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A Maze'N Things Holiday Park

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Published June 6th 2012
Rainy day on Phillip Island? Looking for something fun to do or just wanting to kick up your heels and have some fun (with or without the kids). Take a look at A Maze'N Things!
Strange how hard it can be to keep your balance when the thing you are walking on is perfectly still.

We were fortunate to visit on a fairly quiet day and have all the time in the world to spend there which delighted the kids.

Your adventure begins before you even enter the zone in the cafe and fun entry. (Even if you aren't entering the fun zone, you can come in here at no charge, buy a great coffee, perhaps some lunch and a snack for the kids and be delighted by the fun here).

The tables are covered with puzzles and mind benders to twist your mind. You will find yourself sitting there pondering the way to solve all manner of brain benders.
Game tables with puzzles and mind teasers.

On the large table there are a series of metal and wood puzzles to twist and undo and illusionary art images to ponder.

There's a small gift shop, filled to the roof with souvenirs and puzzles and up to this point (other than your food) its all free.

We'll definitely be back to have lunch here again.

If you decide to enter the fun zone, you will be treated with activities that are fun, mind bending and educational.

My children loved pondering the chair that they could sit on which seemed to rise uphill.
Don't I have an amazing sense of balance?

We made a video of us seemingly defying gravity leaning out from a ladder.

Taking pictures on the illusionary disappearing floor, seemed like nothing was happening, so you can imagine our delight when they were processed and we looked like giants towering over each other.
Look out kids you are in trouble now!
or maybe not?

Continuing on, we tried to walks along a path which was perfectly flat and still with only the chamber rotating around us, amazing how your mind makes you think you are falling and grab hold of the railing.

The magic mirror maze was so funny, I even looked at myself in the mirror and still tried to walk through - dopey!
The magic Mirrors are harder than they seem.

Arriving at puzzle island we immersed ourselves in the interactive train sets where we controlled whether they crashed or not. We got lost inside the pirates cave and needed to solve puzzles to unlock our way out of the cave again.

The kids were thrilled with the vertical drop slide (although the tourists next to us weren't brave enough to try it).

Venturing outside, you will come across the outdoor maze where the kids can get lost for hours, then you can all play mini golf.

Arriving back again at the Puzzle Café if you have built up an appetite after all this playing, they serve a variety of light lunches, snacks and great coffee's. All filled with brain teasers and puzzles that diners can play with whilst enjoying their snacks. Our kids ate and played, whilst the adults actually got to peacefully chat and enjoy a coffee (a rare treat on school holidays).

A Maze'N Things is open 7 days a week from 10 am until 5.00pm and from 9am over January.

Driving to Phillip Island:

Phillip Island is a leisurely 90 minute drive south-east of Melbourne. Take the Monash Freeway (M1) to the Cranbourne Exit, where you will turn into the South Gippsland Highway (M420).
Follow this route to the Bass Highway (A420), which takes you through Grantville and past Corinella and Bass.

Turn right at the roundabout at Anderson onto Phillip Island Tourist Road (B420). Cross the bridge, and continue straight until you see A Maze 'N Things. (Approx. 10kms)

Discounted Tickets:
Are you a member of RACV? If you are you can save money on your ticket purchases through RACV.
Log on t or visit any RACV shop.

A fun way to spend a morning, afternoon or full day. Tight on money? No problem, just pop in to the terrific cafe and gift shop - we'll be sure to do this every time we visit Phillip Island from now on.

Centrally located and perfect no matter what the weather.

A Maze'N Things
Ph: (03) 59522283 Fx: (03) 59522227
Click here for email
Click here for website

The fun doesn't have to end at the end of the day, if you would like to stay it is also possible:

*from their website
A great place to play, and a great place to stay. Situated in a quiet, spacious bush setting only 4.5 kilometres from the Cowes township, our Phillip Island holiday park is also centrally located to all the other attractions Phillip Island has to offer.

The Park boasts 3-Star & 3.5-Star two bedroom air conditioned ensuite cabins, as well as spacious powered and unpowered caravan and camping sites.

Facilities include
an Amenities Block
Extra Large Camp Kitchen 
Games Room
Commercial Size Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Ice & Gas Refills
Accommodation ranges between $65.00 - $150.00 per double per night.  If you would like to make a booking, or have a general enquiry, please contact the Holiday Park at the numbers and links below.

Tel: 03 5952 2020
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Why? Terrific coffee, great food and a fun way to spend the day on Phillip Island
When: 10am-5pm, 7 days a week
Phone: 0359522283
Where: 1805 Phillip Island Rd Cowes  VIC  3922 Australia
Your Comment
I agree,
This is one of Phillip Islands hidden secrets where you get great value for money, entertainment for the whole family and hours of fun and laughter. It far exceeded our expectations. Geoff
by geoff52 (score: 0|5) 2821 days ago
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