Investor group takes reins of Melbourne’s much-loved Gumbuya Park

Investor group takes reins of Melbourne’s much-loved Gumbuya Park
Investor group takes reins of Melbourne’s much-loved Gumbuya Park

Melbourne’s much-loved Gumbuya Park has been snapped up by the founders of Carsales.com and Jayco Caravans for $4.65 million with plans to inject more funds for a revamp. 

The investor consortium, comprising Gerry Ryan of Jayco Caravans and Wal Pisciotta of Carsales.com.au, acquired the park which is home to more than 300 animals.

The family-owned park features dingoes, cockatoos, wombats, koalas, emus and various native Australian birds. Spread on an area of 166.26 hectares, Gumbuya Park also offers rides and attractions such as paddle boats, mini cars, waterslides, pony rides, a mini golf course and toboggans. 

CBRE’s David Minty, Stephen Adgemis, Duncan McCulloch and James Beer managed the sale on behalf of the family that owns the park.

Gumbuya Park has been operating since 1978.

Minty said the incoming owners planned to inject new life into the park, which is located on the Princes Highway just outside Pakenham. 

“The buyers will look to introduce new attractions and some accommodation, helping bring the park back to its former glory” Minty said. 

“A change of hands of this iconic park will ensure it remains one of Melbourne’s most popular, small-scale amusement parks, frequented by both local residents and interstate visitors.”  

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