Welcome to Mintaro Maze

Mintaro Maze was designed by Michael Morris, with the original plan on paper being altered due to the design not fitting on the odd shaped block! So the maze took it shape as he went pegging it out by eye and using his imagination with help of his son Tyson.

Mintaro Maze is planted on land that was originally used to impound bullock traffic back in the 1800’s, bullock teams travelling between Burra and Port Wakefield would stop in Mintaro to rest; Stock-man would impound their animals and make their way to the local pub, the Magpie & Stump.

When planting the maze many old beer bottles and horse shoes, pieces of plates and cups where dug up, being a reminder of years gone by.

About

Mintaro Maze was planted by the Morris Family in 1995 on a cold rainy Autumn day, Michael, Sharon, Jacinta and Tyson along with a group of willing friends started to hand plant over 800 Castlewelland Gold Conifers.

The maze was watered for the first three years, the fourth year it was not watered so the trees could start establishing independence. The maze has only been watered by rainfall since the year 2000.

The maze has been open to the public since 28th October 2000, it has survived two droughts and vandalism in 2018. Today, the maze has lost a small percentage of its living conifers which has been replaced with slate walls and more recently a section of metal sheet art work by Exact Cut.

The Morris Family continues to add and update the Maze continuously, please follow us on Facebook and check in with the website for updates.

Gift Shop & Cafe

Here at the Maze Gift Shop, we have a huge range of puzzles, quirky gifts, greeting cards, jewellery, home wares and aromatherapy products such as Body Quintessences.

Whether you are looking for a gift of a loved one, searching for that perfect stocking filler or simply want a treat for yourself, you will be sure to find something in our wonderful Gift Shop.

Even if the maze is not for you, you’re more then welcome to pop by and enjoy a coffee from the cafe and treat yourself to our extended range of lovingly homemade cakes, muffins, slices and scones.

Details

Admission

Adults: $15

Children: $8

Ask us about discounts available for Group bookings.

Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 4PM

SA Public Holidays: 10AM – 4PM

SA School Holidays: 10AM – 4PM

February: Closed

Christmas & Boxing Day: Closed

New Years Day: Closed

Extreme weather days: Closed – contact us or check our social media for updates.

Contact us regarding opening for group bookings.

Events

The Mintaro Maze has a various events through the year! Check out our current events below and pre-book today!

Father’s Day Challenge

04 September 2022 Puzzle Dad this Father’s Day at Mintaro Maze. Try your hand at solving a series of puzzles for your chance to win a prize.

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us on Easter Long weekend for our annual BUNNY HUNT! Spot all of the bunnies hidden throughout the Maze and Maze garden to receive you Easter egg prize!. Visit our Facebook page for any updates or more details.