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Sunshine Coast’s Amaze World revives famous windmill in latest stage of transformation

Tens of thousands of Australians who visited the former Bellingham Maze (now Amaze World) on the Sunshine Coast in the 1990s and 2000s would remember the large Dutch windmill that stood prominently overlooking the hedge maze complex.

Times changed, and Bellingham Maze’s windmill stopped turning. It was in desperate need of revitalisation when Adam and Robyn Cheshire bought the property and began a multi-million dollar transformation of the park into Amaze World, which was unveiled in 2022 after the first stage of a five-year renaissance program.

And what an A-maze-ing transformation it has been, culminating in the re-launch of the 13-metre-high Dutch windmill. With its completion, those driving along Tanawha Tourist Drive will once again be able to marvel at the sight of the majestic windmill with its spinning blades and new vibrant nighttime lighting.

Kids Running in the Giant Hedge Maze at Amaze World Sunshine Coast Formerly Bellingham Maze

Kids running in the giant hedge maze at Amaze World, Sunshine Coast

The windmill renovation project was part of a larger investment in modernising and expanding Amaze World, which has included new mazes, puzzles, playgrounds, mini-golf, and augmented reality experiences inside the venue, along with enhanced dining and group facilities.

“We are thrilled to unveil the rejuvenated windmill to our visitors,” said Adam Cheshire, owner of the award-winning Amaze World. “It’s not just a renovation; it’s a celebration of history and community. This iconic structure holds a special place in the hearts of Sunshine Coast locals and tourists alike, and we’re delighted to breathe new life into it.“

Augmented Reality Dragon at Amaze World Sunshine Coast

Be a-maze-d at the augmented reality experiences at Amaze World Sunshine Coast

Robyn Cheshire, owner of Amaze World, added, “The windmill has always been a symbol of adventure and discovery for those travelling through the Sunshine Coast. We’re excited to welcome both new and returning guests to experience the magic of Amaze World and its iconic windmill.“


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After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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