Boneo Maze – Sand Sculpting Australia

Sand Sculpting Australia gets a sprinkle of pixie dust this summer! FINGAL: Let your dreams take flights as the classic story of Peter Pan, the boy who can fly transforms into a magical summer sand sculpture exhibition on the Mornington Peninsula from 15th December, 2018. Everybody’s childhood favourite Peter Pan will be swapping pixie dust for sculpture sand and soaring to new heights through this magical tourist attraction at Boneo Maze. As the new home of Sand Sculpting Australia on the Mornington Peninsula, Boneo Maze will transform the story of Peter Pan into incredible sand sculptures, set in 27 acres of lush gardens and wetlands. Created by international artists, the four metre high sand sculptures of Peter Pan will be flanked by storybook companions Captain Hook and Mr Smee, the Lost Boys of Never-Never Land, Tinkerbell, Indians and Mermaids and the tick-tock crocodile. Boneo Maze is the perfect backdrop for visitors to follow the second star to the right to magical Never-Never Land, with secret hideouts, swashbuckling adventures and feisty fairies bringing this Peter Pan’s classic story to life in the meandering 27 acres of gardens and wetlands of Boneo Maze. Boneo Maze Event Director Evie Wittingslow said “There’s something truly magical about seeing these characters we have grown up with come to life as giant sand sculptures. Everyone loves the story of the boy who could fly and doesn’t grow up, and it’s fitting that we’re welcoming Peter Pan and his friends into our enchanting gardens here at Boneo Maze.” Ms Wittinglsow added that since 2004, Sand Sculpting Australia has presented 19 major sand sculpting events across Australia, which have been enjoyed by over 2.2 million people. Its new home at Boneo Maze will enhance the Mornington Peninsula region’s tourism experiences. Fifteen award-winning international and Australian sand sculptors will intricately carve over 3, 500 tonnes of sand into sand artworks along the wetlands and garden pathways of Boneo Maze. Sand sculptor Joris Kivits from the Netherlands estimates it will take 5, 000 man hours to create the artworks. The team will then use bonding and loam to strengthen the sculptures and specialist carving tools to detail the works. Visitors will also enjoy exploring the hedge mazes, giant chess and outdoor games, wetland and boardwalk trails, jumping castle, Kids Zone with sand play activities and Adventure Zone with Bungy Trampoline, Rock Climbing Wall, kids train and vintage carousel. Sand Sculpting Australia at Boneo Maze will open from December 15th and run though until 28th January 2019. Friday night Big Kids Can Play wine and dine packages also available. Fast Facts and Figures: Peter Pan, the Sand Sculpture Exhibition 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into 12 feature sand sculptures with numerous supporting character sculptures Where: Boneo Maze, 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal 3939 VIC Melways reference: 133 K10 Dates and Times Official opening – Saturday 15 December 2018. Official closing – 28 January, 2019 Closed Christmas Day Opening hours Commences10am – 5pm, Dec 15th 2018. Closed Christmas Day then runs daily 10am – 6pm until 28th January 2019 Ticket prices Adults $15 Senior / Concession $12 Children (3-17 yrs) $10 Children U2 FOC Kids Activity Pass (includes Sand Sculpting activities) $18 *Group Booking (20+ price on Application) Entry prices cover all-day entry into the Sand Sculpting exhibition and sand play pit, 27 acres of lush gardens, hedge mazes, giant chess, jumping castle, outdoor games and puzzles, wetlands, bird-hide and boardwalk paths. *To receive the group booking rate you must pre-book. Group bookings can be made by phoning Tel 03 5988 6385 or Additional fee-paying activities Adventure Zone – Bungy Trampoline and Rock Climbing Wall $5 per ride, Train $3, Carousel $3, Pedal boat $8 (Pedal boats only with Sand Sculpting entry) and 1 game of mini golf for $10 Kids Zone – $18 per child for Sand Play Pit, craft activity tent, face painting and includes entry ticket to Sand Sculpting Big Kids Can Play Wine and Dine packages – Friday nights from $20pp for Sand Sculpture exhibition entry and a glass of wine / beer in the gardens.  

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