Perth’s first hedge maze opens this school holidays

Bullsbrook, Western Australia: Perth’s very first hedge maze will open this coming Monday 6 July 2015 – as the winter school holidays kick off. Kids of all ages are invited to be amongst the first to find their way through the giant 1.8 metre high octagon-shaped maze which has 21 dead-ends and covers a total area of 1600 square metres.

The new maze is the latest attraction at The Maze Family Fun Park and is the only hedge maze of its kind in the metropolitan area. It’s taken park manager Phil Dixon and his team six years to grow and carefully prune 1,252 individual plants to form the 690 metres of hedge maze which is now finally ready for its first visitors.

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“The hedges have finally grown and look fantastic. We are so excited about bringing Perth its first hedge maze and this new offering to the local entertainment market,” he said. “The winter holidays are the perfect time to get lost in the maze which is peppered with hiding places and interesting Australian facts and sayings at each dead end.”

“It’s a great day out for families and the kids in particular will love finding their way through the complicated tangle of pathways and learning about our state,” Mr Dixon said. Mr Dixon said the new hedge maze would join the other popular attractions at the park which has been operating in Bullsbrook in the Swan Valley region since 1981.

“We felt we couldn’t have a maze park without a traditional hedge – it’ll be fantastic new experience and a fun challenge for visitors,” Mr Dixon said.

“Most people should be able to complete to maze in approximately 15 minutes, although we’ve thrown in more than 20 dead-ends to try stump challengers as much as possible.”

The new hedge maze joins a family of mazes at the park including a wooden maze and tractor-tyre maze – suitable for all ages and designed to test your problem solving skills In addition to its six life-size mazes, The Maze Family Fun Park includes a giant jumping pillow, mini golf, a big children’s playground and great picnic facilities.

There’s also a friendly collection of koalas, emus, kangaroos and birds for kids to get up close to.

The park is open from 10am to 5pm every day of the school holidays. Admission is $14.50 for children (4-15 years), $20 for students and $23.50 for adults.

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