Ok Kids, it's time to go crazy.....3 500 plants stretch 1.2 kilometres in this traditional hedged maze located just across the NSW/QLD border in the Granite Belt region. Parents and children all need a good place to stretch their legs on a long car trip and Kraze Maze and Cafe at Tenterfield, on the New England Highway fits the bill perfectly.
We could not wait to get lost amid the enormous hedges and ran like crazy around in circles before we managed to get anywhere near the central viewing platform. The immaculate hedges were planted in 1998 and are well established and well over head height (10 feet tall) - meaning you really cannot cheat very much at all. Along the way, there are little gnomes to signal that the end is near. When the owners, Peter and Paula Krahe, built the maze, they did so for their daughter, Karlie (who has Downs Syndrome). The resulting maze is a truly magical place and one's experience in the maze often reflects one's approach to life (I ran as I read the map - hah).
After all that running, we needed lunch/refreshments and the Kraze Maze Cafe is conveniently located opposite the maze entrance, so you can collapse in there (by a log fire if it's freezing in winter). The gardens surrounding the maze are also stunning - with roses and peaceful seats for contemplation. The place is great for a laugh and to disperse any pent up energy from being stuck in the car. The cafe is fully licensed and caters for tour groups, corporate functions, weddings, birthday parties, school excursions and even night time maze tours (bookings required).