Kryal Castle

Castle in Ballarat

It may be kitsch but the kids will love a day out at this mock medieval castle and self-styled medieval adventure park. Knights and damsels in distress wander the grounds and there's everything from a Dragon's Labyrinth and Wizard's Workshop to jousting re-enactments and a torture dungeon; check its daily schedule on its website. You can also sleep overnight in one of the semi-luxurious Castle Suites (r from $155).