Sunday, October 24, 2010

Carlucci Land: More than Mini-Golf


Carlucci Land, in Happy Valley, Wellington is so much more than mini-golf. Created with love, passion and vision this mini-golf is a work of art. Artist, Carl Gifford, is the man behind the magic. Scrap and rocks have been transformed into sculptures. Kiwis, spiders and dragonflies hide around each corner. River stones tower up and boulders entice children to climb on them.

We stopped in for an impromptu visit and I wish I’d taken the decent camera with me. It is a photographers dream with so many captivating scenes, sculptures and angles. I made do with my phone camera and tried to capture a little of the magic. It is a fantasy world for children and we were greeted with such a friendly welcome.

Carlucci Land mini-golf

Every time we visit there’s a new sculpture or some development to further add to the appeal.

Carlucci Land sculptures

There are plans for a coffee machine to be installed and once that’s in place, Carlucci Land will be bustling with visitors who will want to linger for much more than the mini-golf. The water fall flowing down to the outdoor seating area makes for a very scenic and atmospheric spot for a cuppa.

Water fall at Carlucci Land and outdoor seating area

We had a fun game (well Alice and I watched – with Alice tasting random stones, trying to eat the golf ball and climbing on the sculptures). It’s great to go to a mini-golf place not JUST for the golf. The sculptures are what make it for me. It’s wonderful to see so much ‘junk’ turned into art – very, very inspiring.

Playing golf at Carlucci Land

From Mini Golf, to Stone Masonry, to Cherished "junk" - Check out what Carlucci Land has to offer!

Ph: 04 383 7054 or 04 971 8618 (after hours)
Fax 04 971 8618
281 Happy Valley Road
Happy Valley, Wellington

1 comment:

  1. This sounds awesome!! SO many places to visit in wellington now thanks to you sarah!


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