Kegal Bowling on hamilton Island
Hamilton Island is introducing a new all-weather activity for guests – with the opening of its nine-pin Kegel bowling centre this week.
Nine-pin Kegel bowling is a family friendly version of ten-pin bowling – with much smaller and lighter balls that weigh just 2.8kg. The balls also only have two holes for the fingers to hold, so they fit everyone.
One of the main attractions for families will be that Kegel bowling offers a variety of games to play – rather than just aiming to knock down all of the pins. This makes the activity suitable for children as young as three years of age.
The game uses an interactive score board which allows different variations of the game including a children’s menu. Adults can play a standard bowling game, whilst the children can be on the lane beside them playing a game tailored to their age group.
After dark, the bowling centre transforms with glow in the dark lanes, pins and balls. The air-conditioned centre has seven lanes, an amusement arcade and a fully licensed bar with snack food.
Guests don’t have to wear bowling shoes or have any special skills or experience to have fun. Pricing is per lane, not per player, with a maximum of six people per lane – making it a good value activity for families or groups of friends.
The cost is $39 per lane for 30 minutes and $69 per lane for an hour. The Island Bowling Centre is open daily from 2pm until 10pm and is located in the Resort Centre, near the main resort pool.
Hamilton Island offers guests a choice of 65 different activities ranging from snorkelling and sailing to adrenaline-punched jet ski and quad bike tours.
Nine-pin Kegel bowling is the oldest bowling game in the world. It dates back to the year 1157 where it was commonly played in monasteries. Ten-pin bowling was invented in 1868.
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