Charming (and Confusing) Mazes You Must Visit

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Get lost in some of the best destinations around the world...

Amaze’n Margaret River, Western Australia

Just four kilometres south of Western Australia’s world-renowned wine town, this maze, made up of 2000 Leightons Green plants and 1.5 kilometres of trails, offers an alcohol-free way to feel disoriented and giddy.

9978 Bussell Highway

Parc del Laberint d’Horta, Barcelona

Take a break from losing yourself in the winding, narrow streets of the Ciudad Vieja and try your luck among 750 metres of perfectly trimmed cyprus trees in this beautiful suburban park.

Dole Plantation Pineapple Garden Maze, Oahu, Hawaii

This maze is just so much awesome – apart from being the world’s largest AND being in Hawaii, it incorporates a giant pineapple shape and offers a prize to finishers who can match or beat the fastest recorded completion times. 

64-1550 Kamehameha Highway 

Ripleys Mirror Maze, San Francisco

Made up of 100 mirrors and embellished with flashing lights, this is so challenging (even frustrating) that they need to send in search parties every 30 minutes. Mirror mazes are a fixture at many Ripleys locations around the world, including London and Panama City Beach Florida.

175 Jefferson Street

Hampton Court Maze, London

Originally planted around the year 1700, this is the oldest surviving maze in the United Kingdom and one of the most famous – and challenging – garden mazes in the world.

East Molesey, Surrey

Drielanden Labyrinth, The Netherlands

Not only is this Europe’s largest outdoor shrub maze – it also straddles the borders where Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands all meet. Get to the centre (it should take 30-60 minutes) for a prime view looking over the three countries.

Viergrenzenweg 97

Ashcombe Hedge Maze, Mornington Peninsula

Planted more than 40 years ago, this is Australia’s oldest and largest hedge maze. Add to the challenge by participating in The Great Gnome Hunt and record the locations of Mazey Mike and his other elf and fairy friends hidden around the paths.

13-15 Shoreham Road, Shoreham, Victoria

Tasmazia, Tasmania

With eight separate mazes on its grounds this claims to be the world’s largest maze complex. Highlights include an exact replica of London’s Hampton Court Maze (down to the last hedge), and a fairy tale-themed maze for little ones that incorporates a miniature town designed by a local artist.

500 Staverton Road, Promised Land 

Richardson Adventure Farm, Illinois, USA

This is the world’s largest corn maze and it is mowed out into a new and very elaborate challenge each year. Examples include a Star Spangled Banner tribute, featuring impressive renditions of battleships, soldiers and an American flag (2014) and an incredibly detailed tribute to the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks (2015 – they take their ice hockey very seriously). Reminder: this is all constructed to a maze, in a giant corn field. Viewing their aerial photos are a must.

909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove

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