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Arthurs Seat Maze, Mornington Peninsula

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published March 23rd 2013
The Ultimate School Holiday Activity


With school holidays coming up quickly you will want something fun to do.

Tree Surfing


The Maze brings a whole new meaning to family fun. Everyone from toddlers to teens are well catered for (parents can just pretend they're doing the 'tree surfing' high rope course to bond with their teens).

Grandparents and garden enthusiasts will enjoy the wonderful gardens and appreciate the work done to create this wonderland of mazes, gardens, fountains and the many art works and sculptures.



I have lived less than 2 km from the Arthurs Seat Maze for most of my life. I have been many times, from when it first opened up until I moved to Mornington 7 years ago and since then I haven't been again until today. I was absolutely amazed by the work that has been done since last visiting. It was always nice, but now it's at another level and I would even say the gardens are one of the best in Victoria.



The new Tree Surfing, dubbed 'the ultimate green room', high ropes course comes with 50 aerial obstacles and 5 different levels of difficulty. It's a great challenge over a 2 hour session. Minimum height is 135cm.



Another popular activity is tube sliding . A snow free ski run for all ages, where there are four slides, two straight and two twisted. There were more adults on the twisted one than children, obviously for the children's benefit of mum and dad participating of course.





There are five different mazes to navigate, apart from the spooky 3D maze. The interior of the maze takes you through an eerie 3D journey through a series of forbidden chambers.

3D spooky maze


You could easily spend a day here without the kids getting bored and they will love the variety. There are plenty of picnic areas but if you prefer there is a cafe and the Amazing Lolly Shop, another winner for the kids.

Children's maze


I have added many photos to this article, however I don't think they do justice to how amazing the gardens and tree surfing is.

View to the cafe
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Why? For the ultimate school holiday fun
When: Open 10am - 5pm
Phone: 03 59818449
Where: 55 Purves Rd Arthurs Seat
Cost: Adults $29, kids 3-17 $19, seniors $23. For tree surfing add $30 for adults and $20 for kids. Annual passes are also available
Your Comment
thanks for posting. Will definitely check this out!
by caz13 (score: 2|159) 1693 days ago
fantastic pics
by Joy (score: 3|1881) 1693 days ago
Arthurs Seat sure has changed. Do the chair lifts still run?
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|275) 1692 days ago
Is Tree surfing for kids only?
by shiyi (score: 0|3) 1691 days ago
WOW!! too cool. A bit pricey though. But will definitely check it out. Thanks for posting.
by Happy Mom (score: 2|548) 1503 days ago
It is an absolute gem of a place. I have seen it grow over the years and the improvements always add an extra element to the gardens. So many different things to do for children and adults alike.
by jojam (score: 1|17) 1697 days ago
Went tree surfing 26-3 wow what a buzz so much fun and the staff & surroundings were amazing !A. MUST !!!!
by jo.anne (score: 0|2) 1694 days ago
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