Kryal Castle

Castle in Ballarat

It may be kitsch, but the kids will love a day out at this replica castle and self-styled medieval adventure park. Knights and damsels wander the grounds, and there's everything from a Dragon's Labyrinth and a Wizard's Workshop to jousting re-enactments and a torture dungeon; check the daily schedule and rundown of themed events on the website. You can also stay in one of the semi-luxurious Castle Suites (from $144).