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Puzzling World

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“illusion rooms”(253 reviews)
“all ages”(143 reviews)
“outdoor maze”(51 reviews)
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...more
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188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7489
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I return here after an absence of some years, and I am delighted to be back. We give the maze a miss, and concentrate on the illusions section. As a past mathematician I am fascinated by the range of illusions here, including...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful few hours here. Lots of fun and challenges. The maze challenge kept us busy for sometime. Worthwhile dropping in.

Thank Shaunra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place, it was such good fun for myself and partner. We thought the maze would be too easy but it was a great challenge and we also did the illusions rooms and they were mind boggling! Loved it!

Thank GrandTour813287
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in as a bit of a break during a trip to Wanaka and puzzling world is a heap of fun! There are a mix of illusions, practical puzzles and mind-bending tricks to keep everyone entertained. I especially enjoyed the tilted room which was...More

Thank RachaelR17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On August 12, 2018, we were in Wanaka and visited Puzzling World. The inconvenience is that we did not know his schedule and the closing at 3:00 PM seemed a bit early, because the day was very sunny and the temperature was not excessively low...More

1  Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was fun but a lot smaller then expected. The tilted house was so much fun - the maze was a challenge. Would recommend to families and the young at heart.

Thank Lynsey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the maze and had great fun. Took a while but got there in the end. Needed a food and drink break in the cafe which was very good value and nothing fancy. Loved all the puzzles at the tables. Enjoyed the puzzling world...More

Thank Markyparknz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If puzzles are a cup of tea, then go for it. I did not give a five star rating because I am still not sure if i enjoyed the place. There are some tricks which i found entertaining and some I did not. People suffering...More

Thank Raja V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the full combo for the afternoon. The displays are well thought out and entertaining. Thought the maze would be a let down but turned out to be a great activity. Exercise and entertaining in one hit. Better to get lost with friends. Good value...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to check out. You will not be disappointed. Our kids just loved checking out all the puzzles and running through the maze.

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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
7 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