After photo taking, we left for Puzzling World, Wanaka, an unique attraction with their theme of "puzzling eccentricity". Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World has the world's first 3-D maze, a large "puzzling café" where guests could try out several puzzles freely, five large rooms of optical illusions, the Leaning Tower of Wanaka (which has a backwards clock that was started on the eve of the new millennium with which the whole structure lean at an angle of 53 degrees to the ground) and other attractions (such as the Roman Bathrooms and colorful houses with eccentric architecture ) that ascribe to their theme of "puzzling eccentricity".
Puzzling World for many years have a Psychic Challenge, offered a monetary prize of NZ$100,000.00 for anybody who can prove themselves to have psychic powers; to use their powers to locate a specific item located somewhere in Puzzling World's area. To date the $100,000 prize goes unclaimed, although more than 5 "professional" psychics have attempted the challenge. You can try your power and luck but prepare NZD1,000 as an official fee. If you failed, the money will be given to charity.
|Leaning 53 degree Tower of Wanaka|
|Roman's Style Toilet|
Some of us were surprised to see some 'man' at ladies,
thought that she entered the wrong toilet
|What do u see? Love or Hate?|
*From the Ilussion Room*
Some attractions are free, some need to pay entrance fee (Illusion room and Maze, @ NZ$14.00, or both NZ$17.50, as per December 12).
About 10.50AM, we left Puzzling World. About 10 min drive, when we passing by Lake Hawea, the driver could not resist the temptation of the beauty in front of us. We stopped at Lake Hawea for photo taking ........ Blue sky, blue water........
|The Gate of Haast|
|The Gate of Haast|
|Fish and Chips|
More information about the road from Wanaka to Haast can be read here.
We continued our journey to Franz Josef. When we saw the road sign shows that there is a salmon farm at the nearby area, we all were excited to stop over and buy more fresh salmon for our dinner ............ We found the Southwest Land Salmon Farm, Paringa. Take a sip of their hot choco and toilet break .....
|Franz Josef Holiday Home|
|One of 3 bedrooms|
Our dinner tonight was salmon soup ..........
|Our menu for Dinner..|