Boneo Discovery Park

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Boneo Discovery Park

Boneo Discovery Park
3.5
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ART, NATURE AND PLAY on the Mornington Peninsula Boneo Discovery Park is located just 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Boneo Discovery Park is 27 acres of wetlands and gardens with mini golf, rides, giant games and world class sand sculpting exhibition. With a calendar of popular events such as NYE, Autumn Fest, WinterGlow and annual Sand Sculpting exhibition.
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Brock M
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
Golf & Maze are always a hit
Lovely, friendly set up, families should visit when in the area. A stones throw from the RACV resort.

The Mini Golf course and Maze will fill in a few hours, with ample opportunity to engage in some rock climbing and other activities.

Loads of fun!
Written 5 July 2021
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Betty68
Greater Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
Tired and uninteresting
I had great expectations, that were not met. The sculptures were ok but some are crumbling. The rest of the park needs a whole lot of maintenance.

My daughters wanted to go on the paddle boats but the look of the lake turned us off.

The park felt like it's been neglected and was a real disappointment. I most definitely wouldn't recommend this park.

We went to the cafe which was not welcoming and on a hot day the fans did nothing to cool us.
Written 23 January 2021
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andy0406
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Avoid the cafe
Jan. 2021 • Family
I took my 3 children to the Park for mini-golf during the School holidays. The mini-golf course is a simple lay-out and is very basic. It was reasonably well maintained and we enjoyed it.

We then went to get some lunch from the cafe. It felt dirty. The tables were sticky. We ordered toasties and milk shakes. After waiting for about 30 mins we asked how far away our order was. The girl who took our order had no memory of it, despite the fact that we were the only ones in the cafe. We then had to place the order again. Even then it took another 20 mins to get the food. When it arrived the food was burnt and the milk shakes (that cost $7 each) were room temperature. There was no apology. Apart from the lady at the entrance (Jane) the customer service was appalling.

Spend your money somewhere else.
Written 16 January 2021
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Rachael
Melbourne, Australia102 contributions
Needs some TLC l
Jan. 2021 • Family
We visited to see the sand sculptures and grounds on a Thursday during school holidays, and it was very quiet when arriving at opening time. The sand sculptures were great although requiring a little upkeep and the boardwalk was quite nice and unexpected.

Unfortunately none of the rides were functioning on time (11am) and Skelton staff seemed to be running late to start them eventually some time later. It was a little awkward as we were hoping to give our daughter a ride on the carousel and train but the staff member was just walking around inflating the jumping castle and picking up rubbish. There was another mini steam train on a track which looked great but unfortunately no one was running it or perhaps it wasn’t functioning. Some of the giant games were damaged and needed repairs.

The place needs some TLC to get it to its best, which is a real shame because it could be a great space for families to enjoy - should they inject some money, staff and love and care into the park.
Written 15 January 2021
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Sparky
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Boneo Discovery Park
Jan. 2021
This place is so good to go have a fun day out. There is lots of activities there such as...
Bunji trampolines, rock climbing, Mazes etc.
In the maze it is quite easy to get to the middle because there is heaps of wide gaps you can see through.
Written 6 January 2021
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michaelpJ3223UP
Ringwood, Australia57 contributions
yawn
Dec. 2020
this place is boring, mini golf lacks imagination and the rest of the place is hopelessly out of date and useless............never again!
Written 30 December 2020
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Karen L
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Worth it!
Jul. 2020 • Family
Had a great time and for price (For sculptures and park entry $15 / $12 kids and seniors) really worth it.
Saw a lot of reviews prior to going criticising the maintenance of the park. I thought it was fine given the price. It is a small business they do the best they can. Also read about service being rude but the person i dealt with both in front and at the ride was really nice - she even gave my son a free carousel ride.
Sand sculptures was nice and not crowded as it used to be at Frankston beach. My son is in prep and the alphabets theme was very fitting. We also tried the AR app on each.
A lot of board games to entertain the kids and the mazes were a lot of fun.
Not too crowded and busy and a lot of free space for social distancing which was a big plus during the current covid times.
My son kept the map and already wants to go again. We will be back. Thank you!
Written 1 July 2020
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Steve E
Rosebud, Australia4 contributions
Tired & Needing TLC
Feb. 2020 • Family
Sand sculptures were wonderful, however if they are to last through April, some maintenance needed. Grass & undergrowth near sculptures very unkempt & neglected 😩 no money is required just a bit of brush cutting and general tidy up. It’s looking so neglected and sad at the present. The cage maze had weeds that were hip high. Again not much required except a bit of elbow grease. We went during the week and all the rides, rock climbing, jumping castle etc we’re all closed. Two stars – one for the sand sculptures and one for the very nice toasted sandwiches in the cafe
Written 27 February 2020
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Helen Macnaughtan
Bendigo, Australia12 contributions
Good day out
Jan. 2020
We took our grandson for the day and he linked up with another boy who was visiting with his grandmother, and that was a lot of fun. Loved the sand sculptures, they are amazing. Fortunately it wasn't too hot as there isn't a lot of shade near them. It was disappointing that you have to pay extra for the mini golf so we didn't bother. Overall the park could do with an extensive upgrade which would make it more appealing for young families. There is lots of potential here.
Written 9 February 2020
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Thank you for the review Helen. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the exhibition and will take on the feedback. :)
Written 12 February 2020
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Louise S
Moonee Ponds, Australia1 contribution
Great fun
Jan. 2020 • Family
So much fun to be had and great activities. Sand sculptures are amazing. Well worth the Wrist band even with a 4 yo
Written 26 January 2020
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Thanks for the lovely review Louise, the wristband is great value and happy to hear you enjoyed the day,
Written 12 February 2020
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Boneo Discovery Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm