FAQs

ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY

That way you can enjoy the full Escape Hunt experience without any rush.

YOUR VALUABLES WILL BE SAFE

Got bags, phones or laptops? These will be in the room with you during your game so there is no need to worry.

WHAT HAPPENS ON THE HUNT, STAYS ON THE HUNT

We humbly beg you not to share the secrets of your escape. Oh, and no pictures please!

Escape Hunter Essential Info

AM I LOCKED IN THE ROOM?

Our rooms meet New Zealand’s health and safety regulations so although we ‘lock’ you in the room, as required by law, you are able to exit the room at any time if you choose to. There is an emergency exit button beside each locked door that when pushed releases the door instantly allowing you to exit.

In the event of a power cut or if the fire alarm is triggered, all doors open immediately. We have two clearly lit emergency exits in case of an emergency. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact us on 489 4999 or [email protected]

DO YOU OFFER CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING AND EVENTS?

Escape Hunt offers events that are incredibly fun, universally engaging and, research shows, can be very beneficial for corporate team building. Throw in a private event space, catering options, cake if it’s your birthday, and timeslots everyday of the week, it’s an ideal corporate, hen’s, stag or birthday party experience! We even have special kids party packages!

To get more details, please see our Events page or send us an email: auc[email protected]

CAN I BUY A GIFT VOUCHER?

Gift Vouchers can be purchased 24/7 online through our secure payment gateway. Gift Vouchers are emailed automatically on payment. They can also be purchased in the Escape Hunt branch at 495 Lake Road, Takapuna.

Escape Hunt gift vouchers make the perfect present for friends and family. You can avoid the shops and buy them a unique experience they won’t forget!

All gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

You can buy a gift voucher here

WHAT GAMES DO YOU HAVE AT ESCAPE HUNT?

Which adventure at Escape Hunt?  We have 5 rooms at Escape Hunt split into 3 different adventures.  Each has an exciting and different theme. We also have a new outdoor game, Fugitive Hunt, where up to 5 teams can race at the same time.

Can we play against each other in different adventures?  Our 5 game rooms are separate but are split into 3 themes with 2 sets of duplicate rooms (Lost in the Forest & The Great Trophy Heist) and a 5th room (Island Shipwreck). The duplicate rooms have the same mystery to solve to allow for two teams to compete against each other.  This way you can book as a group of up to 10 people, split into 2 groups and then compete against each other. So if you have an urge to compete, try it, it’s great fun as we start the countdown timer at exactly the same moment – up to 30 people!

Can you tell us more about the adventures?

Lost in the Forest (2 rooms) is a Beginner or Intermediate room (you can choose your preferred level when you book).
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.

The Great Trophy Heist (2 rooms) is a Beginner or Intermediate room (you can choose your preferred level when you book). 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. Note: no rugby knowledge required

Island Shipwreck is a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced room (you can choose your preferred level when you book). 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.

Fugitive Hunt is an outdoor game that can accommodate up to 5 teams at the same time. 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.

WHEN CAN I PLAY ESCAPE HUNT?

What hours are you open?  We are open from 10:00am until 10:00pm, 7 days a week.  Our first adventure starts each day at 10:00am and the last at 8.30pm.  We close after the last adventurers complete there room around 10:00pm.

What if I arrive late?  This is a LIVE adventure concept so unfortunately if you arrive late, you may NOT be able to play for a full hour.  It is really important to try to arrive on time for the benefit of your fellow adventurers too. As we may have games booked after yours, the game may have to start without you or your game time will be reduced. We highly recommend to arrive 10 minutes before the start of your game!

Do I need to book in advance?  Yes, we operate a sophisticated booking and calendar system here on our website.  Bookings always fill up quickly therefore we highly recommend booking online to get the slot you want.

How do I book?  Booking is really simple.  Go to our bookings page and follow these simple steps –

1. Choose your group size.  We allow from 2 – 6 players.  Less than 2 means you want to play alone.  It’s hard but you can if you really want (but you need to pay for 2 players).  More than 6 players is possible too – just book 2 or more rooms and spread your team across those rooms.  You will start at the same time and play against each other.

2. Choose your room theme.  There is a description on the booking site and more information in our FAQs here on another page but all games are great to play.

3. Choose your preferred date and time.  By clicking on all the games you get more choice of dates and times.  The chances are you will find a free slot on one of the rooms so check them all one by one!

4. Choose the game and pay.  You should have no problems paying by credit card using our online system. If you do encounter problems please contact us on 489 4999 or [email protected].

Important notes: to book multiple rooms select them one by one then pay together at checkout.  To book more than 6 months ahead, contact us.

HOW DO I PLAY ESCAPE HUNT?

To answer this now would give away the whole surprise so let’s just say it is one of the most exhilarating ways to spend 90 minutes with your friends.  The adventure lasts 60 minutes but you should arrive 10 minutes before for your briefing.  The adventure itself involves escaping from a room themed according to a historic mystery.  Solve the mystery and escape.  Sounds simple?  Just try!

Can I play on my own?  Our games are all designed for 2 – 6 players. We are happy to accommodate you as a solo player but remember it will be hard work!  It is also a lot of extra work for our game masters so we need to still charge our minimum rate of 2 players.

So how many people should play?  We have tested all sorts of numbers but the ideal is a group of 2 – 6 players.  For this reason we are quite strict about these team sizes now as we want to ensure each and every Escape Hunt experience is excellent…If you are a group of 6 or more we suggest you play 3 vs 3 against each other. You can book two rooms of 3 players at the same time…Let the competition begin.

WHERE IS ESCAPE HUNT?

495 Lake Road, right in the heart of Takapuna, North Shore City, Auckland in between the BNZ and Westpac banks. Street parking is available nearby or in the Shore City shopping centre.

WHAT IS ESCAPE HUNT?

Escape Hunt is a unique adventure based on the classic “escape the room” online games now popular in many countries around the world. Escape Hunt is proud to take inspiration from these great games yet offer something totally unique.

We offer a true “experience” where your challenge is to solve unique and historic mysteries.  As a team you play against the clock in one of our rooms to solve the mystery and thereby find your escape. The whole experience lasts for 90 minutes including the briefing, the game itself is 60 minutes. Our games are available to groups from 2 players up to 5 players in your own private room and we can accommodate up to 10 teams playing at once in our escape rooms and our outdoor game.

Who can play Escape Hunt?  Escape Hunt is aimed at anyone with a sense of fun who likes puzzles.  We have intentionally designed the adventures to appeal to different age groups, genders and backgrounds.  All of our themes at Escape Hunt are suitable for all ages and are family friendly, there are no adult themes, gore or frights.

How much does Escape Hunt cost?  Prices start from $30 INCL GST per adult (child $25, student $29). Game prices are per person and depend on the number of players. To book, simply go to our booking page and select your group size, choice of game room, date and time and then pay using our secure system with credit card . It’s as easy as that! We can confidently say the adventure will be well worth the money and a memorable experience.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I PLAY WITH?

We allow 2-6 people to play in each room. If you’ve got more people, two of our themes are installed identically in 2 rooms, so you can book 2 rooms and compete against each other.

If you’ve got a big group of people, we can accommodate up to 60 or more people at a time between our games. See our events page to get details on larger groups.