The Best Mazes For Kids In And Around Melbourne

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Hedge mazes are always a hit with kids - they combine the thrill of getting lost, the frustration of dead ends, and the inevitable fist pumps that come with finding a way out! Best of all, they get little ones away from their screens and into the fresh open air, enjoying nature and exercising bodies as well as brains. Here are some of the best mazes in and around Melbourne.

The Best Mazes for Kids in and Around Melbourne

1. Ashcombe Maze And Lavender Farm

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Farm
Ashcombe Maze And Lavender Farm

When the kids are keen on an outdoor challenge, this is one of the first places that spring to mind for many parents. Ashcombe Maze has been a popular destination for Victorians for decades, and its location on the stunning Mornington Peninsula makes it a great spot for families to visit during holiday seasons.

Ashcombe’s hedge maze stands over three metres high and two metres thick, with just the right amount of trickiness for kids—which is what makes it one of the best mazes in Melbourne in our book.

It's also home to a gorgeous lavender farm and café that serves up some irresistible fare – just try to leave without tasting that lavender shortbread!

Location: 15 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd, Shoreham

2. Enchanted Adventure Gardens

Enchanted Adventure Gardens
Enchanted Adventure Gardens

Enchanted Adventure Gardens is not just home to manicured hedge mazes, it’s the place to go for a full day of action-packed fun for the whole family.

There are FOUR, count 'em, four hedge mazes at Enchanted Adventure Gardens, each of them unique. The ‘Turf Maze’ just might be hiding a terrifying water monster at its core; and, for the littlies, there’s the ‘Children’s Maze’, custom-built for the BIG imaginations of little people. There's also a Top Hedge Maze and a Lower Hedge Maze—both offering plenty of fun for the whole family. 

With so much to do here, including Tree Surfing, plan to spend the entire morning or afternoon at this one.

Location: 55 Purves Road, Arthur’s Seat

3. Maze House

Maze House
Maze House

This place is wholly concerned with the art of getting lost and, although it's a bit of a hike outside of Melbourne (108 kilometres, to be precise), it's worth the trip. Why not make a weekend of it and bunker down at the accommodation on site (which sleeps up to 10)?

The decades-old, perfectly manicured hedge maze at Maze House also features a 'Carnival Garden' for stretching the skills of little ones with activities such as bowling. We absolutely love the nostalgia of this one, making it one of our favourite mazes in Melbourne for kids. 

Location: 3155 Midland Highway, Newlyn North

4. Avenel Maze

Avenel Maze
Avenel Maze

Avenel Maze is found around an hour’s drive north of Melbourne’s CBD, and the beauty of this well-maintained hedge maze and activity park is that everything is themed around Victoria’s notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly – a figure who is perennially fascinating.

But it doesn’t end with a hedge maze inspired by Ned, there is also a rock labyrinth, mini golf and kids draughts to be enjoyed at Avenel Maze, so allow plenty of time at this one!

Location: 471 Upton Rd, Avenel

5. High Country Maze 

High Country Maze
High Country Maze

Nestled in the Alpine foothills, this award-winning two-hectare garden is a true delight for the senses. Blooming with vibrant roses, spring bulbs, and lush perennials, it's a picturesque paradise waiting to be explored.

After wandering through the enchanting gardens at High Country Maze, treat yourself to lunch or a Devonshire Tea at the cafe, or relax under the trees with a glass of wine or a cocktail while the kids embark on a gnome hunt in the maze or search for fairies and dragons! One of the best mazes in and around Melbourne, High Country Maze is perfect for the young and the young at heart. 

Location: 678 Piries-Goughs Bay Rd, Goughs Bay

6. Boneo Discovery Park

Boneo Discovery Maze
Boneo Discovery Park

Just an hour and a half drive from the bustling streets of Melbourne lies Boneo Discovery Park, nestled in the Mornington Peninsula, and undoubtedly one of the best mazes in Melbourne. Spread across 27 acres of lush native flora and fauna, this eco-activity wetlands is a haven for family-friendly fun, blending art, nature, and play into one unforgettable experience.

From the creative wonders of Sand Sculpting Australia to the thrills of an 18-hole mini-golf course and ropes course, there's something for everyone at Boneo Discovery Park. Let your imagination run wild as you navigate through mazes, bounce on the jumping castle, and whirl around on the vintage carousel.

Location: 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal

7. A Maze'N Things

A Maze'N Things
A Maze'N Things is one of the best mazes in Melbourne

A Maze’N Things is the ultimate destination for fun and adventure on Phillip Island! Step into a world of wonder, where illusions, puzzles, and magic await to captivate your imagination and ignite your sense of adventure.

Embark on a journey through Puzzle Island, where families, school groups, and couples alike can challenge their minds and test their skills in a maze of excitement. From navigating through Australia’s largest 3D timber maze to teeing off on our outdoor Maxi Mini Golf course, there's no shortage of thrills and laughter to be had. Enter the enchanting realm of Magic Manor, where interactive displays, flying chandeliers, and magical rabbits will leave you in awe. 

Location: 1805 Phillip Island Road, Cowes

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