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Mornington’s Enchanted Adventure Garden & Tree Surfing

28 Jul

The Enchanted Maze Garden – quite a catchy name, which can draw different kinds of reaction, don’t you think?

Running out of places to go to in the Mornington Peninsula, my husband and I decided to give it a try when my Pops and aunt visited us in Melbourne a few months back. We’ve been to the Ashcombe gardens and frankly, that is not worth going back to.

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Once inside, we were greeted with a very nice view of several mini-gardens.

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To our right was a tall hedge maze, similar to the Ashcombe maze.

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I was about to ditch this area as I was disappointed with the one in Ashcombe, but then I read the sign below and thought that the ‘hunt’ challenge was quite interesting and so we gave it a go.

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The concept of having an actual goal while going around the maze apart from just the usual aim of just being able to go out was actually quite good. It removes the ‘fear of not being able to go out’ factor as you are focused on finding something. So were we able to find all five buddhas? Not quite 😛 But we were able to find four though –

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Moving on from the hedge maze, we then went around and had a look at the mini-gardens within this big garden. Each has its own theme. My favourite among them is the Marble Garden –

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Not too impressed by the next feature below but I guess the kids might find it interesting –

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Here are a few more photos of areas I found worth sharing –

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I think what sets this attraction apart from the others is that it does not only provide you with beautiful scenery where you can stroll about, but it is a good venue for the entire family as there are a lot of activity areas.

The tire play area below is just one of the many play grounds here –

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The tube slide is a fun play area for kids and adults alike –

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I had to sit this one out to accompany my dad and aunt (oh yes, I seem to get along well with the ageing clique now, as my back has still not fully healed 😦 ) but my husband enjoyed the downhill ride –

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And for the kids who are not faint hearted, there’s the tree top surfing area –

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So how does this garden live up to its ‘enchanted’ theme? Well, it appears that the trees in the area have its own character..

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What was most striking to me, though, was this wood carving that looked like the real thing —

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We actually had to stare for more than a few seconds just to make sure that the winged creature did not move along the branches 😛

To cap off the afternoon, we checked out the 3D indoor maze, which gave us a very unique, modern experience.

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The view indoor was all in 3D of course, so it was almost an impossible task to take a decent photo. Here’s my most ‘passable’ shot of what’s inside (you have to really hand it to me for trying 😉 )-

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Among the many attractions in Mornington Peninsula, I think this is one go-to destination a family can’t pass up. Good value for good fun for the entire family.

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