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Address: 188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway | Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand (Formerly Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World)
Phone Number: +64 3-443 7489
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08:30 - 17:00
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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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Fun for all ages!

We stopped by here on a day out driving around the area and were very impressed. The puzzle centre didn't charge for just playing with puzzles but if you wanted to do the maze or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tumbarumba, Australia
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Tumbarumba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by here on a day out driving around the area and were very impressed. The puzzle centre didn't charge for just playing with puzzles but if you wanted to do the maze or see the illusion rooms it costs a reasonable entry fee. We particularly loved the toilets - you just have to go and see what I... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here today and expected an hour or two stopover. We spent over 3 hours because it was sooooo cool. The maze is awesome and is engaging for adults. And the illusion exhibits were also great with the crooked room being the highlight. Highly recommended!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good place for to take the kids, young and old. The reception/cafe has table full of puzzles free to use. The puzzling world exhibits are pay to enter but fascinating as was the maze, though very hard to manage (plenty of "cheat" doors if you've had enough.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant place to go with (or without) the kids! It's jam packed with lots of fun and interactive things to do and see. From a chair that seems to slide UP hill to a room to make your head spin...all the way through to the quirky toilets... There's surprises all over the place. It's easy to spend... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with the maze and illusions, a good way to spend an hour or two.Great opportunity to take some great shots.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fun time going through both the Illusion Rooms and the Maze. The perspective stuff is crazy! It takes a few seconds to get your bearings, walking through the slanted rooms. Loved the optical illusion sculptures. Also enjoyed the maze, although someone in my party (my wife) bailed early after finding all four corners. Finding the exit by retracing your... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son enjoyed our brief visit here. We are coming back again.Got to spend a few hours here to see everything. It's cool .

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Kota Kinabalu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great short 3 hours in puzzling world wondering with our mind and energy. Everyone should give it a go. Fun for all ages.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun day out with the kids. The maze will frustrate you if you have no sense of direction like me. Have fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something different & a place to have a break between long journeys. Highly recommended for the young & old like me ( or the old who wants to relive their youth! ).

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