and Services
Constructed: 1912
Current use: Occasional Childcare and Flats, Conference Centre, Technology Park, Sports
Former use: Juvenile Detention Centre