Phone: +64 3 443 0011 | Freephone: 0800 108 311 | Sargood Drive, PO Box 61, Lake Wanaka 9343, New Zealand | Email:

Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World

Wanaka $12.00 - $20.00 (NZD)
Tumbling Towers Roman Toilets The Great Maze Puzzle Centre assistance Ames Illusion Room
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Welcome to Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness!

Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World is a world unique attraction that for over 40 years has been fascinating visitors with their theme of puzzling eccentricity

Stop and take a look at the Tumbling Towers. There are FOUR leaning towers in one group and another, The Leaning Tower of Wanaka that leans an amazing fifty-three degrees!

Walk into one of the most bizarre Cafes you will ever see! Nourish yourself with refreshments while testing your skills with the many Puzzles on the tables. Look up and you’ll see a huge kaleidoscope above. We have staff on hand to help out if required and the huge selection of puzzles, games, books and artwork for sale ensure all ages, abilities and temperament are covered!

Then you MUST visit our unusual Public Toilets with an extra room that is an imitation of an old Roman-Style bathroom. A magnificent mural on the wall carries this remarkable room on into the distance.

If you think what you have seen so far is fascinating, why not enter Puzzling World’s Illusion Rooms? From a large display of 3-D Hologram photos, a room where 168 famous faces seem to follow you, one where you appear to shrink or grow, another room where objects look to glide uphill and a new gallery filled with incredible illusionary sculptures these amazing rooms must be seen to be believed and will challenge your perceptions of reality.

Outside, The Great Maze encourages problem solving, exercise and fun. Puzzling World invented the modern styled maze with over-bridges 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 in the design!

Make an enquiry
Duncan Spear
+64 3 443 7489
+64 27 315 4695
+64 3 443 7486
188 Wanaka-Luggate
Highway 84


May to Oct: Daily,8.30am to 5.30pm, with last entry at 5.00pm Nov to April: Daily,8.30am to 6.00pm, with last entry at 5.30pm Xmas Day: 10am to 3pm, with last entry 2.30pm

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Restaurant: Cafe - hot/cold cabinet items. 8.30am to 5pm
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