Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling...

Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka


137 Rankers Reviews

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The Famous Tumbling Towers in Winter
Even the Toilets are themed!
The Great Maze


Offering the Great Maze, Illusion Rooms, Roman Toilets, Leaning Tower, Puzzle Centre & Gift Shop/Café, Puzzling World has eccentricity covered!

A great way to stretch the legs and mind is to visit the iconic attraction, Puzzling World, situated 2kms from Lake Wanaka.

Since 1973 this venture has been challenging people of all ages with its 1.5km Great Maze, intriguing them in the incredible Illusion Rooms and testing them in the Puzzle Café.

Offering a great day out for all ages, Puzzling World has welcomed over 2 million customers and continues to provide affordable entertainment that is world unique, making it a must-see on NZ tour itineraries.


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South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township


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7:00AM to 4:00PM


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Flatlanders's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Well that was fun! Half a day rain spend inside, half a day sunny spend in the maze. Highly entertaining and definitely something else from all the nature and views ;) Worth the entree-fee. Enjoyable, felt like a kid. Crazy amount of puzzles in the cafe, nice extra treat.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Maze and illusion room are great fun on a quieter day...especially if you get there upon opening. On a busy day don't bother to do the paid entry, but do stopoff, stretch legs and refresh. There is a gift/souvenier shop, cafe and toilet to use, along with free puzzle tables in the welcome area to entertain while you wait.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Leesa Teuber

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

We visited 6 years and more exhibits have been added which is good. Maze is a little bit rundown but till fun.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jaroslav Kacmar


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice place for families as well as people without kids. Cafe has limited selection but it was ok and you can solve various puzzles while you eat. Shop was plenty of interesting puzzles/toys/books.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Ranking: 8/10

Great fun for the whole family.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Corbin Hure

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Really fun and reasonably cheap considering the amount of tourists around. Great to spend a lot of the day there.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Award-2-24px Congratulations Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World Wanaka

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Claudia Klinge


Ranking: 9/10

Funny place to stay for a few hours. Interesting illusions and many interactive things to do. Not a must see but nevertheless very nice.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Dita Vasquez


Ranking: 8/10

Fun for the kids and interesting for the adults. Lots of optical illusions and curious things.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016