maze house, daylesford

What a gem of a place! Mamma has fallen in LOVE (yes, again, I know)!  Maze House has only been open since 2016 but it feels like it's been around for decades.  The grounds are stunning, with an apple orchard, grassy areas to play, rose & veggie gardens, beautiful sheds, chook pen and of course - THAT hedge maze.  

The lush maze is 25 years old and so thick and lovely, Mamma hasn't seen one this well kept before. It's not too large so the little ones actually can't get too lost, but plenty of dead ends and a lovely centre where you can sit down and rest.

The carnival games are beautifully kitsch and old school - with an old bowling alley, fuss ball, shoot the target (with a tennis ball), giant connect 4, wind up horse race, and plenty of toys and cricket equipment to make you want to stay ALL day. Behind the sheds is an old caravan where all the soft teddies live and are always ready for a play.  

Chill out under the dappled light of the grapevine at the cafe or the under the trees in the garden and have some sandwiches or salad and a lime spider.

This place is truly magical and one that Mamma will be back visiting again soon.

Mamma's special mention: Love lovely gardens like this?  You must visit Lavandula Lavender Farm. not too far away from here!


the nitty gritty

Open weekends and school holidays 10-5. 
Cost:  Children 0-3 free
Other children, concession card holders $10  - Adults $12

Cafe serving lunch/drinks/cakes/sweets

**Maze House is closed on extreme weather days and this will be posted on their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page.

**Some of the paths in the maze are narrow and many pushers, prams and wheelchairs have difficulty negotiating them. However they have small pushers available free of charge. Other parts of the garden and cafe have wheelchair access. 

3155 Midland Hwy Newlyn North