Lake Wanaka Travel Guide

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Lake Wanaka Highlights

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     Very relaxing area 

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     not many activities 

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     A Great place 

Lake Wanaka Things to Do

  • The Maze

    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...

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  • Illusion Rooms

    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,...

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  • Tilted House

    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...

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  • Stuart Lansborough's Puzzling World

    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...

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  • Puzzling World

    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.

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  • Puzzling World

    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.

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Lake Wanaka Restaurants

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    by Lozza_9 Written Sep 24, 2002

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    Open from 7am for all day breakfast and pancakes and Muesli. They also serve Giant Sandwiches,bakes potatoes,nachos,soup and much more. Home made muffins and cakes. Over 30 different ice-creams. Open 7 days.

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Lake Wanaka Transportation

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    by dragontml Updated Jan 15, 2004


    I travelled here with the Magic bus and decided to stay one nite. Good decision, as this place is lovely !

    Lake Wanaka is approximately 2 hours from a settlement called Haast. It is a very beautiful and scenic drive, and is highly recommended.

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Lake Wanaka Favorites

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    by grets Written Sep 21, 2004

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    Favorite thing: I loved the Tilted House, and the strange feeling inside.

    The room is on a slant - very confusing to the senses. You feel as if you're drunk, a chair slides upwards (?), you are leaning away from the wall and generally falling about. It is really good fun and worth a visit.

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