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Address: 188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand (Formerly Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World)
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+64 3-443 7489
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08:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Wanaka's wonderful world of weirdness! Puzzling World has been...

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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Puzzled

Went here for a bit of afternoon fun. Took forever to do the maze. It's not the mazes problem. But we did get out in the end. There was a couple of people we saw in the maze more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rick P
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Stanwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
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Stanwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for a bit of afternoon fun. Took forever to do the maze. It's not the mazes problem. But we did get out in the end. There was a couple of people we saw in the maze more lost than us, so made us feel good about ourselves.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place to go! We loved going in the maze first where we split up and raced each other to see who could get the 4 corners first (there is a challenge to get to each of the 4 corners.) The maze was nice and big and complicated, which kept us all on our toes. We then checked... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

we were a bit dubious about what was in store but left having enjoyed ourselves immensely. The sloping room is amazing provides a great surprise which I will not spoil. In addition to the exhibition rooms there is a maze which could take you up to 90 mimutes to complete. We had to admit defeat eventually and sneak out one... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great fun, everthing backward, upside down, and plenty of puzzles to solve , cafe, maze, roman toilet (great for a pic), souvenirs , great parking area 2klm from wanaka

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Thank gavinr17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has a maze and a series of puzzle rooms. We found the maze more frustrating than fun and gave up after about an hour. The puzzle rooms are quite good and if you like this sort of stuff you will probably really enjoy it. For us it was interesting although slightly overpriced. I would only go here if... More 

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Thank Philip C
Tel Aviv
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Puzzling world is a cool place to go with people of all ages who have an inner child. Entry is not expensive ($20 for combo ticket) and you will spend about 3 hours there unless you get lost in the maze :) Besides the maze they have the great Ames room and tilted rooms which are super fun. The other... More 

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Thank uri_fi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Puzzling world is the literal definition of 'fine'. We went there and we had a time. Not a good time, nor a bad time, but a time nonetheless. Some of the illusions are impressive enough to make you raise your eyebrows slightly enough to suggest something reminiscent of admiration. Others seem to have been drawn by a fourth grader who... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Def not worth of 20$. Maybe kids enjoy more than adults. Best bit was all the puzzles and trivias in the café area.

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Thank Eeva V
Wanaka, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My five year old loves the puzzles in the cafe area but the whole experience is lots of fun. Great for families or grown ups looking fir something different to do for a morning or afternoon

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Thane, India
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169 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique attraction specialized in puzzling eccentricity. They have fantastic Illusion rooms, most eccentric architecture and odd things. They have most modern Maze which is tricky and has easy exit door in case one gets stuck. Any one of any age can enjoy this. Tilted room can make you dizzy. Over all great experience. must do this activity while in... More 

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