MUST VISIT: The Magic Manor

I have just returned from what is, without a doubt, the BEST permanent magic attraction in Australia. In fact, it ranks right up there with the very best in the world.

MAGIC MANOR is located in the A MAZE’N’THINGS complex on Phillip Island, about 90 minutes drive from Melbourne and an absolute must-see for magic fans of all ages.

Check out the video below for a tiny taste of what’s in store for you when you enter this realm of fantasy.


From the moment you cross through the underground waterfall and consult the Magic Genie, the effects and magic paraphernalia are of a standard you’d expect at Disneyland or Universal Studios. But there’s no rush to move you though.. it’s an interactive, immersive experience you can spend as long as you like exploring. And if you need more time – there’s a fully functional Time Machine that will definitely help you out in that regard!

One of the reasons the Magic Manor is so good is the advice and consultation they received from the late Doug Tremlett. Doug’s legendary brain came up with some astonishing visual illusions inside the Manor that you will perform yourself… and still have no idea how you did it.

Without spoiling the surprises, because there are literally dozens and dozens of them, you’ll make you’re own arm vanish, see your reflection disappear in an instant, explore the dark side of magic in a genuinely scary trail, and travel at astonishing speed on the Conjurer’s Express.

You can even dress up and perform your own Grand Illusion and keep the video to show all your friends just how amazing you really are!

During the school holidays there will be performances by Dazzling Dan in the Doug Tremlett Theatre – and there is a huge range of magic tricks and sets to buy in the gift shop.


A MAZE’N’THINGS has so many other fun things to do as well. From the massive three dimensional outdoor maze that was one of its first attractions, to the incredible array of puzzles and visual illusions (including a stunning mirror maze, an Ames Room, a rotating bridge, a terrifying drop slide, and a whole massive room of unique interactive puzzles and challenges), to the cafe (filled with even more puzzles), the outdoor 19 hole maxi mini golf course (one of the best I’ve ever seen), the new Skytrail high ropes course, and there’s even a holiday park as well!

Take a look at the video below and start planning your next family holiday or just jump in the car and drive down there today – it’s absolutely amazing!

Tim Ellis

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