Sunshine Castle

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Sunshine Castle
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Hayles10
Pacific Pines, Australia105 contributions
A bit of a let down…
Jun. 2021 • Family
This castle was a disappointment.
There was no real atmosphere and the ‘treasure hunt challenge’ was difficult for the adults let alone the kids!!
Difficult to find the answers to the questions in the information provided.

Not sure what the dolls were about - not really linked with the medieval side of things.
It was a bit of a mismatch - some areas were closed - would’ve been nice to have had some rooms made up to what it used to be like in the medieval days.

It could be a great educational place to visit if some investment was made.
Written 5 July 2021
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Darren B
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
Don't waste your time or money
Apr. 2021 • Family
Do not waste your time or money at this place.
Most of the castle is closed due to structural damage.
It took us less than 5 minutes from start to finish.
There was nothing to do, nothing to see
Its old, its dirty, its just an absolute disgrace of a place
Nothing like it once was
The worst part is, that even though three quarters of it is closed, they still have the nerve to charge you full price to enter.
Keep away from the place.
Written 17 April 2021
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Trisha W
Bundaberg, Australia22 contributions
Underwhelming
Apr. 2021 • Family
I wished I had of read the reviews before visiting.
As most of the castle is closed, due to structural problems, you’re left with very little to do. The venue is in desperate need of attention.
The courtyard water feature (or moat) was more pond scum than water.
The doll museum was nothing short of creepy. Hard to call it a “fairytale walk”. Some of the dolls are in such bad condition, I’m sure my children will have nightmares (check out Alice in Wonderland).
My 5yr old enjoyed the treasure hunt, only to fish a fun size chocolate out of the treasure chest, which also contained some “leftover” Easter eggs 🤦🏻‍♀️
We stayed for an hour, about 40mins too long.
Certainly wouldn’t recommend wasting the drive, or the money to visit.
Written 14 April 2021
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Tiamarama
23 contributions
Could be better
Apr. 2021
Something to look at with the family. We enjoyed the courtyard area with information about old medieval days. In the castle it’s self there is not much to do. millions of old dolls and set ups of old tales like little miss riding hood e.g hi But all other rooms or entry ways are blocked off. Other then that nothing else to do...$8 is an ok price but for what they are offering.... even just a gold coin donation would be worth it.
Written 4 April 2021
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Lynn M
Brisbane, Australia63 contributions
Disappointing
Feb. 2021
Most of the castle is now closed due to structural problems.
You pay $8pp to walk around a small court yard and then go through a dolls museum. The dolls museum was quite frankly past its best - once upon a time someone put a lot of time into making clothes for those dolls, but that was a long time ago. We were wandering around in the dark because we didn't know there were light switches - which lit some of the displays but not all.

If it wasn't for the fact that the castle obviously needs the money I would have asked for a refund. Very very disappointing and usually if something is not good I don't spend my time rating it, but I feel the castle need to read this. They need to understand that $8 is too much money for what they are currently offering.

Perhaps focus on weddings and children's parties etc. (if the area they hold these is open)

The only thing that kept us in there for more than 10 mins was the treasure hunt for kids, which produced a fun size milky way upon completion. Expensive milky way.

If you consider Australia Zoo is $60pp and you can stay all day, and see and do so many things, $8 to look at some dolls for 10 mins makes the castle a very expensive form of entertainment.

Not at all suitable for anyone who can't easily climb up and down steps.
Written 20 February 2021
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Focus666
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
It's a castle
Jan. 2021 • Family
Yep it's a castle. A sprinkling of historical info and some creepy dolls.

In saying that the kids loved it.
Written 18 January 2021
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kathy
Queensland, Australia178 contributions
Unusal, Unique Gem on the sunshine coast
Oct. 2020
I remember going here when i was a kid. It's still great fun to explore the castle . Definitely not for the mobility impaired but amazing views if you can get up the towers. Information plaques around the place if you are interested in learning about medieval time. Obviously it could be amazing if someone had millions to pour into it but its still a unique and unusal place as it is . Would like to see a Halloween event here in the future, as that would be very special.
Written 7 October 2020
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AndyP80
Scarborough, Australia394 contributions
A fun hour or two
Jul. 2020 • Family
A very impressive structure and fun to have a look around. My 6 year old enjoyed climbing to the top of the lookout and tower and doing the treasure hunt. We managed to impart a little history Thor the various displays. For adults and older kids there’s some good educational aspects if you can hold their attention.

This place does have potential to be much more, hopefully visitor numbers let them invest in the future.
Written 19 July 2020
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Thanks for your visit and taking the time to leave some feedback! We are happy to hear you and your little one had a great time at the Sunshine Castle! We hope to see you again soon! The Wenches
Written 4 October 2020
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bronniegirl
Ascot17 contributions
Lots of Potential
Jun. 2020 • Family
I really wanted to love this place but somehow it doesn't quite get there. Perhaps they should totally reinvent the interior of this castle, especially downstairs. I can just image it to be turn into a Harry Potter themed museum/shop And cafe. There's so much potential in here but a sense of lethargic enthusiasm pervades. Can you image Harry Potter theme weddings, birthday parties and other celebrations plus a cafe/bar area with HP theme.
Even a wedding canopy/church thing/cross out in the front yard with white chairs even taking on a medieval or harry potter or even haunted house theme.

Staff were nice.
Written 26 June 2020
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Thank you so much for your feedback and sharing your ideas with us. We hope to see you back for your Harry Potter party :-) The Wenches
Written 4 October 2020
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Judith R
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Stepping back in history
Nov. 2019
Our family of grandparents, parents and 5 year old twins spent a couple of hours enjoying the different aspects - following the treasure map, being medieval royalty, exploring the rooms and the storybook displays. It was heaps of fun and great photo opportunities. We had a light lunch midexploring. Everyone enjoyed the day.
Written 28 November 2019
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Thanks for your visit and your lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon, The Wenches
Written 4 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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