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Corn maze features 'sunburnt country' pattern in second year at Bago Winery

ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Jett, Victoria and Quinn Miller exploring the corn maze.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Jett, Victoria and Quinn Miller exploring the corn maze.

There are twists and turns around every corner as Bago vineyard celebrates it's second year of the maize maze.

This year's temporary corn maze features a drought-themed 'sunburnt country' pattern and decking for visitors to perform their own rain dance. The area officially opened on Boxing Day.

"This is our second year of the maze and we have a different design this year," said landscape architect Ian Mobbs.

"The pattern features a 'sunburnt country' sun pattern with an elusive single cloud and rolling hills.

"The goal of the maze is to make it to a rain dance decking area, do a rain dance and find the way out. The maze was a lot taller last year and due to lack of rain will be somewhat shorter this year."

FOLLOW THE ARROWS TO THE START: The corn maze has two different starting points.

FOLLOW THE ARROWS TO THE START: The corn maze has two different starting points.

The corn maze is dwarfed by the nearby hedge maze at the winery which opened in December 2012. It is currently the largest hedge maze in NSW and features two metre tall rows.

"They are two very different mazes, the textures are different and you cannot see the pattern in the corn maze from the outside," said Mr Mobbs.

"We planted the corn around three months ago, designed the pattern on paper and lawn mowed it in.

"We were lucky to get a bit of rain just before germination to boost it a little."

A-MAZING: The hedge maze at Bago Winery.

A-MAZING: The hedge maze at Bago Winery.

Cattle will be moved onto the corn maze at the end of the school holidays, according to Mr Mobbs.

"They've been in there already a few times and we have had to shoo them out," he laughed.

"It's definitely a bit shorter in some places."

CRUNCH TIME: Bago Winery cattle will have the final run at the maze at the end of the school holidays.

CRUNCH TIME: Bago Winery cattle will have the final run at the maze at the end of the school holidays.

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