Auckland, North Island

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Escape HQ ~ Auckland's best escape rooms adventures!

Island Shipwreck

Island Shipwreck - escape the wreck and signal a passing ship or perish alone!

Lost in the Forest

Lost on the Milford Track ~ find shelter and signal for help!

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Prepare for an exhilarating hour of fun and entertainment!

Fugitive Hunt

Head onto Auckland's streets for an outdoor game!

Escape HQ

Auckland's best escape rooms!

Prepare for an exhilarating hour of fun and entertainment! Choose your game and then expect to be challenged, as you find clues and solve puzzles using logic and problem-solving skills. Our friendly Games Masters are always available to help and will carefully tailor the experience to suit you. With five unique game rooms, a spacious lounge and an outdoor game we can cater for groups from 2 to 72 people, ages 7+. Perfect for team building, birthday parties, friends and family – Escape HQ is great whatever the occasion.

~ Choose your adventure   ~ Get locked in   ~ Find clues and solve puzzles   ~ Race the clock to escape

The Rooms

Great Trophy Heist

It’s 1987 and the Rugby World Cup final is underway at Eden Park. However, with 60 minutes remaining until the trophy presentation, police receive an emergency call – the trophy has been stolen.  The stadium is on lock down. The thief is still somewhere inside.  As detectives, you must collect the evidence, find the thief and recover the trophy in time.

Lost in the Forest

Confident of your hiking abilities, you and your friends head off on the treacherous Milford Track without a guide. But, after days of battling severe weather you become lost.  You have 60 minutes to find food, water and shelter and send a signal for help.

Fugitive Hunt
An outdoor game.

A robbery has taken place and the international fugitives are on the run in New Zealand. They plan to sell the stolen items in 60 minutes to a predetermined buyer.  As detectives, you must discover the location of the exchange and the identity of the buyer. Time is running out on this fugitive hunt.

Island Shipwreck

After mining in Australian goldfields, you begin your return journey to London. However, violent conditions throw your ship against the rocks off Auckland Islands.  You have 60 minutes to escape onto the beach and signal a passing ship or perish alone on the uninhabited island.

Other information

Play head to head ~ book two rooms of the same game and play against your mates!  Available for Lost in the Forest and the Great Trophy Hunt.

Price: children are $25 per person (7-14 years), students are $29 per person and adults are from $30-$38 depending on the number in your group.

Kids Parties

A great activity for adults and children alike that is perfect for parties!  Come to Escape HQ and see why our kids parties are so popular! Kids love racing the clock and other teams in our themed escape rooms. The excitement is contagious as children work together to find clues, solve puzzles and escape the room while having a blast!

Package One - game only

A fantastic 1 hour escape room experience in our themed rooms with option for teams to race head-to-head in our duplicate rooms.

– Escape HQ themed birthday invitation
– Birthday person plays for free (one game free with minimum of 9 other children, value of $25)
– 1 adult entry per team to supervise (free of charge)
– Themed dress up and photoshoot
– Complimentary water, tea, coffee and biscuits for teams and waiting parents to enjoy in our spacious themed lounge.
$25 per child for 5-30 players
Duration: 1.5 hours

Package Two - game + BYO food

Package One + reserved space in our spacious lounge for 45 minutes after the game to enjoy your own food and/or cake.
$30 per child for 5-30 players
Duration: 1.5 hours

Package Three - game + catered food

Package One + reserved space in our spacious lounge for 45 minutes after the game to enjoy party food (kids' snack box or pizza).
BYO cake or we can supply (extra cost).
$39 per child for 5-30 players
Duration: 1.5 hours

Package Four - game maximiser

Package One + a second escape room game.
Food options available, please enquire.
$40 per child for 5-30 players
Duration: 1.5 hours

Read more on Escape HQ Birthday Parties here >>

School Groups and School Holiday Programmes

Escape HQ is brilliant for school groups and school holiday programmes. Our amazing adventures are the perfect way to build team spirit, inspire creative problem solving, or reward children for a job well done.
The ultimate in unique and innovative group events. Choose between our exhilarating indoor escape rooms or an adrenalin-pumping outdoor game racing around Takapuna (12+), or play both!

Read more on Escape HQ School Programmes here >>

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.