Welcome to Wanaka’s wonderful world of Weirdness.
For over 50 years this remarkable business has entertained and amazed visitors of all ages, attracted to this beautiful part of the world. Offering the world’s first “modern-styled” Great Maze, incredible Illusion Rooms, a Puzzle Centre/Café, large Gift Shop and eccentric architecture and Oddities. We are possibly the most photographed attraction in New Zealand.
Located in the heart of the breathtaking Southern Lakes region of the South Island of New Zealand, Puzzling World is set amongst 7 acres of rolling lawns, trees and gardens at the entrance to Wanaka, 2kms from the lakefront.
A visit to Puzzling World will be one of your most memorable experiences and is a must-see attraction on your New Zealand itinerary.
We are open from 9am every day. Last admission time is 4.30pm. Puzzling World is just two kilometres from Lake Wanaka and a one hour fifteen minute drive from Queenstown.
Puzzle Cafe – Puzzling World isn’t just about filling your head with conundrums, challenges and contests. With a seasonally inspired menu, the onsite café allows visitors the chance to grab a bite to eat or a drink, then engage the brain with the many individual puzzles and two-person brain teasers on offer. Trained staff are on hand to help if required! Over winter, burgers, toasties, panini’s, noodles, pasta and soup add to our pie, sandwich, slice and muffin favourites, while in summer, wraps, salad and sushi are there to help fill the belly and fire the brain. If extra ‘stimulation’ is required, barista-made coffee is also on hand to help! Group catering is available with menu plans to suit any taste and budget.
Team Building at Puzzling World – Whether it be an “Amaze-ing Race” through our Great Maze (find the 4 towers, locate the puzzle pieces and solve with your team), testing the crew on their puzzling prowess “Tantrix sets” or “Balancing Brains”, or taking a guided tour through our Illusion Rooms we have the perfect mix of activities requiring teamwork, exercise, task setting and memory games to help make a team perform.
Conference & Events at Puzzling World, Wanaka – Whether a large indoor venue or outdoor space is required, Puzzling World has the ability to help make the chosen event a memorable one for all concerned. Having hosted conference evenings, receptions, plays, concerts, community fairs, sponsored events, council meetings, cocktail functions and many other events we have a proven ability to deliver a unique venue.
On-site attractions include:
- Leaning & Tumbling Towers
- The Great Maze (Labyrinth)
- Hologram Hall
- Hall of Following Faces
- Ames Room
- Tilted House
- Puzzle Centre & Cafe
- Gift Shop
- Roman Style Toilets
- The Sculptillusion Gallery