Amazin’ Margaret River is found just a few minutes’ drive south of the Margaret River town. As the name suggests, the main attraction is a giant hedge Maze – it has 1.5kms worth of pathways to get lost in! Before we entered the maze, we had a coffee stop in the light and bright café. The café serves coffee as well as light meals, cakes and ice-cream. There are tables inside and comfy lounges.
Puzzles and board games will keep big and little kids occupied, especially on a rainy day. The deck area is lovely to sit in warmer weather. Outside, the shady grassed area has picnic tables and barbeques.
It’s a good idea to have a toilet stop and also slip slop slap in sunny weather too – you might be stuck in the maze for quite some time!
We pay the entry fee at the café, pop on our wristbands and head through the gate to the gardens, ornamental pond and maze. There were some beautiful climbing roses blooming, throughout the year you may see proteas, camellias, hibiscus, natives as well as birds and butterflies.
The tall hedges look the same at every turn, making it very challenging. All paths are wheelchair accessible.
After about 25 minutes of hitting several dead-ends, we made it to the centre, where there is a lookout tower. We had a breather on a bench, then set off to find our way out!
We thought it would be easier to find our way to the exit, but it took just as long. The Maze was lots of fun, but we got so lost we ended up using the emergency exit!
As well as the gigantic main hedge maze, there are a couple of smaller mazes. There’s a mind boggling left hand turn only maze, a tricky colour stepping stone maze,
a rose maze,
and a brick maze that goes around and around a small hill.
The lush gardens are wonderful and beautifully maintained. There’s lots to discover if you follow the pathways – gnomes, some interesting art and statues…
As well as giant chess and giant draughts too.
While you’re there, why not try your hand at mini golf, an extra $8 per person.
There is also a bocce area, hopscotch, coits, giant noughts and crosses, lots of grass to run around and a children’s playground. By the café entrance, there’s sporting equipment, balls, Frisbees etc to borrow for a kick about with the kiddies.
We loved the Maze and wandering around the gardens – it’s a good walk! Amaze’n is a fun day out for all the family.
Address: 9978 Bussell Highway, Margaret River, WA.
Phone: 9758 7439
Disabled Access: Yes, there is disabled parking, ramps and a disabled bathroom.
Distance from Car Parking area: There’s a little walk from the gravel car park to the cafe.
Grandchild Friendly: Yes, perfect for grandkids.
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