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“Great fun”
Review of Puzzling World

Puzzling World
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$15.37*
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Combo Admission to Puzzling World
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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great fun”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We spent a great couple of hours in puzzling world. we got lost in the maze and took a bit of time to get out. the new illusion garden is very cool and clever.

Visited April 2013
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Thank millman50
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Hi mailman

Thanks for your awesome review!

I'm really glad you had such a great time with us and that new Sculptillusion Gallery was a highlight!

We hope to see you again at PW

Kind regards,

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
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“Fantastic fun for the whole family”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We came across this amazing attraction whilst on our trip around the South Island. We were travelling with our 10 and 5 year old boys and we both loved it. The illusion rooms are really quite clever and the maze is quite challenging for our family of novices. Once in the maze the whole family became quite competitive and ran off to try and beat each other through. Once out of the maze we had a quick lunch at the onsite cafe and then went thru the illusion rooms. The whole visit/experience was super fun and excellent value for money, we spent well over 2 and 1/2 hours here, wish we could have spent longer but unfortunately we had others waiting for us. I would definitely recommend a visit to this amazing attraction.

Visited April 2013
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Thank daknibbsklan
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi Dak,

Thanks for your awesome review!

I'm really glad you and the boys were able to have such good fun here and that the competitive streak is alive and well for battles in the maze :)

With comments like "The whole visit/experience was super fun and excellent value for money" we know we'll see you again so you can finish off what you started!

We look forward to it

Kind regards,

Duncan
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Intellectually challenging break time.”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Great stop for some brain puzzling exersise and a flat white during our travel to the south.
We did both the labyrinth walk and the exposition.
With the labyrinth walk we found two of the four towers, but after not finding the way to the third tower we escaped to the centre yard, as we did not want to arrive too late at our next destination.
The exhibition was very intriguing, especialy when you have not been before in such a feature. The rooms were very well made and overall a very good and entertaining experience.
Also the massive amount of different puzzles in the museum shop were very tentalizing.
A great place for family fun for a few hours.

Visited April 2013
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Thank huys25
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi Huys,

Thanks for your great review!

Yes indeed, we like to offer some mental and physical workouts for a break on the journey !

I'm glad you took your time to enjoy enough of what we have here and took some great photos

We look forward to seeing you back at PW soon

Kind regards,

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World
Wanaka, NZ
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were there with our 12 and 14 year old boys and we all loved it. The illusion rooms are really clever and the maze is pretty darn good. Once in the maze the kids became really competitive and ran off to try and beat us through - they did!. Once out of the maze we sat and relaxed in the games room having a go at the many puzzles that are available to try. The whole experience was fun and excellent value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Tom Q
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi Tom,

Thanks for your fantastic review!

It sounds like "boys being boys" in the maze but I'm sure you would've beaten them if you really wanted to, right!?

I'm really glad you all enjoyed all that we offer here and found it reat value for money.

We look forward to seeing you back at PW soon

Kind regards,

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World
Wanaka, NZ
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Plan plenty of time for the maze”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived at Puzzling World at opening time and decided to straight away try the maze. Now both myself and my boyfriend consider ourselves to be pretty good at mazes so we thought we could do this one pretty quickly. I don't think we've ever come across a more challenging one. We were there for around about two hours before we finally completed it!
The optical illusions were fun, varied and had some great tricks. We had as good a time as the children that were there so it's good for adults too. There's only a few rooms so it didn't take long for us to see everything and then we spent a long time doing the puzzles in the games room.
It's well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Rachael H
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PuzzlingWorld, Manager at Puzzling World, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Hi Rachel,

Thanks for your great review!

Our Great Maze design is a real labour of love that my father in-law spent countless hours perfecting to make it a worthy challenge so I'm really glad you could appreciate the effort!

I'm slightly concerned that you may have missed 2 of the 5 Illusion Rooms we have as "only a few" would suggest. A good reason to come bck again and visit us :)

Kind regards,

Duncan Spear
Puzzling World
Wanaka, NZ
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