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Hidden World Playground

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Published August 16th 2012
Beware the "giant sandworm"
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Climb the giant sand worm


Ever climbed on a giant sand worm or clambered along a mutated caterpillar? Such is the fun to be had at Hidden World Playground, tucked away in Brisbane's outer northern suburbs.

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Clamber along a mutant caterpillar


Little kids will just love rolling in the sand, and older kids might spend the whole afternoon attempting to decipher the secret code of sentient marsupial mice. Sounds a bit weird but artist, Russell Anderson has gone to great lengths to stimulate the imagination at this colorful, sandy playground.

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Mysterious entrance to an underground sinkhole?


The playground has been designed around the fantasy theme that this spot marks the entrance to a mysterious underground sinkhole, which was discovered in 1988 by a group of Year 9 students on a school excursion. The CSIRO and University of Queensland sent teams in and discovered rare mega-creatures were living in the caverns, such as the giant sand worm and a now extinct society of very clever mice.

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Climbing wall for older children


Hidden World has plenty of picnic tables, free BBQs, clean toilets, ample parking and is surrounded by grassy space for everyone to run wild. While the location is not particularly central, if your kids are into slides, swings and bridges, then I'd say this little gem is definitely worth the drive.

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Interconnecting bridges and pavilions to explore
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Why? Climb the giant sandworm
Where: Roghan Rd, Fitzgibbon
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One of the best Northside playgrounds. I like that it has sand rather than woodchips, not as messy to play.
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 2551 days ago
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