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Castle Fun Park - Mandurah, Western Australia

Post by Shirtninja

The Castle Fun Park was predominately a miniature village with attractions thrown in. through the 70's and at least early 80's it was a definite attraction with many older WA residents having fond memories of the place. Over time it has shut down and after years of neglect, bushfires, vandalism and encraoching suburbia, the site will soon vanish forever. Jethro and I went there on Sunday, February 7th and captured these pics before they vanish completely.

Whilst attempting to reasearch any history or facts about the site, we have learned that a photographer by the name of Jason Spiers actually came to the site a few years agao after a bushfire went through and took a series of photos for an exhibition.

So apologies in advance for the lack of information on this site.
(We do try and provide facts and not just pics)






Entry wasnt an issue really...


The guy who built the site had a real thing for castles, this is the only miniature building left standing now.


You have to wonder what was daubed on there that needed covering up. Or, that is some heavy damage from the last bushfire.


Zodiac Wishing Well to the right




Jethro hadnt been up these steps for about 20 years... Ahhh the nostalgia




Sometimes, it's the things that AREN'T graffitied that amaze




The highest tower






The gatehouse




View from the rear






I was honestly expecting birds to come out of there...


The inside was accessible and was decked out to be a throne room. Jethro told me that back in the day, the man who built this would sometimes dress as a king and hold "court" for the kiddies.


Children having a birthday could also sit on the throne and be king for a while.


How did that get in there...?


Materials used to make the window bars




The door that used to be here was made like a portcullis, just to add to the flavour lol




Zodiac Wishing Well








Actual conversation that took place;
Shirtninja: "Awesome... a Cave!!!"
Jethro: "Nope, that was just the pump-room for the pool"


Australia shaped pool


With a map of tasmania for the little ones






Once upon a time, suburban WA didnt have to worry abou water restrictions and could have impressive waterfall/fountain features


This wasnt the work of vandals, a fire ripped through this park a year or so ago






Dont let the trees fool you, this was once a pond with fountains


Sadly this was the most remains we saw of any of the other displays


The only one remaining of many lights throught the park
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