Boneo Maze - Melbourne - Review

A few weeks ago, Kate and her little ones headed to Boneo Maze to have a day out down the Peninsula.  They explored through the different mazes and enjoyed a few games of mini golf - who wouldn't! Make the most of this June long weekend and head to Winterglow at Boneo Maze and enjoy workshops, entertainment and family fun. More info below. Thanks Kate for the great review. To follow Kate and her little ones, head to their Insta @kateflatman. x catherine

If you are looking for a place to take your family for a whole day of fun, look no further than Boneo Maze!  

Just one hour from Melbourne on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, Boneo Maze is home to stunning native wildlife, boardwalks, mazes, outdoor games and cafe.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

With a sneak peek as soon as you pull up into the car park, it was hard for the poppets to resist beginning our visit at the professionally designed 18-hole mini golf course.  This was the perfect course for them to play their first ever game of mini golf with little ones teeing off on red markers (closer to the hole) and adults playing off the blue.  Be sure to wave to the fluffy white lambs in the paddock next door!

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

The path leading down to the hedge maze gives a sensational view over the waterways and we took great delight in trying to find our way to the centre of the maze and up to the viewing platform - finding our way out again proved to be just as difficult!  Past the maze entrance, you begin your stroll along the 1.5km boardwalk. winding through the native trees and wetlands. Look out for birds nests, frogs, water hens and giant animal lanterns.*

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

At the end of the boardwalk you will find yourself in the games garden with giant chess, checkers and connect four as well as plenty of space for a BYO picnic.  Here you will also discover the fully operational vintage carousel (circa 1864) which operates at specific times on the weekend and during the school holidays.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

Back at the entrance you will find The Lakeside Cafe serving seasonal, homemade meals and snacks which you can enjoy inside next to the open fire or outside on the deck overlooking the wetlands. On weekends you will also find a super cute frog jumping castle next to the cafe, perfect for little ones to jump about while you have a coffee or glass of wine.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

On the other side of the lake you will find the adventure zone with rock climbing wall, trampolines, bungee and quad tramps and pedal boats. This area is currently closed for the winter season but will reopen Saturdays and Sundays in September and then everyday during the school holidays thereafter.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

*See the stunning lanterns come to life this Sunday 10th June for the long weekend, at the annual Winter Glow Festival.  Rug up in your winter woolies and experience Boneo Maze after dark. Enjoy light installations, luminous fireflies, fire show, movie tent, face painting, neon photo booth, neon lantern workshops, light sculptures, music and local food and wine.  Book tickets online to avoid missing out. 

winterglow-Facebook-ad-1200x628-with-text.jpg

Our tips:

  • Boneo Maze is located at 695 Limestone Road in Fingal around 1 hour from Melbourne CBD.
  • The Maze is open daily from 10 am to 5pm. Closed on Christmas Day and in extreme conditions.
  • Admission is $18 per adult, $15 per child and $16 per senior.  Adventure rides on weekends are not included in the ticket price.
  • The Maze is pram and wheelchair friendly.
For more information on Boneo Maze, head to their website.

Busy City Kids were invited to the Boneo Maze for the purposes of a review. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Travel, food and fee paying activities were self funded. 

For more ideas of what to do with the kids in Melbourne, checkout our Website, our Daily Spots ListCBD Spots or Blog.