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Escape Quest Queenstown - Can You Escape The Room In Time?

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Escape Quest Queenstown

Escape Quest

Escape Rooms and VR Escape Games

Choose your mission!  Escape Quest features exciting, time-travelling, crime-solving escape rooms or fantastical, larger-than-life, mind-blowing VR Escape Adventures!

VR Escape Games >>

Play at Home Escape Games >>

Escape Rooms >>

Augmented Reality Outdoor Escape Game >>


Escape Rooms

Teams of 2-5 people are locked in a themed room and have 60 minutes to search for clues and solve puzzles in order to solve the crime and escape the room.
Escape Quest's Escape Rooms is a fun, bonding family experience. Embrace kiwi ingenuity and teamwork to hunt for clues and solve the puzzles. As time travelling detectives,  you'll be back to Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush with a mission: solve the crime and escape the room in 60 minutes! Race the clock or compete in teams to solve the mysteries... dress the part for your fun, family photo. New, exciting and incredibly fun!  Minimum age 7 years - we suggest the puzzles would be too hard for under 7 year olds, though they may accompany you for FREE and be part of the fun. Adult supervision for children under 15 recommended

The Games - Ability levels

Gold Heist in the Gold Rush
Based on a real gold robbery, the biggest gold heist in Queenstown's history!
* Technology = Low
* Integrated Mechanics = High
* Degree of Difficulty = Moderate

Murder in the Prince of Wales Hotel 2
Based on a real gang of gold rush bandits!  
* Technology = High
* Integrated Mechanics = High
* Degree of Difficulty = Moderate

Murder in the Old Man Range
Based on a real gold rush murder!
* Technology = High
* Integrated Mechanics = High
* Degree of Difficulty = Moderate/High

 Jackpot in the Miners Cottage
Hunt for the Gold Rush’s greatest treasure, the mother lode of the world’s richest river!
* Technology = Moderate
* Integrated Mechanics = High
* Degree of Difficulty = High

Price: $38-$44 per person depending on the number of people in your group.

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Read more what makes an Amazing Escape Experience - what goes into creating your experience >>


VR Escape Games

The VR Escape Games are no video game ~ the technology is mind-blowing and you will truly forget you are in Queenstown as you are whisked away to the other side of the planet for an action-packed, immersive and totally interactive adventure.

You will definitely want to do this more than once and that's great because there are several state-of-the-art adventures to choose from!  Talk about being in another world - the technology of this game is incredible.
You will work as a team, with groups of 2 or 4 (maximum 8 in the room at one time).  You'll be exploring in the guise of an awesome adventurer and if you can recognise your family (watch out, they may be Indiana Jones or Lara Croft Tomb Raider!) you need to talk and explore together to solve puzzles and escape.
In your new, mystical world you'll be throwing things to each other, perhaps scaling the inner walls of a pyramid (seriously, your friends can watch as you climb!), firing arrows at mysterious targets and .... well so much more but we don't want to give it away!
When you finish you're almost dazed to find yourself back in Queenstown - the adventure is so recent and so real!

Price: from $48 per person (for over an hour of adventure)
Minimum age 12 years

VR Escape Games are at the Steamer Wharf location:
Ground Floor, Steamer Wharf Building
88 Beach Street, Queenstown
Discover a different world in our VR Escape Games >>


Augmented Reality Outdoor Escape Game

Assemble your team and the lost artifact to save Queenstown!

During the 1860s gold rush, the notorious gang of bandits, led by Henry Garrett, kept their loot in a booby trapped safe. The code to the safe was kept in an analogue computer. When Henry Garrett was eventually caught and arrested, he separated the analogue computer into 5 pieces. The pieces were hidden and both the safe and the artifact were eventually lost to time…now in present day Queenstown the safe has been unearthed during construction work and the booby trap countdown has been triggered!

Detectives, you have one hour to find the missing pieces and assemble the lost artifact to disarm the booby trap, open the safe and save Queenstown! Navigate the streets of Queenstown, discover its gold rush history and complete your mission triumphant!
Based on real people from Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush.

Grab your team and play our Outdoor Escape Game!

Play at Home Escape Room Games

A perfect at home/lockdown/rainy day or family and friends fun time activity!

Find the Missing Gold Escort right from your own home.  Everyone can join in and you receive all you need to create the puzzles and solve the mystery!

Missing Gold Escort

Find the gold before the bandits do!  A gold escort has disappeared whilst travelling to a secret location for a gold pick up.

Is it lost in the gold fields surrounding Queenstown? Or has it been held up by bandits?

Using only your wit and clues left behind by the gold escort driver, rescue the missing gold escort and get the gold to the gold bank.

But be quick, bandits are everywhere in this beautiful but lawless frontier.

Internet access & printer required to escape

$30 NZD (US$21, £15 approx.) flat rate per game. No limit on team size!

Pressing the buy now button will forward you to our Secret & Secure game server for Detective verification and payment:


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