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The World's Largest Maze @ Dole Plantation, Hawaii

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Published March 3rd 2013
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One of the world's most impressive mazes is found at Dole Plantation, a tourist park which markets itself as "Hawaii's Complete Pineapple Experience". The maze is called the Pineapple Garden Maze - obviously - and is particularly impressive from the sky.

Image courtesy of Dole Plantation


The Pineapple Garden Maze has a total area of 12,745 mē (3.1 acres) and a total path length of 3.9 km (2.4 miles), making it the largest permanent hedge maze in the world, as verified by Guiness World Records.

If the idea of a maze captures your imagination, you are not alone. People have been fascinated by mazes for a long time. The first maze to have been recorded in history is the Egyptian Labyrinth. This maze is thought to have been built around 4,000 years ago. Little of it remains today. This is a shame because apparently the Egyptian Labyrinth was thought to be more impressive than the Egyptian pyramids. Unfortunately, the Pineapple Garden Maze cannot be likened to the pyramids; it should not be mentioned in the same sentence.

Nevertheless, the Pineapple Garden Maze is worth a visit. Not only is it a Guiness World Record holder, it is a fun game. The aim of the game is to find the eight hidden stations in the fastest time. At each station you mark your game card with a stencil to prove you found that station.



Competition in the field is fierce. Often you must queue to mark your game card.



The current record for completing the maze is around six minutes. However, if you are navigationally challenged, then you could spend a good hour (and some) weaving through the towering hibiscus hedges in search of the stations. If you are concerned about getting lost, then remember to grab a pathway map at the ticket booth before you enter.



When you are done with the maze - with or without finding the eight stations - be sure to check out the other things to do at Dole Plantation. Take a ride on the Pineapple Express Train and learn about the history of the pineapple in Hawaii.

Image courtesy of Dole Plantation


Or take the Plantation Garden Tour and learn the cultural significance of the crops grown on the North Shore of Oahu.



Or just sit, relax and enjoy a swirl (or six) of the famous icy treat found on tap at the Pineapple Grille.

Image courtesy of Dole Plantation
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Why? It is the world's largest maze
When: 9.30am to 5.00pm daily (closed on Christmas Day).
Where: Dole Plantation, Central Oahu, Hawaii. Approximately 40 minutes drive from Waikiki.
Cost: Visiting Dole Plantation is free. Admission to the Pineapple Garden Maze is $6 for Adults and $4 for Children (4-12 years)
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