New Zealand Wanaka Queenstown South Island Puzzling World
When you arrive at Puzzling World you will immediately notice the crazy architecture. One building has four eccentric Tumbling Towers. Another one is called the Leaning Tower of Wanaka. This tower has been pulled out of the ground and is balanced on one corner at an unbelievable 53 degrees! The Leaning Tower of Pisa only leans six degrees.
We've had a great time and taken many photos of the crazy buildings! - Manjusha, INDIA
We developed the first of the world's modern-style mazes. Designed to be a fascinating and enjoyable puzzle. 1.5km of passages - allow 30 minutes to one hour to achieve. Emergency doors for those with limited time, patience or energy! Adults, this maze is a lot of fun. It is designed to intrigue people of ALL ages.
The Great Maze was challenging, but what a sense of achievement when you do it! - Nicky, WALES
The Illusion Rooms of Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World have to be seen to be believed. Each room is an illusion in its own right. On entering you pass through the Hologram Hall. As there is nothing quite like this in the world we can only assure you that you will find our collection of amazing 3-D holograms fascinating!
Mind blowing, well worth coming too! - Supranee, THAILAND
Move on into the Hall of Following Faces illusion room where 168 giant models of famous faces seem to turn and follow you around the room. We invented this illusion room to offer our visitors a world unique encounter of being followed left and right, up and down by some very illustrious company.
Fantastique! My family have been blown away by these rooms! - Juliette, FRANCE
Carry on into the Ames Forced Perspective Room. The technique of this illusion was used in The Lord of the Rings film to create tall people and little people. The shape of this room is totally distorted although when viewed from outside through a window, the room looks perfectly normal. Prepare to be amazed!
It was so fun to see my friend and I shrink and grow as we moved around! - Louise, SWEDEN
Marking the biggest launch in over a decade this incredible building, by far the largest Illusion Room, is sure to impress. Themed around an illusionary sculpture garden, the gallery invites visitors to wander around the various larger-than-life exhibits that showcase visual trickery at its best. Featuring over 20 large sculptures, artworks and displays the building itself offers illusionary aspects within its design. From Living Walls, wave ceilings, stone carpet and hanging waterfalls the visitor is met with stunning creations from some of NZ’s finest artists.
Puzzling World is now even better! - Liv & Nic, NZ
Enter the Tilted House. The room is tilted at an angle of fifteen degrees. All the displays inside are normal yet when you enter the room the illusion is so strong that your brain is convinced the room cannot be sloping. The brain straightens up the room at the expense of the displays that seem to hang at impossible angles.
Fantastic and Mind Bending! - The Carter family, AUSTRALIA
Enter the Puzzling Café. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. There are tables of puzzling things to try while enjoying light refreshments. Our staff are on hand to help with and demonstrate the puzzles. Don't forget to look up - part of the ceiling is like a giant Kaleidoscope.
Friendly staff, fun puzzles and a great atmosphere, well done! - Bob, USA
Puzzling World also offers one of the largest gift shops in the country. From NZ-made wooden puzzles, string puzzles and metal creations to the latest family games, all ages and abilities are covered. A wide range of Illusion postcards, posters and books along with tourist collectables, t-shirts and oddities found only at Puzzling World!
We offer a world-wide postage service and a large online GIFT SHOP for those with no room in their suitcases!
Don't forget to visit the public toilets because even they are entertaining and worth a photograph! Apart from the usual ladies and gents, there is a third room - our Roman-style toilets! Designed to replicate Roman-style ablutions with a magnificent Diorama (mural).
Amazing, we thought we were in the wrong room! - Chu, CHINA