There’s never been a better time to visit Boneo Maze — the new home of Sand Sculpting Australia on the Peninsula — with the summer opening of Peter Pan. The classic tale of the little boy who never grew up has been reimagined in 3500 tonnes of sand by 15 award-winning Australian and international sand sculptors along the wetlands and garden pathways of Boneo Maze.
With several sculptures standing up to 4m high, Peter Pan is flanked by Captain Hook and Mr Smee, the Lost Boys of Neverland, Tinkerbell, Indians, mermaids and the tick-tock crocodile, with secret hideouts, swashbuckling adventures and feisty fairies bringing this children’s favourite to life. One of the sculptors, Joris Kivits from the Netherlands, estimated it took 5000 hours to create the artworks.
The move to Boneo Maze is a return home to the southern Peninsula for Sand Sculpting Australia, which was launched in Rye 11 years ago by the Wittingslow family. Since 2004, Sand Sculpting Australia has gone on to present 19 major sand sculpting events enjoyed by more than 2.2 million people across Australia.
“There’s something truly magical about seeing these characters we have grown up with come to life in giant sand sculptures before our eyes,” said Boneo Maze events director Evie Wittingslow. “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.”
Sand Sculpting Australia at Boneo Maze is now open daily from 10am-6pm until Monday, January 28 (closed Christmas Day). For ticket prices and more information, visit sandsculpting.com.au or phone 5988 6385.
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