Miniland was a theme park in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia. It was opened in 1972 by Peter Zorgdrager, a Dutch immigrant who was inspired by Dusneyland.

The park featured a variety of giant sculptures, including dinosaurs, animals, and landmarks from around the world. It also had a children’s playground, a picnic area, and a gift shop.

Miniland was a popular tourist destination in the 1970s and 1980s, but after the death of Peter it eventually fell into decline. The park closed in 1999 and was demolished in 2001.

The closure of Miniland was a loss for Coonabarabran, as it was a popular tourist attraction and a source of employment for local residents. However, the park’s legacy lives on in the memories of those who visited it, and in the photographs and videos that still exist. Miniland was a unique and quirky tourist attraction that left its mark on Coonabarabran. It is a reminder of a simpler time when road trips were more common and theme parks were more creative.

We are interested in more information on Peter Zorgdrager and his family, regarding his migration and business history details.

Coonabarabran’s Miniland theme park and its giant dinosaurs remembered

Blast from the past