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Mintaro Maze

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by Jenny Pickett (subscribe)
I enjoy making the most of life's experiences, exploring what Adelaide has to offer and sharing my experiences and discoveries with others via WeekendNotes!
Published May 28th 2013
Update April 16th 2014
This Easter weekend, come along to Mintaro Maze, explore and count the number of Easter bunnies (yes, an Easter bunny hunt). If you count correctly, receive a FREE easter egg!

You'll be a-mazed
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True to its name: the Mintaro Maze - image courtesy of

We recently undertook a Sunday drive to finally check out the Mintaro Maze. 2 hours drive north of Adelaide, Mintaro is a township in the Clare Valley, between Auburn and Clare. A visit to the Mintaro Maze makes for an ideal day trip or excuse for a weekender in this picturesque part of South Australia.

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Tomb of the unknown garden gnome.

On arrival, guests pay for entrance at the gift shop and are given a quiz sheet titled The Mintaro Maze Game which sets a challenge to identify various features of the maze and neighbouring Gnome Garden.

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Throw a coin into the Water Fairy's pond and make a wish.

That's not all! Aside from the maze which is challenging enough to reach the centre where the "Water Fairy" resides are a myriad of table games, including noughts and crosses and chess.

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A variety of table games are on offer such as this game of chess.

The gift shop is stocked with a huge array of puzzles and games at reasonable prices. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available.

So next time you're in this part of SA, take time to check out the Mintaro Maze.
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Why? Find your way without a GPS!
When: Open Thursday to Monday (10am to 4pm); public holidays (excluding Christmas Day; Boxing Day; New Years); open daily during school holidays (10am to 4pm); not open in February or on extreme weather warning days.
Phone: (08) 8843 9012
Where: Mintaro Maze & Gift Shop, Jacka Road, Mintaro (Clare Valley)
Cost: $8 per child; $12 per adult; $10 per concession holder.
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Interesting! I'd never heard of this place Jenny
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 2630 days ago
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