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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%
Travellers talk about
“illusion rooms” (229 reviews)
“all ages” (128 reviews)
“tilted room” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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 yesterday via mobile

Quickly called in here. More oriented to kids than adults, but we were suitably amused. We though we would smash the maze, being two smart scientificky kind of guys. Sad to say it took us an hour. The last tower is always the hardest. The...More

Thank Wade B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spotted this on the Must do list in Wanaka so prioritised it for a rainy day. It's so good! Easily reached on foot from town (45mins) or 10 minute drive. Cabs $12 from town... Located just off the main road. Can't miss it. Price...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth having a look if you're looking to fill in an hour or so. We were waiting for our air bnb to be ready and was a perfect way to have a laugh and fill in some time.

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thisis a great place to visit, whether you are a family, a couple or with friends, everyone should go and have a look. There are three options: - Maze: Adult $16 - Illusion Room: $16 - Both: $20 You might as well do both. When...More

Thank leighleeigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We whiled away several hours here. The maze and the rooms are all good, and they have a good selection of food in the cafe.

Thank Carrie I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good setup equipt with a little cafe for when you are in need of break, has both indoor and outdoor facilities so you can choose depending on the weather. Overall very good, would recommend to all

Thank theofarquharson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time in the illusion area.. Great rainy day activity really interesting and fun. Really interesting for adults and kids alike.

Thank FJolley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time in here. We had fun in the maze and we definitely recommend friends and family to go there and have a different time in town.

Thank kenya l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided not to do any of the things you pay for as it was simply too expensive. There were puzzles set up on each table for people to try. It was disappointing how little selection there were of jigsaw puzzles to buy, I have...More

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the combo (rooms + maze) - but we basically spent most of the time in the rooms. Totally messes with your mind! We'll be back! Totally recommended.

Thank Geoff N
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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