This was the original maze in New Zealand, since then they have become very popular, so much so that New Zealand are actually exporting them!
The maze is incredibly frustrating! You have to visit the four corner towers before making your way to the centre. After finding two nad walking up and down the same passage and round and round 15 times at least, I give up. I get easily bored, and this place frustrates me.
The illusion rooms have to be seen to be believed. The first is a room full of holograms, certainly the best and most interesting holograms I have ever seen.
Next is the Hall of Followinf Faces, where pictures of famous faces have that annoying habit that their faces seem to follow you around the room. Very impressive! How do they do that?
Lastly, in the perspective room, people look unnaturally tall or short with the help of clever mirrors. Weird.
The floor and walls of this house has been built at an angle of 15 degrees. When you stan dup straight, it gives the impression that you are in fact leaning. It is a really strange sensation!
If you look at the photo, you can see Brent standing straight on the bottom rung of a ladder attached to the wall. Behind him on the wall, is a picture showing the correct horizontal line as well as the angle created by the illusion.
As soon as you arrive, you notice all these eccentric buildings scattered about.
“The Leaning Tower of Wanaka” is the first you notice. The leans a remarkable fifty-three degrees and balances on one corner!
The large clock on the tower actually runs backwards. It was started on the stroke of the millennium and is ticking backwards into the 20th century!
The main building called “The Four Leaning Towers”. These four towers are all balanced at different angles.
Walking along the “Illusion Pathway” towards the entrance to the Cafe, all you see at first is the multi-coloured concrete, but after a while you notice its three dimensional illusion
Something fun and different. Good for kids but also fun for adults too. An entire museum of games and optical illusions. Worth checking out when taking a break from parasailing and jet boating in Wanaka.
This is a very interesting museum that revolves around illusions. One room focuses on holograms and another consists of a wall of famous faces (such as Albert Einstein) that appear to follow you as you move. There is also a room that makes you appear either very tall or very short. Finish it off by wandering through a giant size maze.
We went into the Maze which took us about 1 hour to do the difficult challenge. Loads of walking involved but great fun. We found it hard to find the exit. There are emergency exits if you need them. Here's a picture of the maze.
This is a great for a half day activity. There's loads of little rooms with different activities.We went into the Maze which took us about 1 hour to do the difficult challenge. Loads of walking involved but great fun. We found it hard to find the exit. There are emergency exits if you need them. In the Coffee shop there's loads of different hand held puzzles. I could only do one of them!!!