Fiordland, South Island

Fiordland Escapes 3

Southland's first Escape Room experience is here!

Do you have the skills to crack the codes, solve the mystery and escape?!

Discover two uniquely Fiordland-themed immersive adventure games.

Fiordland Escapes

Southland's first Escape Room experience is here!  Fiordland Escapes offers the option of two uniquely Fiordland-themed immersive adventure games in which players work together to interpret clues, solve puzzles and find keys and codes to "escape" the game.
Choose from a Wild Moose Chase where you'll find the wild and vast Fiordland bush is good at keeping its secrets, or step back in time, join the Homer Tunnelling team and try to open a road route through to Milford Sound!
You have 60 minutes to solve the mystery of your choice and escape the room – so grab the family and get into this awesome team activity!  Our mysterious rooms and puzzles are designed to entertain and engage children over 9 years through to adults, but you are welcome to bring younger children along. 
Players under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Getting to Fiordland Escapes

This might well be your first challenge!  We are right in Te Anau town centre, tucked in behind Wild Rides on Te Anau’s Main Street.
The entrance is via Park Lane which runs parallel to the Town Centre. Turn down Garage Lane (beside the Mobil service station), head towards the lake and you’ll see us on your right.

The Games

Wild Moose Chase
The wild and vast Fiordland bush is pretty good at keeping secrets. Back in 1910, 10 North American moose were released into Fiordland to establish a trophy game herd but few have been seen since. And despite many recorded signs of their presence, many people believe they are now extinct. Do you believe moose still exist in Fiordland? And if so, can you prove it? Piece together the puzzle, compile the evidence and make your case. It’s time to go bush.

Blast from the Past
Step back to a time when hardy men and their families braved isolation and avalanches to build the Milford Road, using little more than shovels and picks. Your role is to join the Homer tunneling team hoping to open a road route through to Milford Sound. Do you have the skills to crack this unforgiving environment and blast through to the other side?

 

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

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

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.

Christchurch

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.

Queenstown

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

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!

Northland

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.