Victoria is definitely not lacking in mazes, and why not? They provide a peaceful day out with friends or children, providing the opportunity to take a nice walk but at the same time, have a little fun. Here are some that I have visited, which all coincidentally lie in Mornington Peninsula:
This maze lies in Shoreham and like many gardens, seems to emulate a magical, European atmosphere with its little fountains and statues.
Most mazes were quite simple, although I do remember one where my friend and I took turns in choosing which way to go, whenever we came to a dead end. Despite that, we didn't take that long to find the way out.
We dropped by the cafe before we left, after reading that they had special lavender scones. The waiter didn't seem to know what we were talking about, but their website says "seasonal" so perhaps we weren't there at the right time. So we settled for normal scones.
The maze is not known as The Enchanted Maze, thus there was hardly anyone in the mazes at the same time as us. The lack of people meant we could enjoy the peacefulness of the gardens and the maze felt a little more open and natural than the Enchanted Maze, which I will talk about later.
Boneo Maze is located in Fingal, about 5-10 minutes from the Peninsula Hot Springs.
We went here for a picnic, and in addition to the mazes it had a few more activities here and there to keep us occupied. This included a number maze (below), where you had to start from the bottom and move to the centre number, but the square you are on dictates the distance of your next move.
There was also a giant chess set, some hooks where you try to throw hoops onto them, and a giant connect four game. I don't think this was in place when we were there, but they now have a mini-golf section, too.
Boneo Maze is open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm, Fr-iSun 10-5pm and 10-5pm for public/school holidays.
The Enchanted Maze Garden
This maze, located at Arthur's Seat, probably has the most things to do, and may be why it is so popular.
They are known for their tube slides, where you drag your tube up to the top of the slope, sit in it and get pushed off onto your winding ride. The line may get long but it moves fairly quickly, so going more than once is no problem.
They have a 3D maze, which can be slightly scary for kids but it isn't very big so the walk through doesn't last that long. They even have tree surfing, various obstacles in the air including flying foxes. This costs extra so I haven't experienced it, as I've already experienced Trees Adventure in Belgrave, which is similar and seems more difficult than what they have at the maze.
The Enchanted Maze has many large mazes, plus the puzzles and exquisite gardens and statues ensures it's enough to keep you quite occupied for a full day. I would go to Ashcombe for more of a relaxing time and I would go to Boneo for a picnic, but also for a bit of mischief.