Make getting lost a family adventure at The Maze at Bullsbrook!
Perth’s glorious autumn weather has given us plenty of opportunities to get out and about and enjoy the array of attractions we have on our doorstep. With family visiting from overseas, we took the short drive north through the Swan Valley to The Maze at Bullsbrook with Master B (aged 5) and Little Miss Sunshine (two and a half). This large attraction is also the home of Outback Splash, an extensive water park which is open during the warmer months (approximately September to April).
Outback Splash is only open in the warmer months
Block out a whole day to visit The Maze because even when the water slides are closed there’s heaps to see and do. As the name suggests, this place has a number of different mazes at the centre of its offer. There’s a tyre maze, wooden maze and several hedge mazes each meticulously maintained as part of the attractive park setting. When I tackled it with Master B, I was reassured to find that the biggest hedge maze had secret escape doors in case you start to feel a bit claustrophobic!
We started our visit with mini golf, which is included in your ticket price and located close to the park entrance. There’s also a large garden chess game in this area for slightly older kids.
The outdoor chess is great for slightly older kids
After golf, it was time for coffee - they serve our favourite Yahava which is a bonus! The cafe also offers the usual range of hot and cold food, ice creams and so on.
Moving through the park, you come to some of the animal enclosures next. There’s several types of birds, a very sleepy wombat and a group of half a dozen koalas to see here. Pay a bit extra ($10 if you book in advance) and you can have a close up koala encounter. At the far edge of the park, we found a walk through pen with kangaroos, and there’s emus too.
In the large grassy part of the attraction we found a wide range of good quality playground equipment with plenty of natural shade for sunnier days. Set up your family “camp” and enjoy a picnic while the little ones explore. Our kids were entertained by the giant bouncy pillow for an absolute age - running, rolling and bouncing around with delight!
It was lovely to see that the gardens and grounds are beautifully maintained, and one of the friendly ground staff proudly told us he meticulously cleans the free BBQs daily. We had a super day relaxing in the rural setting and the kids were certainly exhausted by the end of it.
TOP TIP Tickets to The Maze are currently on special offer with a Scoopon deal for $12 (valid until September 2018)
Essential information The Maze Bullsbrook
1635 Neaves Rd, Bullsbrook
Cost: Adult $24.50, Child $16.00
Family ticket - 2 adults & 2 children $72.00
Under 4s FREE
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm during term time, open 7 days a week during school holidays