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Published October 19th 2013
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:

Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens

Ashcombe Maze
Just before entering the maze


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.

Ashcombe Maze
One of the small fountains


The simplicity of the mazes ensures that you have time to visit other spots on the map, such as the Wedding Gazebo and Lily Pond whilst admiring the roses and lavender in their respective mazes.

Ashcombe Maze
The Wedding Gazebo


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.

Ashcombe Maze
The Lily Pond


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.

Ashcombe Maze is open everyday from 8am-5pm.

Boneo Maze


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.

Boneo Maze
The Number Maze


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
A giant chess set


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.

The Enchanted Maze
The tube slides


There are heaps of little puzzles for children and a Children's Maze, which we couldn't help but go in and explore, being children at heart.

The Enchanted Maze
My favourite animals in the Children's Maze - pandas!


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
One of the mazes


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.

The Enchanted Maze
Gardens at the Enchanted Maze


The Enchanted Maze is open 10-6pm everyday except Christmas.
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Why? To get lost in some of Victoria's mazes and gardens
Where: Mornington Peninsula
Cost: $10-$29
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There is a maze near Healesville Sanctuary.
by teebee46 (score: 0|6) 2153 days ago
Another maze in Victoria is The Tangled Maze located about five kilometres from Creswick and about 20 minutes from Daylesford.
by Coffee Break With Belinda (score: 2|403) 2156 days ago
Gulf Station in the Yarra Vally will be re-opening this summer with it's first Maize Maze
by marke (score: 0|2) 2156 days ago
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