The sculptures have been erected in the grounds of the beautiful Dromkeen, a magnificent 19th century country estate that was once owned by Judge Arthur Chomley (the prosecution attorney on the Ned Kelly case.)
The whole of the Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpture Adventure is set under huge shades to protect them and visitors from the elements. This means whichever of the four seasons Melbourne might be experiencing on your day of visit, the sand sculptures will stand strong.
After being transformed into fairies by all selecting our own set of fairy wings much to Miss 3's delight, our guide Rosie led ourselves and the rest of the group through the display. Her storytelling went into incredible detail of each sculpture, which also gave an insight into the personality of each of the world class artists who had crafted each piece of art.
After the fairy party (part of the story), we were given the opportunity to create our own sand sculptures.
Australian sand sculpture champions Leo and Miss 3 made their very own impressive sunflower and caterpillar.
On our way back home, we passed the viewing point at Melbourne airport, so we stopped in the free car park to see some of the planes coming into land while we had our picnic, making a brilliant end to a brilliant day.
The beautiful sand sculptures at the Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpture Adventure will not withstand the test of time. They will only be available to view until April, so book your tickets quickly if you'd like to see this beautiful display for yourselves.
Enchanted Forest Sand Sculpture Adventure:
Where: Sand Art Gallery, 1012 Kilmore Rd, Riddells Creek VIC
When: January - April 2019. Open every day in January for the summer school holidays.