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Review of Puzzling World

Puzzling World
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$14.86*
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Ranked #2 of 7 Fun & Games in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Really enjoyed this place. Didn't take too long to go through it. It was a nice stop before moving on to Queenstown.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Luke W
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Hi luke

Thanks for your fantastic review

I'm really glad you found us to be a great wee stop before deving into the madness that is QT!

You obviously have the ability to know when to find your limit with the puzzles/maze as many find it hard to leave!

We hope to see you again at Puzzling World!

Kind regards

Duncan Spear
Manager
Puzzling World
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good for your brain”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

it's a good place for family or with friends.but not alone.There will be much more fun exploring great maze or intelligence games.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Suki920
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Hi suki,

Thanks for your great review

You clearly agree that we offer stimulation for the body and mind! Absolutely, visit with friends or family (its nice to have someone to hold the camera and beat in the maze after all!)

We hope to see you again at Puzzling World!

Kind regards

Duncan Spear
Manager
Puzzling World
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Last Visit to Puzzling World.”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We are two families who go to puzzling world every year, after a long trip there we stopped before our visit in the carpark to make a cup of tea and cook some breakfast on our camping cooker, we werent taking up a lot of space and the carpark was quite empty. We were asked to move along without being given a reason why which we thought was very rude. The carpark was full of campers who could have all been cooking. Needless to say you lost $150 in our entry fees and we won't ever return to puzzling world.

Visited October 2012
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Hi macca,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I'm very keen to get to the bottom of this as we have absolutely no issue with people enjoying a break in our car-park provided it's done safely. Perhaps you were parked in a front (short) or disabled car park rather than the rear (long) marked camper parks and the request was to re-park?
In any case if you could email me at info@puzzlingworld.co.nz so I can establish what staff member you dealt with so I can work to "retrain" the individual and to restore your faith in our business and welcome you back.

Kind regards,

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World, Wanaka
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A bit of novelty if you have some time to kill”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The entry fee is $15 per adult. There are two 'sections' - the illusion rooms and the maze. Most of the illusions I had seen before, though the Hall of Faces was impressive. The maze is outdoors and is on two levels. It entertained us (two 20-somethings) enough and we completed the challenge of finding all four corners but if I had the choice again I wouldn't do it. It was a fine day and there is enough else to see and do in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Thank ClaireNZ2012
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Hi Claire,

Thanks for your review. While I'm glad you've used the terms "novelty", "impressive" and "entertaining" for you review it's a shame you would'nt repeat your visit.

We have many "world's first" claims at our business but, as we are nearly 40 years old, in this time copy-cat ventures have sprung up meaning some of the Illusions may have been seen elsewhere. Another reason for our new extension (Dec 2012) - more cool, unique stuff!!!

Kind regards

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Traveling with a kid you're often stuck going to things that make the kid happy, and bore the hell out of the rest of the family. Puzzling World wasn't like that. There maze alone was heaps of fun to get lost in and the optical illusion rooms inside were tons of fun as well.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Camerondotca
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Hi Cameron,

Thanks for your awesome review.

I certainly know what you mean (how many aquariums must I endure!!) I'm really glad all kids and parents had a great time here and look forward to seeing you back at Puzzling World!

Kind regards,

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World
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