A YEAR TO SAVOUR AT PUZZLING WORLD
Now the bumper crowds have departed, the team at Wanaka’s Puzzling World have the chance to reflect on an incredible 2016/17 season, one filled with record visitor numbers, refurbishments, new initiatives and an award that recognises the business’ achievements.
The start of the year was marked with an exhibition housed within the new Sculptillusion Gallery titl ed “Just Ad Illusions”, showcasing campaigns used by local and international brands celebrating the use of illusions.
February saw enormous growth in Chinese visitors over their new year holidays, helping the business reach 200,000 admissions for the first time in a calendar year.
Puzzling World’s theme of continual re-development meant a complete overhaul of café cabinetry, chillers, warmers and countertops greeted winter 2016, a timely focus on a popular part of the business.
November gave the business huge encouragement when it picked up not only the Outstanding in Tourism award but also the Supreme award at the inaugural Ignite Wanaka Awards.
For Christmas, 2016, Puzzeta money was launched, extending the theme of “own world” status Puzzling World’s Puzzports offered. Now, 10,20 and 50PZ notes featuring heroes from its world can be bought to gift or spend.
What’s next for 2017? You’ll just have come and see Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness to find out for yourself.