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“illusion rooms”(252 reviews)
“all ages”(143 reviews)
“outdoor maze”(51 reviews)
Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been messing with people's heads since 1973. Bizarre buildings, rooms of illusions and our famous maze will baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality. Even if you...more
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188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7489
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to kill time and ended up taking a lot more! Maze was quite interesting busy with a lot of kids! Illusions part could be improved

Thank Ohmeow
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed it all and so did the parents. Pretty amazing mind bending exhibits and we got lost in the maze and had to take the emergency exit but we were laughing the whole time. Very well done. I would recommend this place.

Thank Armsie78
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a day trip to Wanaka we attended Puzzling World on our way back to Queenstown. Kids really enjoyed themselves. Staff friendly and helpful. Staff helped kids with a solving puzzle on the tables. Worth a visit if you have young children.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for families with kids younger then 10 years old. Other than that it’s very boring. We thought the maze was quite fun but the illusion rooms were boring for us. Definitely over priced though

Thank Bec O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun stop after a day of driving. Puzzle rooms are great. The maze is good fun. The cafe is also pretty good entertainment with puzzles and staff who help.

Thank Kaight F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! Definitely worth taking the kids to!! So much to look at it and do! The maze is good fun to took us about 35mins!

Thank Watchmerateyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it, loved it. Great entertainment for all ages, but perhaps not so much for preschoolers as they may not quite "get it". Entrance fee really reasonable at $22.50 for both attractions. Give yourself enough time to enjoy this experience. It took us more time...More

Thank nz0064
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place, even the adults enjoyed it, illusion rooms were a lot of fun. Great idea in the cafe how each table had puzzles on them. Well worth a visit

Thank LizySuarezSewell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there while in Wanaka, was fine to spend a few hours, good for adults as well as children, we didn't do the maze as we thought it more for kids.. Some illusions were very good..nice place to go somewhere different..

Thank toycp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The illusion rooms were my favorite here, do prepared to spend an afternoon here as it is a nice place to stop by and enjoy taking your time. I enjoyed doing the Maze with my flatmates and it was great fun solving that one by...More

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December 9, 2016|
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Response from Montessoriquiltr | Reviewed this property |
No need to book. You can wander around on your own as there is no guide.
June 21, 2016|
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Response from Awsomeal | Reviewed this property |
I'm in my late 40s but a big kid . I enjoyed it . I wouldn't say a must do But a fun do Either family or as a couple . We did it as a couple and had fun Little jealous on the paragliding you'll love that Wanaka was a... More
February 6, 2015|
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Response from PuzzlingWorldWanaka | Property representative |
Hi Ann, Thanks for your question Many shuttle buses run frequent services from Queenstown to/from Wanaka – we recommend Alpine Conexxions. They will also be able to drop off (and possibly collect you) at our business, 2km... More