Central Otago, South Island

Declan Wong Illusionist magic ball

Declan Wong Illusionist

The 'prince of magic' has performed all over the world and presents a show in your home/chosen location that will delight all, from 5 year olds to adults.   
I am an illusionist and sleight of hand artist with 40 years’ experience. There is still nothing like seeing the childlike enthusiasm and wonder on peoples’ faces when they see magic, in the flesh and up close!
From experience, friends and guests of all ages are blown away by seeing magic as closely as they will see it with me. It’s likely to be the first and only personal experience of spending time with a magician.
I have worked in The Magic Castle in LA, as well as in venues in Japan, Hong Kong and NZ, and have performed in movies and on TV. I am now based in Queenstown, New Zealand.

House Parties

Enjoy a private show and see an illusionist up close – in the comfort of your home or accommodation in or around Queenstown, New Zealand!  I will be demonstrating an art that I have performed on stage and in movies and there is nothing like seeing this in real life and in your own home!
After the performance I will move on to close-up sleight of hand, interacting with you and your party, encouraging you to watch as closely as you like! You'll be amazed, wowed and perplexed!
This is the perfect complement to your house party and ideal for birthdays, special dinners or events, group get togethers, or simply for anyone who loves magic (and that's all of us, right!)


Approx length of show: one hour
Cost: $550 (regardless of number of people at the show)
Note: I will need to arrive about half an hour prior to showtime to assess the room and set up.
Price is inclusive of travel in the Queenstown area.
Outside area travel surcharge may apply as follows:
Queenstown: no travel charge
Arrowtown: no travel charge
Wanaka: $150
Glenorchy: $100
Cromwell: $100
Outside Region: please enquire

​Supper and Illusion Show

Visit the home of the Illusionist – The Magic House – for an evening of illusion!  Your Queenstown experience begins with a complimentary welcome glass of New Zealand wine (or non alcoholic beverage) and the sharing of a plate of Declan Wong's famous dumplings with a divine special sauce.
We'll follow with two more of Declan's chinese dishes, learned at his father's New York restaurants and including dishes not served in NZ restaurants.
We'll serve another glass of divine wine should you wish, to accompany the food.
And now the magic begins! Declan will wow you with an up-close and personal illusion show – demonstrating an art that he has performed on stage and in movies.
After his performance he will move on to close-up sleight of hand, interacting with you and encouraging you to watch as closely as you like! We guarantee you'll be amazed, wowed and perplexed!

Note: this experience is all about magic and the charge is for the Illusion show.
However we invite you to enjoy complimentary food and wine with us, your hosts.

Evening bookings from 6pm – 8pm at Arthurs Point, Queenstown.
Cost: $99 per head
Minimum 4 people or minimum charge $390

Your party will be EXCLUSIVE so the supper and show is just for you – maximum 10 people.

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  • Central Plateau
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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.