Camille is a freelance ghost blog and web content writer. She's also a musician and an "Autoimmunee". She loves learning and sharing about how to live life with positive energy and meaning.
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Published July 16th 2012
Getting lost doesn't always sound like a fun way to spend your weekend but that's exactly how I spent it with my fiancé last weekend – getting lost at the Bellingham Maze on the Sunshine Coast that is. The child-like activities feel rather nostalgic. There's a sense of wonder and excitement but also little bit of fear and apprehension – will you find your way out before the sun goes down?
Don't give up yet - there's still hope!
This life-size garden maze, suits both families (most especially) and couples alike looking for a fun day out. I'm not sure if I'd like to go alone – some people might end up being stuck in there all day! It's something different and challenging. Forget going to the movies, next time be a part of your own story and journey trying to solve some brain-teasing puzzles.
There's also a cute cafe to satisfy your hunger pangs and thirst after you complete some of the activities at the maze. It's also a great place to sneak out to if you somehow finish the maze a little earlier than your companions, that's if you're not doing it really together.
Outside the main attraction maze, there is an array of fun group and individual activities that will add to your overall experience at Bellingham. From painted puzzles on the floor that you can solve on your own (or with a little bit of help from your companions), to a large rope maze (similar to the ones that most of us have tried during School Camps or Team-building exercises). You'll find that Bellingham Maze will keep you entertained and a bit mind boggled for quite a while.
There is also a large bird aviary for viewing some of the beautiful and unique bird species of Australia. If you like, you can also try the other major attraction at Bellingham, their mini golf course. The mini-golf course is sheer delight and with it being a 2 par course (meaning the number of strokes or "tries" it takes to sink your ball as that standard for the game) it can be challenging for all ages – including kids, who get a "mini" sized golf club. While the little ones may not be as successful as the bigger kids or us adults, they can still join in on the fun.
My tip would be to wear a pair of sport shoes and to just forget about everything and have fun. Like I said before, it's a great couples date idea too. My fiancée loves puzzles and anything to do with logic – he's a programmer you see, so it was definitely the kind of date he loved – so he enjoyed playing with something he loves and also be able to share it with someone he loves too.
Whether you're thinking about a day trip from Brisbane, or a fun afternoon outing (if you're from the Sunshine Coast), Bellingham Maze is really a great day out for all family and couples. Located in Tanawha on Tourist Drive #25 in Queensland, it is open from 9am to 5pm (last entry at 4.15pm), 7 days a week (except on Christmas Day). For prices and entry information have a look at their website: www.bellmaze.com.