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Puzzling World

188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7489
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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 only pay a visit to New Zealand's most unusual public toilets, your world will never be the same again. Seeing is disbelieving!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“illusion rooms” (237 reviews)
“all ages” (134 reviews)
“outdoor maze” (45 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7489
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited it with my boyfriend and we had a great Time. The illusions room are very funny to explore, and the Maze is not si easy for adult people

Thank nadège M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Close to town easy to find, adequate parking, reasonable admission fees. The entire site is filled with puzzles and illusions as well as a small gift shop of course. Spent 2 hours plus looking at all of the exhibits. Well worth the visiting this I...More

Thank GARY W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place will make you go nuts! All illusions and stuff playing with your brain. I absolutely loved it. The labyrinth is also really fun! It's cheap and for everyone!

Thank MeliinaWanderlust
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a good few hours at puzzling world. The maze was really hard (we did not cheat) and took us over an hour to complete. Finding the four corners was not too bad. Trying to fine the exit took us ages. It was a...More

Thank mjh123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do the double admission for the optical illusions and the maze. The illusion rooms are really good fun and the maze will keep you busy for 30-60 minutes. Cafe with lots of puzzles loaded on the tables will occupy all minds afterwards.

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Puzzling World. The maze was lots of fun and kept us entertained for an hour. The illusions inside and all the artworks are really cool and great descriptions were provided for this who were interested in more information. Definitely worth visiting!

Thank Crowie321
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Full of illusions, very smartly done.. keeps you interested, takes only an hour, highly recommended!

Thank PriaTA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is tips of maze: Yellow tower is at the end, the bridge to yellow is near red tower. It is really fun, great trip for family or children.

Thank 佑臻林
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stop at Puzzling World where the eye tricks the brain. It is particularly suited to those travelling with children, although it could prove an expensive stop.

Thank sbj3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not just for kids, perhaps even more for adults than kids. Do the challenging version in the maze to make it even more fun, the maze is outside. The illusion rooms are interesting to see and the puzzles in the cafe area are so...More

Thank Kim S
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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