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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“illusion rooms” (239 reviews)
“all ages” (134 reviews)
“tilted room” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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 4 days ago via mobile

We had been to similar mazes in other countries but this one managed to confuse us. Interesting. Though we were instructed to find 4 corners in certain order, we could land ourselves in the 4 corners but not in the designated order. The illusion area...More

Thank blueraisin
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a lot more fun than we expected! Quite large with lots of different things to look at and had loads of really cool illusions. Really liked that you can play with puzzles and brain teasers whilst eating in the cafe. We tried the...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Family Fun - Mazes, illusions and tricks galore. We had a fun time here and there was something for everybody. Highly recommend it to you.

Thank Nigel Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience doing puzzle world. Definitely Fun an a awesome place. Staff always had a smile and helpful. The toilets were so cool. You definitely have to check them out. Will be back

Thank Kelly-Ann94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Puzzling world, messing with people’s head since 1973. It was a fun thing to do. There are rooms with illusion, bizarre building and how can I forget the maze that baffled me trying to get to corners with red, yellow, green, blue towers and to...More

Thank jasper_bear_polar
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
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9 December 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.
22 June 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
6 February 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