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Puzzling World in Wanaka

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by Aleisha (subscribe)
Perth - Writer - Mum - Traveller - Business Owner - Storyteller. Instagram: @cloudsofwhitetravel
Published March 8th 2015
Problem solvers wanted
If you like a challenge, love to solve brain teasers and enjoy optical illusions Puzzling World is the place to go.

Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World is about 65 kilometres north-east of Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island. The attraction started as a giant maze in the 1970s and has been expanded since then to include a number of illusion rooms. Now, I don't want to give away too much about the illusions visitors get to see and touch but it's true to say that the visual trickery and challenges continue throughout the whole Puzzling World experience.



The Great Maze provides a physical and mental activity as participants are challenged to find their way to all four coloured towers. Those who want to go a step further can challenge themselves by having to get to each tower in a particular order.



Inside in the Illusion Rooms there are a number of wacky photo opportunities and weird examples of how maths and science can be a whole to of fun. And it's not just for kids and not beyond the littlies- there is something for everyone.





Make sure you set aside plenty of spare time to take on the many puzzle challenges in the Puzzle Centre, where you can also enjoy a snack from the cafe (and ask the staff for help when you find yourself totally stumped).



There is also a really cool gift store full of plenty of puzzles to take home and test your friends and family's skills. By the way, the bathrooms are also worth a visit.



There are options to visit just the Great Maze or just the Illusion Rooms but for a combo of the two it costs $14 for kids, $20 for adults or $61 for a family pass. Puzzling Wold is open every day from 8.30am.
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Phone: 64 (03) 443 7489
Where: Wanaka
Cost: From $12 for kids
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