Penola Fantasy Theme Park, Model Railway & Tearoom
Graham the Train Master & Princess Rose, began designing & constructing their Magical & Colourful Kingdom of PENOLARAYA, 16 years ago. It now covers two house blocks & in December 2016, will celebrate its 7th birthday.
During this time, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FROM AROUND AUSTRALIA & OVERSEAS have visited the ‘fantasy’ Kingdom. Those who own a model railway or have seen one;


The Magical & Colourful Kingdom of PENOLARAYA has three different Kingdoms for you to immerse yourself in

Kingdom No. 1:
The Tearoom was once the old Penola kindergarten. The smell of freshly baked scones,{ Devonshire tea},  biscuits & espresso coffee, make this Kingdom, an aroma sensation to walk through.Besides espresso coffee, there are other drinks available as well. Light lunches are by prior arrangement only. This space can seat 40 people, making it ideal for birthday parties & groups.             

Kingdom No. 2:
This is a very large indoor space, adjoining the Tearoom, incorporating a large pond & two waterfalls..            
‘G scale’ trains cruise around the pond’s edges & through MERLIN’S FOUR metre high CASTLE & SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY.                     
There are other very LARGE dioramas around the edges of the space, containing highly detailed displays to suit all ages & ‘likes’.

Please note, that the Kingdom of PENOLARAYA has been designed for ALL ages to enjoy.          

Within Merlin’s World, is DINO -LAND; this is an area, where visitors are able to operate a locomotive: it’s “Hands on fun for everyone”             
For children, there is the opportunity of doing a DETECTIVE sheet { it is not a memory test}, as coloured clues are looked for. Prizes are given to ALL participants.

Kingdom no. 3:
Walking outside from Merlin’s World, the visitor is greeted by a totally new visual experience.
A VERY LARGE pond with its waterfalls, the ‘floating’  islands of: WatertopiaSkull Island Golf Club & Bermuda Triangle Museum. There are other smaller ‘floating’ fantasy intrigues.
Around the pond cruise, ‘G ‘scale trains.  While A HIGHLY DETAILED ‘fantasy’ ‘living Surrealist art’ landscape, keeps visitors intrigued for ages. BRIGHT COLOURS & if the sun is out, SPARKLING GLITTER, add a different dimension to the vista.
There is also a LARGE Rotunda from which, visitors are able to view the gardens from & a smaller Gazebo.

Your hosts:
Graham the Train Master
& Princess Rose
Why not try a delicious Devonshire Tea served with fresh homemade scones?
Merlin's Castle & School of Wizardry has trains go through it.
Merlin on his balcony
Dino Land where visitors can drive trains
All visitors who are young & young @ heart, love driving the locomotives.
The ICE makes its way past a group of "train spotting" gnomes
Looking down on a section of the Enchanted Water Garden Kingdom.

To the right, you can see an 1850 cottage built by Alexander Cameron, the founding father of Penola.
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