Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World specialises in puzzling eccentricity. For over 35 years this business has entertained and amazed visitors of all ages. Offering the world's first "modern-styled" Great Maze, incredible Illusion Rooms, a Puzzle Centre/Café, large Gift Shop and eccentric architecture and Oddities.
The Great Maze is a three-dimensional maze. It has 1.5km of passages and needs 30 minutes to one hour to complete. There are emergency doors for those who need to escape early.
188 Wanaka Luggate Hwy 84 Wanaka 9382
Availability: Check opening times on website.
Phone: +64 3 443 7489
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Two-Storey Wooden Maze
"Anybody used to the relatively simplistic approach of the typical hedge maze might be in for a bit of a surprise. The Puzzling World maze has a rather clever design guaranteed to frustrate those hoping to use typical maze tricks to find their way around.
For example, its 1.5 km of paths are bordered entirely by wooden panels. Since each fence panel looks like the next, it's hard to remember quite where you've already been. Now throw in towers in each corner, stairways and lengthy bridges and you have a whole new level of complexity.
You might think bridges and towers give you a chance to get an aerial view of the site to plan your escape. Not so.
The bridges themselves and part of the Puzzling World building complex obscure important views of junctions and blind alleys."
~ Exploring New Zealand