Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Tuesday 31st March 2020 - 00:07:48

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Entertainment > Fixed Venues > The Amazing Maze 'n Maize in Marton review

« Premium Hot Chicken Salad reviewPremium Hot Chicken SaladKing Arthur reviewKing Arthur »

Score: 8.8/10  [3 reviews]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 509 - The Amazing Maze 'n Maize in Marton
Location: State Highway 1, Marton

The Amazing Maze 'n Maize in Marton
$5 and up
See Website for details

The Amazing Maze 'n Maize in Marton product reviews

The Amazing Maze 'n Maize is a giant maze cut into a paddock of maize (animal feed corn). The maze is approximately 12 acres, or 6 hectares in size, and will take on average 45 minutes to complete. There are over 8 kms of paths, with bridges in the middle to get your bearings or watch your friends.

Trivia and joke signs are placed throughout the mazes, and visitors can choose to make it a competition or just a walk in the corn.

Amazing Mazes can be found South of Auckland, in the Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Marton, and Martinborough.Opening Day of the season is 26th December.(Martinborough 5th January)

There are many different ways to enjoy our Amazing Maze 'n Maizes. Join Cornelius, our scarecrow and have fun with the family during the day or at night in the moonlight mazes, bringing a work group for team building, a school class for fun and education, or a youth group or social club.

The "Fright Night" mazes are suitable for adults only, and is rated R16. please do not bring under-16's along as refusal to let them enter may cause problems for you.

People can, and do get very scared. You will have a comprehensive briefing from our staff before venturing into the maze. They will then do whatever is within their "rules" to give you a terrifying experience.

Your encounters will seem even worse accompanied by our especially compiled sound track. Yes the rumours are true! We have visitors every night who are unable to wait for the toilet. We look forward to haunting you.

Website: www.maze.co.nz

Other listings you may be interested in:
The Time TravellerThe Time Traveller
Rating: 8.0
Doctor Who - The Complete Third SeriesDoctor Who - The Complete Third Series
Rating: 9.7
Bob the Builder  - Race to the FinishBob the Builder  - Race to the Finish
Rating: 10.0
Prison Break - Season 4Prison Break - Season 4
Rating: 7.3
Charles Darwin and the Tree of LifeCharles Darwin and the Tree of Life
Rating: 9.8
Thomas & Friends: Curious CargoThomas & Friends: Curious Cargo
Rating: 9.3
Guess How Much I Love You: To the Moon and BackGuess How Much I Love You: To the Moon and Back
Rating: 10.0
Angelina Ballerina: Superstar SistersAngelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters
Rating: 10.0
Ripper Street: Season 1Ripper Street: Season 1
Rating: 9.0
The Fall: Season TwoThe Fall: Season Two
Rating: 8.8
David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the VertebratesDavid Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates
Rating: 10.0
HAMLET: The Video Game (The Stage Show)HAMLET: The Video Game (The Stage Show)
Rating: 9.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of wheeled thing

Review by: wheeled thing (David)
Dated: 12th of March, 2005

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.5/10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10

I have been to this location before when they had a previous theme going on, and unfortunately didn't have that great a time. When it was suggested as a place to go on a drive I was going on with friends recently, I felt the memories of getting horribly lost, arguments, and general mayhem come flooding back and was worried that those experiences would be repeated.

Thankfully, I was proved wrong as time went on, and more flags were found and trivia learned (nice touch).

I had a great day, learned quite a lot about egypt and a close shave when the uneven ground successfully tripped up my wheelchair which then deposited me unceremoniously on the ground.

I would gladly go back for more of this kinda fun. But maybe less of the forward rolls.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 22nd of February, 2005

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 9.0/10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10

It was a nice day, not too hot, and there were a group of us out and about for a drive. After heading to Feilding, then to Ashhurst, up to the windfarm, and back to palmy, we were still in the mood to travel and it was only 2pm. One of our crew mentioned the Maze, so into the car we again piled, and off, Marton'wards we went.

After being totally braindead and taking the turnoff to Marton, we had to double back and found the maze without any further hitches... the bridges and towers sprouting from the corn being an easy way to tell we had arrived. Drove in, plenty of parking. Great to see, especially as it was right up by the main office and entrance to all three mazes.

3 adults, one child, we were given a map and off we trooped, into the corn. With one of our number in a wheelchair, we were expecting some limitations to our mobility, and the bridges worried me, however the lovely lady at the front counter had fore-warned us of the bumpier areas, and explained that they had thought about wheelchairs and that there were alternate paths to bypass the bridges without getting us hopelessly lost. Wonderful foresight, most impressive to see.

With the average time set at about an hour in the maze, we were a little behind schedule when we emerged an hour and a half after we entered, but that was pretty good considering the 15 stop while we put our wheelbound comrade back into his chair after a losing encounter with a crack in the sun-baked ground.

The maze itself, great to get lost in (We had to cheat and open the map after about half an hour, when we realised we had been stuck in a complicated dead-end loop for the previous 10 minutes) and the little marker posts scattered throughout had trivia notes stuck to them, making it fun AND educational. Even a Trivial Pursuits junkie like me learned a few things.

Upon our exit, we found ourselves in a lovely recreation and play area, with obvious signs of a kitset outdoor cafe setting all around us. Stacks of chairs and rustic tables were stacked up against the side of the 92.2 XS 3d Maze building, plenty of room to set them up for the bigger crowds and busier days, swingball sets, tug-o-war ropes, even a volleyball court with proper sand bed and net... it was obvious that this place was geared up for the bigger crowds as well as the small family groupings.

Public toilets, a small but well-stocked gift shop and dairy and friendly, helpful staff completed the ensemble, rounding out to a wonderful summer venue which remains open until late March. The 3 mazes are, of course, the day maze (Escape from Egypt is this year's theme), the night maze (CornEvil), and the 3d maze... plus there is also a Haunted House as well... so plenty to do.

Overall, a great day was enjoyed by all, even our 4 year old cohort, who had great fun running ahead of us in the maze and reading off the numbers from the posts, so that we could locate ourselves on the map. The posts were not numbered in order, so you can't cheat by playing connect-the-dots, which added a nice twist. As we drove away, enjoying the evening cool-down, we were all in agreement... a return visit was in order... CornEvil sounds just too much fun to miss!

Click here to read the profile of dnwhakar

Review by: dnwhakar (Danielle)
Dated: 2nd of February, 2005

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.8/10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 9 out of 10
Score 7 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10

I had a five year old, and a seven year old to entertain for the afternoon. After listening to 'I'm bored...' for the 50th time I suggested we go to the "Amazing maze 'n maize". Secretly I had been wanting to go here since it first opened, I just hadn't had the opportunity.

We entered the main ticket office, where an entire wall shelf held toys and treats and souvenirs. We went to pay - $7 for students and $5 for children coming to $24 for all four of us. A family concession is available with 2 adults and up to 3 kids for $25. Maps for the maze are $2 each, this is refunded if the map is returned unopened. We were given a map for free as the 'watcher' lady who keeps an eye on everyone and directs lost people had gone to lunch. Everybody is also given flags, so if you do get really lost, you hold up your flag and somebody will come and get you.

So we began... the maze took us about half an hour to complete. We got lost a few times. The eldest child said the maze was 'boring', but the youngest loved it. When we had finished, the kids went and played with the many outside games which are available - there were hula hoops, limbo, volleyball, and lots more.

I saw two barbeques which were available for people to use - this is a great idea for families who wish to make an afternoon of it. We went inside and bought an icecream each, then we left.

Overall a great experience - I enjoyed it. I might pluck up the courage to visit the CornEvil maze in the near future.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Entertainment'...

Score: 9.3
Product reviews for listing 2234: The Adventures of Merlin -  Type of Show: Fantasy Series

Product image for The Adventures of MerlinNo young man, no matter how great, can know his destiny.

The mythical city of Camelot, in a time before history began. A fanatical realm of legendary beasts and mysterious peoples. A dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon. When Merlin, a young man gifted with extraordinary magical powers, arrives in the kingdom he quickly makes enemies including the heir to Uther's ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Apathy rules! Well, it would, if it could be bothered to try."

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream