Sand Sculpting Australia gets a sprinkle of pixie dust this summer

SSA Peter Pan AARLet your dreams take flights as the classic story of Peter Pan, the boy who can fly, transforms into a magical sand sculpture exhibition at the Boneo Maze on the Mornington Peninsula this Summer until 28 January 2019.

Everybody’s childhood favourite Peter Pan will be swapping pixie dust for sculpture sand and soaring to new heights through this magical tourist attraction at Boneo Maze. As the new home of Sand Sculpting Australia, Boneo Maze will transform the story of Peter Pan into incredible sand sculptures, set in 27 acres of lush gardens and wetlands.

Created by international artists, the four metre high sand sculptures of Peter Pan will be flanked by storybook companions Captain Hook and Mr Smee, the Lost Boys of Never-Never Land, Tinkerbell, Indians and Mermaids and the tick-tock crocodile.

Boneo Maze is the perfect backdrop for visitors to follow the second star to the right to magical Never-Never Land, with secret hideouts, swashbuckling adventures and feisty fairies bringing this Peter Pan’s classic story to life in the meandering 27 acres of gardens and wetlands of Boneo Maze

“There’s something truly magical about seeing these characters we have grown up with come to life as giant sand sculptures,” said Boneo Maze Event 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.”

Ms Wittingslow added that since 2004, Sand Sculpting Australia has presented 19 major sand sculpting events across Australia, which have been enjoyed by over 2.2 million people. Its new home at Boneo Maze will enhance the Mornington Peninsula region’s tourism experiences.

Fifteen award-winning international and Australian sand sculptors will intricately carve over 3,500 tonnes of sand into artworks along the wetlands and garden pathways of Boneo Maze. Sand sculptor Joris Kivits from the Netherlands estimated it took approximately 5,000 man hours to create the artworks. The team use bonding and loam to strengthen the sculptures and specialist carving tools to detail the works.

Visitors will also enjoy exploring the hedge mazes, giant chess and outdoor games, wetland and boardwalk trails, jumping castle, Kids Zone with sand play activities, and Adventure Zone with bungee trampoline, rock climbing wall, kids train and vintage carousel.

Sand Sculpting Australia at Boneo Maze runs until 28 January 2019. For more information, visit: www.sandsculpting.com.au for details.

Image: One of the many characters on display at Boneo Maze – courtesy of Sand Sculpting Australia

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