Tasmanian crop maze ready to open for 2017

The fourth installation of the Rupertswood Farm crop maze is an ode to its home state.

Annually since 2014, Rowan and Anna Clark have meticulously sown a paddock of produce, only to mow parts of it down and transform it into a temporary maze.

And each year, the maze has a theme: in its first year it was a Tasmanian tiger, then a poppy, and last year, agricultural icons.

This year, it’s an outline of the great state of Tasmania.

The Hagley maze is getting ready to open for five weekends, from February 25.

Mr Clark planted the field of maize in December, and already, some parts of it are more than seven feet high.

“It’s a celebration of Tasmania,” Mrs Clark said.

The couple is expecting about 4000 people to visit the site this year, which features a smaller, children’s maze, and a pick-your-own vegetable patch, alongside the star attraction.

Mrs Clark said she believed it was the only maze of its kind in Australia, let alone Tasmania.

“They (crop mazes) are such a big thing overseas, especially in the US and the UK,” she said.

“People say that it’s just the most amazing thing that they’ve done with their families.

“You get the parents coming along, just because their children want to, but before long they’re into it as well.”

For more details, visit the farm’s Facebook page or website.

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