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Puzzling World

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“illusion rooms”(255 reviews)
“all ages”(143 reviews)
“outdoor maze”(52 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

Nice place to spend 2-3 hours. About $25 for each adult. Started with the maze, took us about 60+ minutes to go thru it. It was great to see more adults than children!! Later we did the rest of the fun area of fascinating 15’...More

Thank Vijay K
Reviewed 2 days ago

3 adults visited this attraction on a Sunday. The Illusion Rooms were great. The Hologram Hall shows one of the world's largest displays of incredible 3D holograms. The tilted house was a little dizzying, but great to experience. The Hall of Following Faces was very...More

Thank slprattley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this place. So much fun for the family. Even in the lobby you can have a crack at puzzles. Highly recommend.

Thank eliacrevar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to spend some time. The options are plentiful from illusions to puzzles and from maze to taking your crazy photos. As an older couple it is a place we enjoyed, and would love to take the grandchildren to see. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was packed with school groups when we were there in the middle of the day so bit difficult to enjoy the exhibits but overall interesting to do on a rainy day. Something different to do if needing a day off from hikes and adventures! We...More

Thank Zoloula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved puzzle world! We are a group of 5 adults and a teenager and everyone in be group thoroughly enjoyed this activity! The maze is a challenge if your up for it! Plus the tilted room is an interesting experience

Thank missmollyrc0327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place on the side of the highway. My 4 year old son had a ball going through all the different rooms and so did we! Followed by the outdoor maze which was lots of fun. The staff were very friendly and accommodating...More

Thank Naomidixon123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolute ball here. We spent a good 2 hours here and took multiple photos. Its just a good, entertaining visit full of illusions, images, and special little features to make your brain think outside the square. Whatever you do dont forget to...More

Thank MzJayDee66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really cool place to visit, it was raining so we didn’t do the outside maze however the puzzling rooms were enough to keep us busy, love the cafe and the fact that you can sit and play with the puzzles over your...More

Thank AmandaLeighSergent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here since I was little, nearly every time I came to Wanaka. I recommend this attraction for kids, families and puzzle fanatics! The illusion rooms are fine for any kind of weather but "The Great Maze" (which does live up to...More

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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