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Address: 188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand (Formerly Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World)
Phone Number: +64 3-443 7489
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been...

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!

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Great fun!

We went as 4 adults not knowing what to expect and found all of it great fun. The illusions side is amazing, especially the tilted house, we couldn't stop laughing! The maze is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went as 4 adults not knowing what to expect and found all of it great fun. The illusions side is amazing, especially the tilted house, we couldn't stop laughing! The maze is also fun but gets very hot in the sun and and you get very irritable when you can't solve it! There are get out points when you... More 

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Denmark WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The maze wa very challenging and exhausting on a hot day. However the other part, based on illusions was entertaining and fascinating. Well worth visiting.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a drizzly day, come into the illusion rooms and have some brain fun. The sloped room was akin to going on a wild ride for me, so I slunk out of that one quickly. However, the mind bending illusions were entertaining and worthwhile. Learn about how your brain interprets images. Not too expensive for the brain food offered,

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The kids (as well as the adults) enjoyed this immersion into the world of puzzles. Fun was had checking out the maze and weird perspective rooms. However, the real time-trap were the games and puzzles to play with. Didn't see husband, kids or uncle for a few hours thanks to these!

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Thank Kaarina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a rainy day exploring Puzzling World and we had a great time. Even outside in the maze, forgetting the rain in the excitement.

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Tumbarumba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by here on a day out driving around the area and were very impressed. The puzzle centre didn't charge for just playing with puzzles but if you wanted to do the maze or see the illusion rooms it costs a reasonable entry fee. We particularly loved the toilets - you just have to go and see what I... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here today and expected an hour or two stopover. We spent over 3 hours because it was sooooo cool. The maze is awesome and is engaging for adults. And the illusion exhibits were also great with the crooked room being the highlight. Highly recommended!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for to take the kids, young and old. The reception/cafe has table full of puzzles free to use. The puzzling world exhibits are pay to enter but fascinating as was the maze, though very hard to manage (plenty of "cheat" doors if you've had enough.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant place to go with (or without) the kids! It's jam packed with lots of fun and interactive things to do and see. From a chair that seems to slide UP hill to a room to make your head spin...all the way through to the quirky toilets... There's surprises all over the place. It's easy to spend... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with the maze and illusions, a good way to spend an hour or two.Great opportunity to take some great shots.

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