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Puzzling World

188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, 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!
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“illusion rooms” (242 reviews)
“all ages” (135 reviews)
“outdoor maze” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7489
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There's a giant and difficult maze along with tilted rooms, optical illusions,s, holograms and more. All in all a good half day of fun. Nice gift shop and average cafe.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We only did the Illusion Rooms cause it was very hot the day we came and didn't want to be out in the heat for the maze. Some parts of the illusion rooms were nice: the Ames Rooms was our favorite (you look tiny on...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really fun place but I considered it rather overpriced especially for the maze saying that it was a good afternoons entertainment

Thank Josiah M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic place. A must visit if you are in Wanaka or happy to drive from Queenstown. Kids loved it and we loved it too. It takes about 2 hours at this place and every minute and spot is worth spending.

Thank here_is_amit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. Lots of fun. Photo opportunities in abundance from the moment you step out of your car. We spent at least 1 & 1/2 hrs there and didn’t go into the maze. You could spend loads of time in the cafe/entry, full of puzzles to...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a way, I’m not qualified to write a review: we spent all of our time in the store and the entry play area. That said, even without paying to view the maze or the illusions area, I loved the geeky exuberance of this place....More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day to spend with the family, well worth the price. The tilt room was a bit queezy on the tummy, everything else was amazing. We all enjoyed the time in the maze, could easily get lost for hours.

Thank AT35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the maze and the staff were super friendly and helpful with the difficult puzzles! Got there before 9am which meant there was hardly anyone else there, had the illusion rooms to ourselves and heaps of time in the rooms. Great place for families of...More

Thank BriRuss91
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on a sunny day and it was crowded. I loved each and every single puzzles there.. some actually blew my mind. Since the sun was on top so I couldn't complete the entire maze (just touched on 2 towers) . I could...More

Thank priyanka p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all loved this place - both Adults and kids. We enjoyed the different rooms and were amazed by some and then we also did the maze outside. That was fun but exhausting. Extremely well done - we did have to cheat in the end...More

Thank Rebecca M
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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