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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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“illusion rooms” (262 reviews)
“all ages” (147 reviews)
“outdoor maze” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 7489
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"illusion rooms"
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"all ages"
in 147 reviews
"outdoor maze"
in 54 reviews
"tilted house"
in 49 reviews
"great fun"
in 138 reviews
"leaning tower"
in 25 reviews
"ames room"
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"mind bending"
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"tilting room"
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"four corners"
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"emergency exit"
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"rainy day"
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"few hours"
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"kids and adults"
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"puzzle world"
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"mind boggling"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kids loved it here especially the 5 and 3 year old. Lots to see and query and do. Good cafe for a rest too.

Thank JanenCraig
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is our second time visiting this fascinating and fun place - with quite a gap between our 2 visits! We loved it the second time as much as we did the first!! We got our mind challenged and tricked... we had fun inside... and...More

Thank Dom21076
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thought we were visiting here for the maze but the illusion room ended up being the highlight. The maze was impossible! Had fun failing though. But the tilted house within the illusion room was awesome. I would highly recommend going to this place.

Thank Mooseygoose
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to do for a bit of indoor fun- the kids will love the tilted room and the maze. There are so many amazing illusions and puzzles as well. Worth a visit

Thank Bellsie17
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a good time here with our two under 10s. The illusion rooms were pretty impressive--I particularly liked the one that made the kids look taller than me. It didn't take us that long to get through the displays, but the maze was another...More

Thank MgDginOZ
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great way to pass a couple of hours. Very enjoyable and reasonable. Loved the little cafe area and gift shop. Some of our group did the maze aswell.

Thank Amanda Q
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited with 3 teens and while they ran around the maze for 1/2 hour and enjoyed the other features I am just not sure it hit the mark for our trip. If you have time to kill then give it a go as some...More

Thank andrew_lauridsen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is suited for the whole family. Great activities for everyone to enjoy and a good way to spend a cold winters day.

Thank Jaynesh R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed by the wonderful things that you can see and touch at Puzzling World. A lot of thought has gone in to eack display. The one I liked the most was the mural of London. Truly beautiful - done by a very talented...More

Thank Rosalind M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fun arvo here. Kind of pricey for a few hours but that was our choice. Came here to fill in a wet cold afternoon, we had fun but it’s definitely aimed at young families more so.

Thank BelongaVic
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dorotaberes
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.
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Ele2007
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
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Anrefa
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
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