New hedge maze now open
A new hedge maze opened in Rotorua on January 2010, six months ahead of schedule.
aMAZEme comprises 1.4km of winding hedge-lined pathways designed to challenge any visitor. Transplanted on to the maze site in December, 2007, the hedges have grown to a height of 1.8m faster than expected, allowing the attraction to open early.
Owned and operated by Peer and Alexandra Jensen, aMAZEme aims to provide old fashioned fun for families at an affordable price. Kids will enjoy the chance to pet small animals and explore the aviary and playground. A butterfly house will open in February, and there will be themed night-time horror events such as Friday the 13th and Halloween.
“Visitors will be guaranteed to have an awesome time being scared witless while hopefully finding their way through the maze to find theme-based refreshments at the centre,” Alexandra says.
Everyone can enjoy Mr McGregor’s Garden (named after the garden in Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books), which features raised garden beds full of fruit, berries and vegetables in season. Some of these will be available for purchase.
The new attraction will be at 1335 Paradise Valley Rd, at the northern entrance to Rotorua.