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About Puzzling World, Wanaka

Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World is a tourist attraction near Wanaka, New Zealand. It started out as just a single level maze in 1973, but over the years expanded to add overbridges to the maze design (thus creating the world's first 3-D maze), a large "puzzling café" where guests could try out several puzzles, five large rooms of optical illusions, the Leaning Tower of Wanaka (which has a backwards clock that was started on the eve of the new millennium) and other attractions (such as the Roman Bathrooms) that ascribe to their theme of "puzzling eccentricity". By 2007 Puzzling World had been visited over 2 million times. The optical illusion rooms include a set of rooms built at a 15 degree angle, containing illusions such as water apparently flowing uphill, the octagonal "Hall of Following Faces" with spot-lit hollow mask illusions on the walls, and a perspectively confusing room with a delayed video feed where visitors can see themselves afterwards with seemingly different heights depending on where they were positioned in the room. The operators of Puzzling World have for many years offered a monetary prize for anybody who can prove themselves to have psychic powers; all a potential winner needs to do is use their powers to locate a specific item located somewhere in Puzzling World's environs. To date the $100,000 prize goes unclaimed, although seven "professional" psychics have attempted the challenge.Puzzling World features a large maze in which the traveller must reach four corner towers before finding the middle courtyard (emergency doors are included for those who struggle).


Overview of Puzzling World

Puzzling World lies in the city of Wanaka in New Zealand. Puzzling World is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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Address: 188 Wanaka-Luggate Hwy, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand

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Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka
View Deal Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka New on TripHobo Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes From USD 144.29/person

Explore the remarkable vineyards and stunning scenery throughout Central Otago and Wanaka.  You will taste gorgeous award winning wines from the little gems that are quietly making a big name for themselves while meeting some of the numerous characters that produce these wines.  You will be able to chat with the vineyard owners and wine makers. Your wine tour includes tastings at 4 vineyards, a gourmet food and wine match, and a knowledgeable friendly guide. This tour is for everyone whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur.

Classic Wanaka Wine Tour
View Deal Classic Wanaka Wine Tour 1 Reviews | Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes From USD 181.39/person

Enjoy a full day small-group wine tour in and around Wanaka and Central Otago. You'll experience award winning wines, gourmet food and stunning scenery with your knowledgeable and friendly guide. This tour includes a gourmet platter-style lunch at one of the best vineyard restaurants in the region, plus tastings at up to 6 award winning boutique vineyards.
Whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur, you will be ensured of an enjoyable time.

Guided Fly Fishing Trip from Wanaka
View Deal Guided Fly Fishing Trip from Wanaka New on TripHobo Duration: Flexible From USD 411.34/person

In New Zealand we focus on making the most of the abundant clear water and sight-fishing for trout, casting once a fish is spotted, which is more akin to ‘trout-hunting’. Sight fishing is not easy but the most rewarding of all and therefore I can introduce you to its main aspects and help you be confident and competent to catch that fish of a lifetime!

2-Hour Milford Sound Helicopter Tour Including Glacier Landing
View Deal 2-Hour Milford Sound Helicopter Tour Including Gla... New on TripHobo Duration: 2 hours From USD 617.74/person

Enjoy the spectacular scenic flight over Milford Sound on this extensive flight from Wanaka. Cross the remote Harris and Darran Mountain Ranges of lower South Island with their rocky peaks and deep valleys.  Fly over Milford Sound with it’s stunning waterfalls and wildlife.  Return via the Tutoko Plateau and spectacular Southern Alps landing on the Isobel Glacier before returning above the braided Matukituki River.

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  • Good place for brain tease. A lot of hard puzzles, we stay here for almost 3 hours including the maze, the only thing we solved is actually the maze, the puzzle on the other hand.... anyway, good fun and friendly staffs. Recommend

  • Really enjoyed puzzling world. The tilted room was great fun. Highly recommend to people visiting the Wanaka region

  • The illusion part is quite good, very interesting to see. Space can be limiting at times with kids around. The maze is actually a bit of fun either on your own or as a group. Great for a few a couple of hours

  • This is a good place for both kids and adults, especially if you enjoy puzzles and illusions. The illusion area is fun ( loved the tilted room), and the outdoor maze is a good way to spend an hour. Inside has a cafe with many tables that have selections of puzzles to play with.

  • great place to spend some time there. plenty of things to do especially if you lkke not giving up. ended up more hours than we planned

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