Is there really a 700 year old castle on a hill outside Ballarat, just one hour from Melbourne? Kryal Castle is, in truth, only a 40 year old theme park, but it is a well-executed one following a multi-million dollar redevelopment. Reopening in March 2013 as Kryal Castle Adventure Park and Resort, this is Australia only medieval adventure park, and recreates a legendary land of myths and medieval adventure with knights, dragons, wizards, kings, queens, princesses and fairies.
Within the Castle walls is a medieval town of activities, but first visitors negotiate the Dragons Labyrinth which tells of the legends and story of the Land of Kryal with the dragon that lives beneath the hill, with stunning special effects. Continue your journey to witness daring jousting contests as Castle Knights display their mounted skill at arms, or see the Wizard mix potions in his workroom display.
Buy sweets from the Tooth Fairy Lolly Shop, and if you cant resist the lure of this fascinating period try on an outfit at the Kings Britches Costume Emporium and take a picture of your medieval self. The Torture Dungeon and Museum is a fascinating display of medieval torture implements. Also explore the maze, Knights Round Table Tower, Bravehearts Playground and so much more.
Interactive experiences, storytelling, demonstrations and activities ensure that Kryal Castle offers the very best in family fun for the young, and young at heart!
To extend the adventure, visitors can continue with a night in one of the Castles 17 luxury suites, which beautifully capture the glory and mystery of times past, with stunning hand woven European tapestries, yet are as modern and as well equipped as any lord or lady would want. Perfect for romantic getaways or fun family adventures staying in the heart of the action!
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