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Puzzling World

188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9382, 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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“illusion rooms” (234 reviews)
“all ages” (131 reviews)
“tilted room” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7489
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The kids had a great time here, they really enjoyed the illusions and the puzzles at the end. The maze was fun but very busy. Everyone fortunately didn't call out the way.

Thank BabyandUs
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had my doubts, I really did, but had so much fun!! The tipped up room is so so odd and the room of faces is beautiful. This is a great place for young and old and you should allow at least 2 hrs. It...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have kids with you, must bring them to here. This is a fun place to visit and no tickets fee. You can buy a cup of coffee and play the puzzles they prepared inside.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The maze was totally frustrating but so much fun. We managed to find each of the towers but not in the order suggested. I took photos of each of the corner signs to prove we did them! Just when you think you have the route...More

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great few hours spent here. Nice illusions and great photo opportunities. Favorite was the tilted room! There is a cafe there with puzzles on the tables to entertain you even more. There is also a very cool maze and you could potentially spend hours in...More

Thank Anaphylactoid26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 3 boys under 10 to this attraction and they had great fun. I thought the maze was a bit lame but everything else was great and the cafe had really nice fresh filled rolls.

Thank Lulusfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fun family activity is really worth it. It has 5 illusion rooms which kept our family entertained and we learnt new things along the way. Our favourite was the tilted room and the ames room. The maze is a must-try, of course. Lots of...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a 13 and 11 year old and found some interesting stuff there, but didn’t spend a lot of time there and was pricey for the experience. If the children were a bit younger I think we would have found it of more interest...More

Thank Josephine v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were puzzles and lots of things to see. We had a good go at the maze. It was fun and challenging but we didn't quite finish it.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 kids aged 6-10 to puzzling world. It’s not an expensive outing but I realised why when after 1 hour of doing the illusion rooms and the maze I eagerly said to my wife “where’s the next section” (expecting there to be...More

Thank craigwreid73
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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