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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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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Very fun way to spend some time together

I'd read about this place before arriving but it was way better than I imagined. The Illusions rooms are fun and make you think. Very entertaining!!! Then there's the maze... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Newport Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd read about this place before arriving but it was way better than I imagined. The Illusions rooms are fun and make you think. Very entertaining!!! Then there's the maze -- we spent over an hour in it and had a lot of fun. It's hard, but you get a good workout too between the stairs and all the walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Puzzling World is a great place for everybody - kids and adults. Very recommend the maze, but illusions rooms are also well prepared.

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Thank Justyna M
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been here a couple of times now. It is made up of a maze and the house of illusions. The cost to do both is $20. The maze takes us about 45 minutes to complete. And the house of illusions has some very interesting features to look at. If you are looking for something to do for a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place that could blow your mind and it's suitable for all ages. I decided to try out the maze and after a half an hour or so I had to ask for directions to find my way out. I never did find the way to all four corners. Well done to the person that put this maze... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lot of fun! The maze is really challenging; it was so much fun trying to complete the challenge. Would love to do this again. The illusions are also amazing. We were a little short on time as we arrived an hour before closing. Would love to have spent more time at the illusions. The maze is open longer... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Jut place is a fabulous for all kids...young & old to just have fin & let their imagine flow. We didn't get to the maze but the illusion section is just fabulous and I love the cafe talbes with all the various puzzles to work out...no tie or need for iphones or tablets with so much other fun!!! And the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a moment of "Let' just be kids" This was a cute fun little place, but definitely not worth the admission fee. Great thing to do if you have a few hours to kill and the kids are feeling rambunctious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we arrived we entered a place of pure amazement, the maze was one of the most challenging I have done, it was great to have a challenge and to see the different puzzles inside. A must stop as it is a great place to lose the kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a couple of hours here and loved it. This is a good place to unwind after a long trip. We loved the maze and the illusion rooms. The tilted room made us feel dizzy. Thanks for the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit & interact with each other & have a few laughs. Take at least half a day to enjoy the activities a full day if you want to do the maze & have lunch.

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