Opening Hours & Admission

We are looking forward to welcome you!


We are very sorry but the castle tour will remain closed for maintenance until Friday. We will just be operating our coffee counter and toyshop.

Conditions of Entry due to Covid-19

Upon entry, you will be required to “check in” via a QR code – this is required for COVID Safe tracing. This applies to all visitors to the castle and to our toy shop & cafe.

We ask you to sign in and confirm that you don’t have fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath), you have not returned from overseas in the last 14 days and have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the last 14 days.

We will be enforcing a No BYO Food and Beverage Policy so that managing and maintaining Government restrictions is attainable. Personal water bottles are strongly encouraged and permitted. Currently, our cafe serves take away coffees, soft drinks, milkshakes, hot chips and small packaged snacks only.

Our staff is here to help you enjoy your time with us. This is a very different way of trading for us and we ask that you be patient, kind and reasonable with what we have had to redesign and implement to reopen. This is all new to us and we will continue to change as updates are received and restrictions ease.

Opening Hours

During School Term open Mon – Sun9.30am – 3.30pm
During All Queensland School Holidays open 7 days9.30am – 4.30pm

Occasionally we close a early to accommodate private functions and special events (ie last entry around 3.15pm) for the public to enable a wedding ceremony to take place in privacy this will be announced on the Sunshine Castle Facebook

Other foreseen changes to opening hours will always be announced on Facebook where possible


Public Holiday Closures
  • Christmas Day 25/12
  • Boxing Day 26/12
  • New Year’s Day 01/01 open from 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Good Friday 02/04/2021
  • For commemorative purposes on ANZAC Day 25/04

Admission Costs

from the 1st of January 2017

Children(3 to 15years)12$
Family 3 (2 Adults 1 Child)38$
Family 4 (2 Adults 2 Children)48$
Family 5 (2 Adults 3 Children)55$
Family 6 (2 Adults 4 Children)62$
extra Children7$

NOTE: Limited Wheelchair and Pram access due to stairs. Upper levels can only be accessed via stairs.

No admission charge applies to: the Castle Cafe and Absolut Toys
Seniors and Students must provide appropriate identification.
Children need a supervising, paying adult to go on the self-guided castle tour.
Half price entry for wheelchairs and limited mobility customers
Reductions for groups of 20 or more, only if booked.

Other Venue Features
  • Ample car parking
  • Disabled facilities
  • Limited Wheelchair and Pram access due to stairs
Annual & Royal Pass

Annual Pass

  • Purchase our Annual Pass and receive unlimited entry for 12 months
  • An Annual Pass costs you double the normal entry for your family
Annual Pass Terms and Conditions:
  • Adult Passes are valid with photo ID only
  • Student and Senior Passes are valid with Student or Seniors Card only
  • Children with an Annual Pass always have to be accompanied by an adult
  • Passes are not valid for entry during special events or festivals that have a seperate admission charge
  • The reissue of a lost card will result in a $5 administration fee


Royal Pass

  • Purchase our Royal Pass and receive unlimited entry up until 30th of June 2019
  • An Royal Pass costs you $30 per Person
Royal Pass Terms and Conditions:
  • Passes are valid with photo ID and Signature only
  • Pass is only valid for the person noted on the pass
  • Children under 16 must be actively supervised by an adult
  • Childrens passes are valid with a caregiver ID or a medicare card
  • Pass holders must sign into the Royal Pass Register when visiting
  • Pass holders are required to adhere to Castle rules at all times
  • Pass holders will receive all Standard Coffe for a royal discount at $3
  • Pass holders receive 10% off Absolut Toys and Gift Shop items
  • Guests of Royal Pass holders receive the royal treatment and receive all adult entries at kids prices
  • The 2018/19 is valid for unlimited entry until 30th of June 2019
  • Entry for special events and activities outside of normal admission are not included
  • A $5 fee applies to lost passes



Special Function Areas
Special Function Areas the Castle has to offer:
  • The Great Hall (seats 85 for a meal and 110 theatre style)
  • The atmospheric courtyard (can cater for 150 as a stand up or 60 as a sit down outdoor venue)
  • A fully covered cafe terrace which can seat up to 40 guests
  • We can cater for up to 220 guests in a Festival/Bazaar style event.
Liquor Licensing Hours
Liquor Licensing Hours   –   with private bookings only.

The Sunshine Castle is fully licensed and has a permanent bar set up at the Café counter – satellite bars can be set up on request.

Sunday – Thursday10am-10pm
Friday & Saturday10am – 12am