Graham the Train Master
& Princess Rose
Why not try a delicious Devonshire Tea served with fresh homemade scones?
DINO LAND where visitors of all ages are able to drive trains.
The cottage , built in 1850, acts as a backdrop to the Enchanted Water Garden
Approximately 18 years ago, Graham the Train Master & Princess Rose, began a quest to design & construct a model railway, based on FANTASY themes using ‘G’ scale trains. These are larger than the traditional HO scale, with ‘G’ being able to operate outdoors if required.
On December 5th 2019, the MAGICAL & COLOURFUL KINGDOM OF PENOLARAYA, celebrated TEN years of being open & is DELIBERATELY designed for ALL ages to enjoy.
The Kingdom of Penolaraya covers TWO houses blocks & is a GIANT PIECE of FANTASY / SURREALISTIC art, which visitors immerse themselves in as they wander about.
During the 10 years, the attraction has entertained HUNDREDS of visitors from around Australia & indeed the planet.
NOBODY HAS SEEN A ‘THEME’ COMBINATION OF THIS TYPE BEFORE, ‘WRAPPED’ AROUND A MODEL RAILWAY.
The Kingdom it truly UNIQUE.
KINGDOM No. 2: FANTASIA 2
The huge enclosed space, attached to the Tearoom, is home to the following;
MERLIN’S FOUR METRE HIGH CASTLE & SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY; Merlin the Wizard, oversees the Kingdom of Penolaraya, his ‘magic’ makes the Kingdom ‘work’
A large crystal clear pond with 2 waterfalls
‘G’ scale trains operate in this space
HOTEL DRACULA: is 6 metres long & 4 metres high with its different dioramas, each are ‘family’ friendly
ROCKLAND: attempt to identify the various singers & musicians?
SUPER HERO’S NIGHT CLUB: are you able to name the different superheros?
DINO LAND: Here you are able to drive HO scale trains through a layout, inhabited by Dinosaurs
KINGDOM No. 3: THE ENCHANTED WATER GARDEN
Although this is an outside vista, it has plenty of undercover areas, including a huge Rotunda & smaller gazebo
A large pond with waterfalls
A ‘professional’ ‘slot’ car layout
Huge castles, some are floating on the pond
Test your ‘skill’, hands on activities
Pose in a ‘special’ box with props, to represent the new BARBIE or KEN doll
A row boat for younger folk to play in
‘G’ scale trains move through the garden landscape
As a back drop to the ‘ENCHANTED WATER GARDEN’S vista, is the historical cottage built by the founding father of Penola, Alexander Cameron. This cottage is also a ‘AIR B & B ‘
The attraction has THREE very different Kingdoms for visitors to explore
KINGDOM No. 1: ROSE’S TEAROOM
This large open space was once the Penola Kindergarten, in it now, the Tearoom serves freshly baked scones for Devonshire teas, ANZAC biscuits, milkshakes, soft drinks, fruit boxes, espresso coffee & cups of tea.
The room also has large display boxes, with dioramas & 2 ‘slot’ car’ tracks for the younger folk.
A professional 3 lane ‘slot car track for older drivers is located elsewhere.
A group of seniors driving the trains
Train spotting gnomes watch the 'ICE' go past