at Te Ngae Park
Adventure in Rotorua
Adventure Photos of Rotorua
away off the main road east into/out of Rotorua is a fun place that
should give computer-age kids (and yourselves) something a bit different
in the way of entertainment.
at Te Ngae Park, about three kilometres past Rotorua Airport, and
is a huge wooden 3D Maze made up of 57,000 metres of wood.
walls are too high to peek over - even for tall folk - but to save
those fearful of enclosed spaces from the terrors you can actually
scoot through gaps at the bottom of the planks. Mind you, that would
be cheating and ruins the fun of the labyrinth.
aim is to go in one of four entrances, make your way around either
an easy or tough course and get to each of four coloured mini towers.
They are blue, red, yellow and green.
you say, this will be easy … but, believe me, even the brightest
of folk will make more than a couple of wrong turns and end up in
the rules say that once you've made your way to all four corners
you have to get out by using the same entrance you went into the
posse of kids had a ball running around blaming us every time they
hit a walled end and the good lady and myself had to rescue them
from confusion on a couple of occasions.
3D Maze is good like that as you can reassert all-knowing authority
over seven to nine-year-olds by showing you are better at it than
you want to visit the 3D Maze then you need to keep an eye out for
the road signs, particularly if you are coming in from the east
signs to the maze are only on the opposite side of the road due
to officialdom and if you get to Rotorua Airport you've gone too
the bureaucrats have ruled signs to the 3D Maze can't be made too
obvious because officials fear they could distract drivers. Mind
you, for a fee of $5000 the owners have been offered billboards
3D Maze is very reasonably priced and for three kids and two adults
we only forked out $24.
a tourist town - that's almost free!