Directions by Car

Puzzling World is located two kilometres from Lake Wanaka on the main highway heading north from town. We are found two hours from Haast, two hours from Tekapo or just over one hour from Queenstown. For more information on Wanaka, visit

Transport options

Many shuttle buses run between Queenstown and Wanaka, we recommend either: Ritchies Transport, or Intercity.

For taxis from Wanaka to Puzzling World, we recommend Yello! and Wana-Taxi.

Puzzling World Junior Challenge Triathlon

Join hundreds of budding triathletes, aged from 5 to 11 in our major sponsorship event, the Puzzling World Junior Challenge. Racing on one of the most scenic courses in the world this event kicks off the Challenge Wanaka triathlon series and offers fun, competition and prizes for all!  

Sustainable Tourism Commitment

As a signatory on the NZ Tourism Industry Association's Sustainability Commitment we've joined the fast-growing group of tourism operators who are working to make a positive difference. With the aim to see every New Zealand tourism business committed to sustainability by 2025 we're proud to be making this journey and have made many operational changes to help us achieve the goals set out here.




Address:  188 Wanaka-Luggate Hwy 
(Hwy 84), Wanaka 9382
Phone: +64 (03) 443 7489
Post: PO Box 95, Wanaka,
New Zealand


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Summer Hours

October to April

Open: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Last admission: 5.00pm


Winter Hours

May to September

Open: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Last admission: 4.30pm


Christmas Day




* We close inside 30 minutes after last admission (Illusion Rooms & Puzzle Centre) however ticket holders can begin the Great Maze after this time as this is outdoors. 


Contact us!
Heidi Landsborough
Managing Director
Duncan Spear
Operations & Marketing Manager