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Perth's First Hedge Maze @ The Maze

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by Helenonthesofa (subscribe)
Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
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Hedge your bets on this maze
Perth's first commercial hedge maze is finally open, and just in time for the school holidays. After 6 years of planning, growing and pruning, the hedge maze is ready to receive visitors who can look forward to exploring its 1600 sqm span to reach the lookout at the centre of the maze.

perths first hedge maze
Enter the Maze

This hedge maze is a perfect addition to family park, and compliments the existing suite of fun filled puzzles, mazes, games and wildlife attractions.

perths first hedge maze
Hope it's the right way?

Heralding from the UK, I've visited a number of hedge mazes in my time, and often their huge size means that whilst they look a whole lot of fun for the family, they often lead to frustrations with kids slowly losing the plot when 45 minutes into the 'fun' they are still no closer to the middle of the maze, and thus no nearer to the exit. This hedge maze is a perfect size for families and whilst there are definitely a number of challenges to overcome, and over 20 dead ends to stumble across, a typical completion time would be around 20 minutes making it very kid friendly. For the more keen maze runner out there, it's also a maze you could do again perhaps trying to beat your personal best.

perths first hedge maze
Dead ends aplenty

For parents of little ones, you'll be happy to know that there are emergency exit doors you can utilise throughout the maze. This came in vitally handy at the midway point when my son decided that it was toilet time, and by using the emergency exit doors, we were able to make a hasty escape to the toilet facilitates. Phew!

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The half way point

perths first hedge maze
View from the look out

The Maze has a number of other attractions to keep you busy on your visit including additional mazes, puzzles, games and play areas. A hit for my two boys was the tractor tyre maze, although I am pretty confident that the rules were abandoned part way through the quest to the finishing flag.

Perth's first hedge maze
Tractor tyre maze - a hit with the kids

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Get in a tangle

Big and little kids also seem to enjoy the gigantic inflatable jumping pillow, which provides endless opportunities for bouncing fun in addition to the adjacent adventure playground, which poses lots of play based challenges for the kids in your party.

Perth's first hedge maze
Enjoy the adventure playground

perths first hedge maze
Jump for joy on the huge pillow

Around the park, wildlife lovers can look forward to spotting koalas, emus, kangaroos and a host of bird life. On our trip there was a local kangaroo jumping around, much to the delight of the visitors.

Perth's first hedge maze
Wildlife to be spotted

Included in your entry price, you can also challenge your family and friends to game of mini golf, or for the chess fans, there's a giant chess board in the front garden area to enjoy too.

Perth's first hedge maze
Mini golf anyone?

Perth's first hedge maze
Say hello to the resident koalas

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Why? To have fun exploring Perth's first hedge maze
When: Open 7 days a week during school holidays. Otherwise Weds - Sunday for the rest of the year
Phone: 08 9571 1375
Where: 1625 Neaves Road, Bullsbrook 6084
Cost: Varies - winter prices start at around $14 for kids
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