Can you solve the crime and escape the room in 60 minutes? Escape Quest is a real-life escape game for 2-5 people. Embrace kiwi ingenuity and teamwork to hunt for clues, crack the codes and solve the puzzles. Uniquely Queenstown, Escape Quest is new, exciting and incredibly fun!!!
Escape Quest will take you back to Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush with its rivers of fortune, mines, gold banks and Victorian splendour. Play with your friends, family or colleagues. You’ll need all the help you can get to win the race against the clock or compete in teams, with 2 of our games each having 2 identical rooms.
ESCAPE QUEST QUEENSTOWN GAMES
Queenstown’s scenery is stunning, but looking for a serious mountain to climb? Play Escape Quest and embrace the challenge, you only have 60 minutes to solve a mountain of mysteries and escape!
MURDER IN THE PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL
150 years ago the Mountaineer building, where Escape Quest is today, was the luxurious Prince of Wales hotel, where people ate, drank and danced. Victoria Silk has been murdered by poisonous wine in the hotel’s sitting room. Was this a crime of passion? Who is the murderer? Hurry, the clock is ticking.
GOLD HEIST IN THE GOLD BANK
It’s the 1860s gold rush and Queenstown is a bustling gold mining town. The biggest gold heist Queenstown has ever experienced has just happened. The gold bank has been robbed. As a team of detectives you’ll step into the gold bank and hunt for clues. But be quick, you only have 60 minutes.
RANSOM FOR GOLD IN THE MINERS COTTAGE (ADVANCED)
In the rugged, isolated beauty of Skippers Canyon, a miner and his wife have disappeared after finding the largest gold nugget ever found. Their children have received a ransom note: their parents’ lives in exchange for the gold nugget. Step into the miner’s cottage, find the nugget and solve the crime.
Escape Quest is Queenstown’s unique “escape the room” game. 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 takes players back to Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush and each game has its own unique storyline and puzzles based on this early settler period. We have 3 games and each has a different crime to be solved: Murder in the Prince of Wales; Gold Heist in the Gold Bank; and Ransom in the Miner’s Cottage.
Escape Quest has 5 game rooms and each team of 2-5 people have their own dedicated, private game room. You’ll also have your own dedicated Escape Quest facilitator who will ensure your experience is fast paced and great fun.
If you have a group larger than 5 people, you can book multiple rooms. 2 of our games have 2 identical game rooms so teams can play head-to-head. We have a gorgeous, comfortable lounge area so it’s perfect for larger groups including corporates, sports teams, hens & bucks parties.
Escape Quest is not scary and does not require any physical strength or fitness. It’s a fun, safe environment, so it’s great for all ages from 7 years and up. We recommend that children between 7 and 14 years are accompanied by an adult. We don’t recommend our games for children under 7 years because the level of problem solving required is likely to be confusing and too difficult for young children.
Whilst the rooms are locked, players can exit the room at any time via a release button. This release button is not part of the game but is there for your comfort and safety. You can also communicate with your Escape Quest facilitator at any time throughout the experience.
Escape Quest has fantastically themed game rooms that offer an unrivalled experience. After you’ve played the game you can also dress up in Victorian period costumes and have team photos. We’re open 7 days per week from 10am to 10pm.
To book your experience, please click on the “book now” button and select your preferred day and time.
Escape Quest is an incredibly fun way to spend 90 minutes!! It’s challenging, surprising, intriguing, inspirational, bonding and just amazing fun! You’ll learn so much about yourself and your friends, family, colleagues or partner as you work together in a race against the clock to the escape the room in 60 minutes. It’s genuinely social and interactive as a live experience. And it’s a new, exciting concept that everyone aged 7 years and up can play together. Being unique to Queenstown, Escape Quest will also introduce you to this beautiful region’s colourful, gold rush history. As you step back in time to Queenstown in the 1860s, you’ll be immersed in our stunning gold rush themed game rooms. It’s an exhilarating experience, especially when you escape in time!!
Select “book now” on the website’s menu bar and follow the prompts to select your preferred day and time and complete payment.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & PayPal for payment on our website. We don’t accept American Express or Discover over the counter.
Alternatively, please call us on +64 (0)3 442 4948 and we can book your experience over the phone. You can also visit us in Queenstown and book in person on Level 1, Mountaineer building, 32 Rees St, Queenstown. We’re right in the centre of the town.
Please note that Escape Quest is a live escape game and consequently once a booking is confirmed we cannot offer refunds.
We recommend allowing 90 minutes to complete an Escape Quest game. You’ll need a few minutes before you start the game to check in and be briefed by your Escape Quest facilitator. The game itself is a maximum of 60 minutes. You’ll also have the opportunity to dress up in Victorian costume and have team photos after you’ve completed the game.
We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes prior to your game start time to allow time to check in. We have a super comfortable lounge area for you to wait in.
Escape Quest is located right in the centre of Queenstown at Level 1, Mountaineer Building, 32 Rees Street. Enter the building on Rees St, between Kathmandu and Quiksilver, and head straight up the stairs or take the lift to level 1. It’s walking distance from the steamer wharf and the nearest car park is at 12 Man St. Please click on “Contact Us” for a map and further details on public transport options.
Prices are NZ$38-$44 per person depending on the number of people per room. Please click on “Book Now” to view a full list of pricing.
Escape Quest is a world class escape game and is as challenging as anything you will find in London, Paris or Melbourne. All our quests are challenging, otherwise it wouldn’t be fun! We recommend everyone plays Gold Heist in the Gold Bank first, irrespective of being a first time player or highly experienced. A team is yet to find the Gold Bank easy and the all time record escape is over 40 minutes. Unless your Elon Musk & team of SpaceX engineers, go for the Gold Bank record first! If you have an awesome time (everyone does) then try our other Quests! You’ll have the most fun playing Gold Heist in the Gold Bank first, then Murder in the Prince of Wales, then Ransom in the Miner’s Cottage which is our advanced game and particularly challenging (and amazing!)
No, Escape Quest is a fun, safe environment suitable for all ages above 7 years old. It’s a thrilling experience racing against the clock to solve puzzles and crack codes, but it is not at all frightening. Whilst the game room is locked, there is a release button beside the door that enables you to leave the room at any time during the game. This release button is not part of the game, it is there to ensure your comfort and safety.
Escape Quest is great for children aged 7 years and up. We recommend that children aged 7-14 are accompanied by an adult. We don’t recommend Escape Quest for children under 7 years as the puzzles are likely to be too difficult and confusing for young children.
Each game room can accommodate 2-5 players. If you have a group of 6 or more people, you can book multiple rooms. Escape Quest has a total of 5 rooms. 2 of our games have 2 identical game rooms so teams can play head-to-head.
We have a gorgeous, comfortable lounge area so it’s perfect for larger groups including corporates, sports teams, hens & bucks parties. If you have a larger group, please feel free to call us on +64 (0)3 442 4948 and we can help you book the right rooms and times for your group.
Click “book now” to view all the games and rooms available.
You can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org, and our management will get back to you in 2-3 business days.
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Level 1 Mountaineer Building, 32 Rees Street, Queenstown 9300
+64 03 442 4948