Queenstown, South Island

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

Escape Quest Queenstown family fun

Escape Quest Queenstown

Escape Quest Queenstown

Escape Quest

Time Travel! ...and crime solving fun

Can you escape the room in time? Escape Quest is a fun, bonding family experience. Embrace kiwi ingenuity and teamwork to hunt for clues and solve the puzzles. As time travelling detectives, Escape Quest will take you 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

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 4 games and each has a different crime to be solved: Murder in the Murder in the Prince of Wales Hotel; Gold Heist in the Gold Rush; Jackpot in the Miner’s Cottage and Murder in the Old Man Range.

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

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.  Read more here >>

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

Family Stuff: 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. However kids under 7 are FREE and can accompany your family team and be part of the fun.
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Read more on the different Escape Quest games and scenarios to choose from here >>

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