A day packed full of adventure and fun at the Enchanted Maze
While staying at Kanasta Caravan Park, we chose to visit the Enchanted Maze located 20 minutes away in Arthurs Seat. We pre purchased the tickets from the front desk to receive a discount for general entry.
Grand Tree Surfing
We booked online to do the Grand Tree Surfing and Zip Line a few days before as you need to book certain times and because it is so popular, times book out really quickly, especially over public holidays.
TIP: We choose the 10am time slot which was a good time but next time I would even go earlier as the Enchanted Maze fills up fast.
The lovely staff prepared the girls for the courses and gave a good 10 minute safety briefing before they set off.
As a parent with younger taller children, I would recommend you join your children on the course. Why?
- You feel pretty helpless when you are on the ground and they get stuck and can not turn back.
- It is a lot of fun, very challenging and keeps you young!
- A lot of parents were braving the courses and it is a lot of laughs as you all spur each other on to get through the obstacles.
- The restrictions are you must be over 135cm and under 120kg.
The equipment can be a bit tricky to get the hang of but by the end you feel like a bit of a professional clipping the carabiner on and off each obstacle (50 in total across the 5 courses).
Milla and I worked together as a team while Hannah and my oldest Sascha sped through the 5 courses including the bonus rock climbing wall at the end.
The kind and friendly staff informed my younger more cautious daughter (who did not want to do it after completing course one) that she had completed the hardest course (number three) and that four and five are a lot easier. That really made her day, thank you lovely staff!
We were really proud of ourselves completing the three courses and we are looking forward to trying the last two courses when we return. The overall best part of the Tree Surfing was sharing it with my kids and their friends. We can not wait to do it again.
Note: upon reflection of this blog (some 2 years later), we are proud to say we have completed all courses!
- Pack a picnic. We saw visitors take mini BBQs.
- You can stay there all day and enjoy the gardens.
- Definitely book online before you go.
- Try the Zip Line. You can book this online too. The time will be different to theTree Surfing so check your ticket.
- The Zip line goes over the entire Park.
- There is another section of the Park that includes a fun mirror maze and a 3D scary Maze.
- You can take off your 3D glasses if it gets too scary. Watch for the loud bang at the end. You can ask the staff to turn it off.
- For Vegetarians such as myself, there is a salad sandwich and chips available.
- I will be sure to check about Vegan options next time.
- The bonus again is you can bring your own food and they encourage it.
- There is lollie heaven at the restaurant. A cup is 5 dollars and kids can fill it to the brim.
- Move your legs when approaching the end of the Zip Lines on the courses and over the park – this does work on each course of the Tree Surfing.
- They have soft mulch for you to land on and I did notice a massive improvement when I “ran in the air” towards the end.
- Kanasta Caravan Park sells the general entry tickets a bit cheaper.
- Call the park to find out more on 03 5985 2638.
The girls raced over to the Tube Slides straight after Tree Surfing.
- The best one according to 10 year olds is “slide 3”.
- Upon a most recent visit (end of 2019), more slides are being created – yay!
- The slides keeps you fit maybe have the lollies first then hit the slides 🙂
- There are a lot of hills and walking at the Enchanted Maze so preserve your energy for the day and maybe do the slides last.
More photos to come…