HEAR YE - CASTLE CLOSED EARLIER ON SUNDAY 30th MARCH FOR THE OPERA: from 3.00pm, last admission at 2.00pm - we apologise for any inconvenience and hope to welcome you as customers on another day.
Much in the tradition of Castles all around the world – the Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia captures the imagination of old and young alike. A stand out landmark in this location it offers excitement, enchantment and education as you pass through its doors. The planning and execution of the Norman style Castle, with medieval additions, complete with moat, turrets, towers and drawbridge is unique in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere. A visit to the Castle is ideal for a family outing or a fun experience for young and old. 90% under cover it is a great option come rain or shine. The Castle is filled with medieval displays and other exhibitions that you are able to explore at your own pace in a self walk tour. Children are sent on a Treasure Hunt and are able to choose a free treat from the King s treasure upon successful completion of their quest. The fully licensed Castle Cafe serves delicious fayre fit for a king and the menu includes anything from a coffee and cake deal to a hearty Lamb shank. A local reenactment group (KMATIO - knights, merchants and traders in outreamer) has its sword fighting training and display on the front lawn of the Castle every first and third Saturday from 10am-noon. The gift shop stocks a large variety of wares including swords, goblets, children's dress ups, medieval style pottery, jewellery, the very popular Papo and Schleich figurines and ornaments of all shapes, sizes and styles. The shop is increasingly becoming known for its well selected stock of quality children's toys at very competitive prices. Every year the Sunshine Castle hosts a number of special events for the general public including Opera in the Castle. For a venue with a twist the Sunshine Castle is the perfect place for weddings, parties, luncheons, tour groups, corporate events and children's birthdays. It caters for anything from smaller intimate functions to a large bazaar style events for groups of up to 250 guests. Packages include fun themed menus as well as gourmet catering options. An entertainment list including fire breathing and belly dancing is available to really spice up your event.