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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.
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.