Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published December 7th 2012
Be Amazed - Get lost in the Countryside
One of my favourite escapes from the city is a day trip up to Yarramalong to the very beautiful farm setting of Amazement. This unique family attraction offers a wide variety of amusements for both young and old.
Obviously, the mazes are the primary attraction - hedge mazes, rope mazes, puzzle mazes and more. A sandstone labyrinth is currently being built and the intriguing Finger Fortune Maze in the Wild Wood will be open for the holidays. A fort will be constructed on the old sunflower maze site for adventure of a different kind.
Set on a picturesque farm setting, there are lovely walks to be had, and you can revel in the country ambiance. It's a great setting for those inner city kids to explore. Of course, it wouldn't be a farm without animals, and you can feed the large kind - goats, alpacas and even a donkey. In Bunny World you can sit and pat the smaller kind - guinea pigs, chicks and as you'd expect, rabbits.
They also offer rides on electronic cars (for a small fee), pedal cars for the super little, sand pit and play house as well as a trampoline and other games, both indoor and outdoor.
Plenty of shady spots for a picnic lunch but there is now a cafe open too, for a more civilized cuppa or cool drink.
There are always new attractions being added, and if you're lucky, like we were once, you may get to see the sheep racing...so a return visit is in order if you've not been for awhile.
While it is a very easy day trip, there is now also accommodation available in either the farmhouse (details here) or a fabulous looking tipi for something different (Family of 4, $125 includes park entry & solar showers).
Amazement is currently open weekends and everyday of school holidays from December 26th. You will find this little secret lives up to its name.
This place is hilarious, it's soooo home-made- I remember there being chucks that had been sprayed purple and an evil goat in the car park who lassoed up friends of mine!
Expect a citch but very fun day out :-)