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Puzzling World

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“outdoor maze”(57 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 yesterday via mobile

Around 40 mins drive from Queenstown. Lots of parking. Reasonable entry price. There are 5 area to look at. So much fun and kids can use their brain to think, so much to discover. After that, kids can get snack from the cafe while playing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amykyle
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great little visit after a swim in the lake. There's heaps to see and do, and the little ones adored running around trying to solve the maze. A real highlight is the tilted room. Even in the cafe there are puzzles to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DACWgtn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with our two boys aged 8 & 12. We all loved the tilted house. Really cool experience. The other areas were also great. It was a hot day and the maze was very hot work. The only negative was the cafe, it was loud...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adventurer297617
Reviewed 2 days ago

A few decades ago this might have been more of an attraction but I found it a bit underwhelming. Save it for a rainy day, when you need to get the kids moving.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seadragon99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During our three weeks on New Zealand, this was the absolute favorite thing we did according to my 12-year old. It starts with a kind of interactive museum with a leaning rooms, illusions, holograms and a cafeteria full of challenging puzzles. Then there is the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Victoria T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

it wasn't very impressive , I thought there would be more tricky illusions because of what they put at the front . only the inclined room was disturbing and funny . And the labyrinth part .. boring , I've exist :/ sorry

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Berenice O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was an unexpected find whilst in Wanaka. You could go for an hour or a full day as despite it looking small, it is really engrossing for kids and adults alike. Plenty to challenge the active mind.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diverupe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to come as a family. Although, it'd be just as fun without the kids too! We can with out nine and seven year olds. The maze was great fun and we took about 90 minutes to finish it. We brought our own lunch...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stut254
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here were extremely helpful especially as the car park looked full but someone directed us to a space around the back. The rooms and exhibits are interesting and thought provoking and a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoriYau
Reviewed 1 week ago

About $60 NZ for 2 adults and 1 child is expensive for this venue. It is fun and interesting but an hour pulls it up.

Date of experience: January 2019
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27 December 2018|
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Response from eliacrevar | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours would be spot on.
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