Enchanted Adventure Garden
With both active and educational activities, all members of the family can have a good time at the Enchanted Adventure Garden. For a more relaxed experience, check out the enchanted sculptures, admire the views from the viewing platform, and try not to get lost in the maze. To test yourself physically, try out the obstacle courses high in the treetops. There are also special facilities for younger kids, such as a children’s maze and tree surfing course, so everyone can have fun. Most travelers visit the Enchanted Adventure Garden independently, as this allows them to spend as much time here as they like.
Things to know before you go
- At least three hours is required to experience the attractions properly, preferably longer.
- General admission, tree surfing and ziplining tickets are sold separately, although tree surfing and ziplining tickets include access to the general admission facilities.
- Parts of the park are wheelchair-accessible, although assistance may be required.
- As this is an outdoor park, bring sunscreen and a raincoat, depending on the weather.
- You’ll need to book a time slot to go tree surfing, and these fill up quickly during holiday periods.
- Wear closed shoes and pants (not skirts or dresses) for tree surfing and ziplining.
- There’s an on-site café, or you can bring a picnic.
How to get there
Enchanted Adventure Garden is about an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Take the Eastlink out of Melbourne and follow the signs to the Mornington Peninsula, and take the exit to Arthurs Seat and onto Purves Road. Public transportation options require a few changes and taxis can be difficult to get in the area, so self-driving is recommended.
When to get there
Enchanted Adventure Garden is open every day of the year, except on Christmas. They operate different summer, winter, and school holiday hours. Although they’re open longer, it’s recommended that you arrive by mid-afternoon to be able to make the most of the facilities.
Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
If you were enchanted by the hedge mazes at the Enchanted Adventure Garden, check out more mazes at Ashcombe, also on the Mornington Peninsula. The 25 acre (10 hectare) gardens feature Australia’s oldest hedge maze, a circular rose maze, and a flowering lavender labyrinth, in bloom year-round.