Enjoy this iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment try the world’s first 3-D Great Maze and the huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - Visit the five Illusion rooms from holograms, following faces and a shrinking room to one where sculptures defy physics and another where objects glide uphill, your notion of reality will be tested! Just wait until you check out the bathrooms where more visual trickery awaits. Located 2km on the main highway north of Wanaka, this is a must-see attraction on any itinerary.
What You'll Get
Visit: Puzzling World, 188 Wanaka-Luggate Highway Southern Lakes, Otago, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand
Welcome to Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness!
Immediately, visitors are met with the famous Tumbling Towers while opposite, The Leaning Tower of Wanaka offers great photo opportunities as friends or family appear to hold, push or rip out the tower, foundations and all.
Walking into the Puzzle Centre where dozens of puzzles await the curious, while a massive kaleidoscope ceiling looks on from above is a visual treat in itself.
Grab a bite to eat or a drink from the well-stocked Café then engage the brain with many individual puzzles and two-person brain teasers on offer. Trained staff are on hand to help if required and with a huge selection for sale in the Gift Shop all ages, abilities and temperament are covered.
Even the bathrooms here are photogenic with both the Roman Loos and Puzzle Abyss toilets featuring incredible floor and wall art that seems to absorb the user within its imagery.
If your mind is still not boggled, a visit to the Illusion Rooms is sure to. From one of the world’s largest displays of 3-D Hologram photos, a room where 168 famous faces seem to follow you, one where you appear to shrink or grow, another where objects look to glide uphill and a sun-filled gallery of incredible illusionary sculptures, these amazing rooms will certainly challenge your perceptions of reality.
Outside, The Great Maze encourages problem solving, exercise and fun. The format was invented and designed to suit all ages with over-bridges and underpasses to create the world’s first 3-Dimensional Maze. Don’t worry, Emergency Exits for those with limited time, patience or energy are also included for those who may struggle.
With so many incredible things to see and do here we suggest you allow plenty of time to enjoy your unforgettable visit to Puzzling World.
Located two kilometres from Lake Wanaka on the main highway north, Puzzling World is just an hour’s drive from Queenstown.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not recommended for participants with major balance issues or other serious medical conditions
- Wheelchair accessible (all areas except Great Maze over-bridges)
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Infants (0-4) are free
- All activities
- Info Guide (in own language)
- Free Parking
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Entry/Admission - Puzzling World
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
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The Fine Print
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