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Drivers traveling between Canberra and the beaches along the South Coast will be familiar with the sign marking Pooh Bear’s Corner.
The site was established in the early 1970s by local potato farmers Barbara and David Carter for their children. A large rocky hole in the side of Clyde Mountain became the imaginary home for the beloved children’s character, Winnie the Pooh. Barbara marked the spot with a sign, letting other travelers know that the hole belonged to Pooh Bear. Soon, visitors to the cave began to join in by adding more teddy bears to the collection.
While Pooh Bear’s Corner has occasionally fallen victim to graffiti and fires, the sign and stuffed toys always return. More recently, some visitors have taken to leaving supplies for Pooh, namely honey and beer.
Know Before You Go
Pooh’s Corner is situated at a very sharp turn in the road, as Kings Highway winds its way through mountains. If travelling in an easterly direction (down the mountain), there is limited space to pull over on the left of the road shortly before Pooh’s Corner. Use extreme caution when resuming the drive, as cars often travel down the mountain at dangerous speeds. If travelling in a westerly direction (up the mountain), it will be very difficult to stop safely at Pooh’s Corner.