Get lost in our mazes - Our largest maze is over 2 meters tall. It is a great challenge and its geometric shape is a delight for photographers. Once you have reach the centre of the maze you have great views from the viewing platform. Our smaller mazes were designed especially for young children, allowing them to wonder through the mazes at their own pace. Parents are able to watch them from the side lines and see the shear delight on their faces that they completed it on their own.
Take a walk along the boardwalk and admire the wetlands - The boardwalk winds through tall native tea-tree to our bird hide and boarders the waters edge throughout the gardens. Our wetlands covers over 15 acres of waterways and lakes and In winter, when in full flood is similar to the everglades of Florida.
Watch the wildlife - The wetlands is home to many species of birds, some on the endangered list, including black ducks, wood ducks, water hens, pelicans, swans, cormorants, herons, egrets, spoon bills, cranes, plovers, and small bird species including finches and willy-wag tails. Long tailed skinks, echidna’s and bush wallaby’s can been seen if you walk quietly along the boardwalk in one of the largest stands of swamp tea-tree left on the peninsula.
Walk with the Butterflies - When you first set out of the tearooms, you will walk down the pathway, which is planted each side with four different varieties of buddleia’s. Buddleia’s are a butterfly attracting plant and when they flower (Christmas to Easter) many butterflies come and visit. This attraction is highly dependable on the weather as it is out in the open. It is not an enclosure.
Relax in the gardens and play outdoor games - The gardens with lush green lawns and large shady trees is the perfect setting for a family picnic and birthday parties. Giant Games are a huge attraction, including chess, draughts (checkers), snakes & ladders, on target, connect four, noughts and crosses and other mind bending puzzles. The games are old favorites with a modern twist, enabling everyone in the family to play.
On weekends and during school holidays, visitors can enjoy the Adventure Zone! Test your skills on the climbing wall, bungy tramps or explore King Lake on the peddle boats.
During the summer school holidays the Adventure Zone features Inflatable, Giant Waterslide and Mushroom Waterslide!
An 18 hole outdoor mini golf course has been added.
Birthdays Parties are very popular at Boneo Maze & Mini Golf. We encourage you to bring a picnic and other party treats and setup in the garden and games area where children are able to run around and play games and only be a short distance away from food and drinks.
Parental guidance is required at all times. No Hourly limit for parties. Bookings are essential. Minimum 14 days notice.
Overall the Maze and Wetlands area has a lot of different activities to keep the kids amused for hours for a reasonable price.
The mini golf course is very good. It is a brilliant idea to have three different holes on each hole of the course (red for beginners, blue for intermediate and black for professional. There are also two different tee-off positions on each hole; one for children and one for adults. This means that adults and kids of different standards can compete against each other on a fair basis. The course has a good degree of challenge with a combination of smooth fairways and greens together with slightly rougher parts on the edge of the course. Most holes have some degree of slope which helps to make the holes interesting. You can also play an unlimited number of holes which means you can play some holes and then come back to it after another activity.
The main maze was a bit confusing because there were a number of wooden gates which were open and we weren't sure whether we should go through them or bypass them. There were a few statues located at various places in the maze but it would be better to have a prize for the kids if they could find certain things in order to keep their interest up. The dead-ends in the maze are also very long and so there is a lot of long back-tracking. Note: If you find an open gate, then close it and don't go through the gate. You reach your destination when you reach the elevated platform.
The boardwalk was nice and cool under the trees and there are a number of wooden cubby houses along the way. There was a bird hide which overlooked a lake but there was only a small number of water birds. We did see a nesting wren close to the boardwalk though.
The boardwalk opens up to a large grassy area with trees for shade. This has activities such as giant chess, large hookey board, giant checkers and lots of puzzles on large concrete slabs e.g. Rooks Maze, Snakes and Ladders, Arrow Maze, Mind Bending Maze, Quoits and 4 in Line. There is also a cute little hedge maze which is great to let the kids loose on. There is a wooden platform overlooking this maze - great for Mum and Dad to lord over the kids and give directions. There is a Cage Maze where you have to crawl through large tunnels to reach the end. In this area there are some shaded tables and also some of the games are in shaded locations. A positive aspect of this area is that many of the games are in multiple locations e.g. there are four giant chess boards. This area also has a beautiful old style carousel.
The Reception building has a nice cafe with indoor and outdoor seating next to the lake and sells drinks and basic food such as pita pizzas, nachos, rolls, wraps and ice-creams. Free water is also provided. The area has books to read and couches as well as tables. There is an area with displays which the kids can touch which has items such as bird nests and a snake skin. There is also the dreaded Gift Shop - escape with your wallet intact if you are very lucky. The staff were very friendly and helpful. When we visited there was a free jumping castle on the veranda.
Make sure you take water with you and go to the toilet before leaving the Administration building because no facilities exist outside.