2003 saw the beginnings of the dream for the High Country Maze situated in the magnificent High Country region of Victoria.
Tracey and Dean Shipley love mazes for kids having visited Victoria's best with their family, so they decided that they had to produce one of their own.
Since then they have transformed a 6 acre bare block into a maze of beautiful walled gardens.
Dean and Tracey both love gardening and their incredible and driven passion now is mirrored through their maze on the outskirts of beautiful Mansfield, in 'The Man from Snowy River' country.
Aerial Shot Of The High Country Maze In Country Victoria
Here is a selection of photos that shows the whole family at work
building what now can only be described as being one of Victoria's best
mazes for kids to thoroughly enjoy.
To quote Tracey ...
“My husband Dean and I have taken a bare paddock and turned it into what you see today (with no outside help) with the idea of having a place for the whole family to enjoy, the response we have had so far from the public has been great, so I think we have succeeded in creating something that will make family memories.”
15 minutes from Mansfield, turn right off the Mt Buller Road into
Jamieson Woods Point Road then turn right at Piries-Goughs Bay Road - They
are 6.78 kms on the right hand side...
Click through on 'more options' on the Google map below and enter your starting point for directions on how to find the maze.
There are 2 Mazes for kids with the main maze incorporating a Gnome Hunt. Thoroughly engaging for the kids and the 'young at heart'.
If all the gnomes happen to be found then there is a surprise at the end of the adventure.
Both parents and children get to enjoy and share this fun experience together.
'Gone Fishing' At The High Country Maze
The second maze is layed out especially for the children and as Tracey says, "not one to get lost in".
Photo boards, pixies and large featured topariaries are scattered throughout the gardens and there are plenty of places to set down a picnic.
Beautiful perfumed roses have been lovingly planted, numbering well over 200 now.
There is a Cafe Bar offering fresh roasted coffee and a selection of teas, milk shakes, ice creams and a variety of cold drinks as refreshments...
The High Country Maze Gnome Hunt
Clever clipping results in topiary sculptures that will thrill the children, amaze the adults and leave lasting memories.
Let the children's imaginations come alive as they invent magical games and mystical stories of enchanted forests.
The Maze for kids also specialises in Kids Parties, Birthday celebrations and special occasions of all kinds including christmas fun!
High Country Maze Hedge Sculptures
And Mother Earth grows beautifully tended by careful green thumbs. Here she lies at first planting and the second shot fully dressed with natures blooms.
How clever is that!
High Country Maze Garden Sculpture - Mother Earth
Mother Earth Growing In Mansfield's High Country Maze
Feature gardens, including the High Country Maze's beautiful heart shaped hedge, provide the perfect photo opportunity for any special occassion.
High Country Maze Mansfield - Garden Tranquility
High Country Maze & Gardens is a stunning location for wedding services & photos.
"To Quote Tracey:
We have now had 2 weddings at the Maze both with the service held in the large open garden room.
The guests then utilised the grounds to explore and the outdoor games room was set up with large checker, bocce & croquet and drinks and canapés where served.
The bride and groom then had their photos taken throughout the gardens and the guests where well entertained after which they then moved on to the marquee set up on the grounds to enjoy the evening together."
Wedding Celebrations - High Country Maze In Mansfield
For more information or to contact Tracey or Dean directly regarding group bookings, parties or other celebrations follow the link to the official website for The High Country Maze.
One of Melbourne's easy mazes out in the beautiful countryside of the Yarra Valley.
High up on top of Mount Dandenong overlooking the city of Melbourne
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