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  • A puzzling adventure for the whole family

    2010-10-05

    The town of Queenstown in New Zealand is known worldwide as a great destination for adventure travel, especially skiing and high-octane thrills like jet boat rides. Yet just outside the hotspot, in the small town of Wanaka, lies an adventure that is decidedly less adrenaline-pumping - yet still tons of fun.

    Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World isn't a typical theme park, with no roller coasters, rides or cotton candy. That doesn't stop it from being a great choice for the whole family.

    The park instead offers guests a chance to take a tour of some "puzzling" attractions. Guests can see some of the most interesting optical illusions in New Zealand, some of which may leave them scratching their head. Kids and adults will be challenged to figure out how a billiard ball can roll upwards on a table or how they appear to shrink as they cross a room.

    Outside, they'll be challenged to solve a gigantic walk-through maze or figure out the mystery of the park's own leaning tower, which it claims bends at an angle greater than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


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