This place immediately sparked my interest, an overgrown abandoned miniature replica of the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria just sitting there. It is part of the old Castle Fun Park in Halls Head, Western Australia however now belongs to nature.
Castle Fun Park was built in 1979 and included a miniature village complete with castle, an Aussie shaped pool, miniature golf course and kiosk. However, when the Mandurah bypass was built, Castle Fun Park lost the majority of its visitors. Many of the buildings were completely destroyed when the fun park sadly closed its doors in the early 2000’s. Years later in 2007 the remainder of the park was almost all destroyed by a bush fire.
The pool and part of the water fountain are also still partly intact however have been completely reclaimed by nature, the castle is the most prominant remainder of the fun park.
You can cycle as I did, drive or take the 593 or 594 bus from Mandurah Station. The actual park itself has permanently open gates so getting in is extremely easy.
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