Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot, dubbed the world’s largest maze complex, is on your way to Cradle Mountain at a little place called Promised Land in Tasmania’s North West. Yes, sounds like something out of an Enid Blyton book, doesn’t it? Well, wait till you see it.

Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot

Tasmazia was declared one of the world’s best 10 family attractions by GoTravel24.com, South Africa’s premier travel company. Aside from the tea rooms’ scrumptious pancakes (oh my goodness)

Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot

and the view out to the lavender fields, it’s easy to get lost in Tasmazia – and I’m not just talking about the mazes.

Princess Ella particularly loved the fact we were taking the usual mazes from her activity books and turning them into a real life experience. And there are plenty to choose from – Hampton Court Maze, Confusion Maze, The Balance Maze,

Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot

Hexagonal Maze, Irish Maze and of course The Great Maze (which we survived, I might add).

The girls were particularly taken with the Village of Lower Crackpot and this little house called Fairy Princess Sam’s Pink Palace:

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

Built just for us, right?

The village was by far the highlight for Ella and Holly, whose imaginations ran wild.

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

Add to that a list of things you have to try and “seek’’ out, like The Three Bear’s Cottage,

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

The Crackpot Correction Centre, Cubby Town (Ella loved the theatre complete with little stage),

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

Humpty Dumpty’s Wall,

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

The House That Isn’t There, Hobbit’s Hole, Signs with Sayings (over a dozen)

Tasmazia and the village of lower crackpot

and even the Kitchen Sink.

You receive a little map on entry, so it’s relatively easy to navigate. There’s also a little gift shop with the most lovely staff, a noodle bar and some development over the hedge with some new little houses being built. Yes, we couldn’t help but sticky beak. The only point would be that it’s a little pricey for larger families, with adults $20 and children $10 each. Bear in mind, you will spend quite a lot of time there though.

While our girls (4 years old and 16 months) were happy to wander through the mazes and discover the village, I can imagine it would be even more ideal for children of reading age who would be able to take over the provided map and dictate the adventure a little. Overall, we highly recommend it if you’re heading to Tassie’s North West and love places with an element of fun – and maybe a little quirkiness thrown in.

What: Tasmazia and the Land of Lower Crackpot

Where: 500 Staverton Road  Promised Land, North West Tasmania

Opening hours: Dec-April 9am-5pm and May-Nov 10am-4pm.

Cost: Adults (16+) $20, children (4-15) $10, Seniors (valid card) $18 and tots (3 and under) free.

Are you into mazes? Does your area have a place that fuels children’s imaginations?

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DISCLAIMER: We receive complementary tickets to experience Tasmazia. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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6 Responses to My Tasmanian Backyard: Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot

  1. Melissa says:

    Can you believe I have never been there? But it on my list. My kids would love it. Great photos – thansk for sharing.

    • Kel says:

      They certainly would love it, Melissa. It’s such a hidden gem. We’ve been a couple of times now, but it’s the first time Ella’s been old enough to fully appreciate it.
      And I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t been to KI yet! 😉

  2. Caz says:

    That looks very much like the kind of place I love to take my girls. Whimsical and fun. Lower Crackpot – love it. We missed that on our Tassie holiday – but it was pre-kids. Might have plan a return trip some year soon.
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    • Kel says:

      Whimsical is so the word I should have used, Caz. I was writing this one far too late at night for my brain to be functioning properly. I have so much more I could have said about it – the backdrop being the magnificient Mt Roland, the big map outside that gives you a hint to what’s inside and … I could go on… 🙂
      Your girls would fall in love with the place!

  3. Lisa Wood says:

    That sure looks like so much fun! love going to the sunshine coast maze – havent been there in years!
    I love Humpty Dumpty – too cute 🙂

    Cheers
    Lisa
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    • Kel says:

      I know, Lisa. How clever are they. As you walk throughout it, you’re constantly giggling at the signs that have through it and things like Humpty Dumpty. The beauty of it is kids get a laugh out of it, but so do the adults.
      Your balls would have a ball, Lisa.

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