Puzzling World

Puzzling World, Wanaka: Hours, Address, Puzzling World Reviews: 4.5/5

Puzzling World
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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!
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Kaz B
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Such a great place to visit with kids and a great price. Would definitely go again when we visit wanaka. Maze was amazing.
Written 23 April 2022
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Tim L
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Dec 2021
Had a fabulous visit. Some of the things are a little dated but they are still really interesting & cool.
Some of the illusions are super impressive
The maze is great. Give it time & patience, it says it's hard & it's hard
Written 26 January 2022
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jandel2015
Christchurch, New Zealand29 contributions
Jan 2022
Duncan? the Manager was very helpful and nice, when my friend's phone died and she could not show a vaccine pass. I think other staff need training in customer service; except for Aaron? at the front desk. Puzzling World is interesting, but has hardly changed since I was a kid; so some new activies inside and especially outside would be good. The price is high for what it is currentlt. I think its a good idea you can use the cafe without having to go into the events. The maze is good, but it was a super hot day for us, so we gave up in the end for an iceblock.
Written 6 January 2022
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Cherie S
Nelson, New Zealand200 contributions
Nov 2021
I enjoyed my time at Puzzling World. It wasn't as large as I thought it would be but amused us for an hour. Cost was a it high.
Written 20 November 2021
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LeanneB
Christchurch, New Zealand70 contributions
Nov 2021
I would not go again. It is very pricey for the amount of time you are actually there. The maze was frustrating and could have some helpful hints, we ended up cheating and taking a no exit, exit as it was starting to rain heavy.
The inside of puzzling world was very well done but the children got bored easily and moved on to the next thing fast and in a blink of an eye it was over.
Written 14 November 2021
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Bradley S
2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Wanaka’s must see attraction for any family or people who enjoy a good puzzle.
Make sure you allow enough time to get lost in New Zealand’s best maze.
Written 23 August 2021
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Grant O
Broadbeach, Australia32 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
One of the best attractions for children and adults I have ever seen! Even though it was raining when we arrived we still occupied nearly 3 hours without noticing the time passing. The grandchildren were totally absorbed as was I.
Written 5 July 2021
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Elyse
32 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I'm not much of a puzzler I stopped here because i was travelling through Wanaka and was pleasantly surprised by the illusions room. There was a very diverse range of things to look at, and I really enjoyed the little museum of odd things and reading about Chindogu.
Written 5 June 2021
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Lucinda J
909 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Do not miss this it’s so much fun. Bring your kids or do what we did and release your kid. Loved the illusions and the maze was a hoot
Written 1 June 2021
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Telly
Rolleston, New Zealand69 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Interesting place. The illusion rooms were amazing. Although, the room on an angle was amazing, be careful if you have balance, inner ear or other related issues. Both my husband and I felt ill after awhile, but the teens were happy as larry! Although after a long time one of them was spacing out 😄 The other areas were nice. We could have done without the maze! Teens gave up after 75 minutes and then couldn’t get out, husband lasted 15 minutes & bailed, and I gave it an hour. Honestly, unless you have time to kill, don’t go in there! The pricing is better if you purchase for both these for a family. Worth the visit, but wouldn’t make the drive from Queenstown to do it
Written 1 May 2021
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