Escape HQ
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Escape HQ is a real life adventure room based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Groups of 2-8 people have sixty minutes to get immersed in the unique story, find clues, complete challenges and ultimately escape! We have indoor escape rooms, an outdoor game and an online game. Your teamwork and communication skills will be put to the test as you race against the clock. No prior knowledge or physical strength is needed for the game, just bring a mind ready for an adventure. Perfect for friends/family, kids parties, team building events, hens/stag/birthdays, school groups and more!!
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Kathy D
2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We took our Dad for his first ever Escape Room experience for his 84th birthday. We chose the party pack extra. He loved it
Written 4 February 2023
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Cha M
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Absolutely loved it 😊 it was an experience to remember😊 and Emily our guide was amazing looked after us through it all much appreciated x
Written 8 October 2022
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MariahWakefield
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
First of all , the two lovely people (woman/they/them) were fantastic . Made our experience awesome .
Thank you for popping in the surprise for my friend birthday !! We just laughed and really enjoyed our time . Even though we’re very much introverts and very bad social anxiety, the whole experience made it fun and enjoyable!! Will definitely returning back in the future.
Mariah
Written 19 November 2021
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Chloe
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing rooms, have done both and can't pick my favourite, both are fun, challenging and very well set up. Excellent staff, super friendly.
Written 8 August 2021
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John M
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We had our daughters 9th birthday party there. The facilities were awesome and the Rock n Roll room we were in was great for all involved.
Mike was our game master and he was extremely helpful and friendly. Thanks Mike for the great afternoon.
Written 7 August 2021
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Recreate NZ
4 contributions
Jul 2021
Mike our game master was so patient and helpful with us. He made the experience awesome! The escape room was very interesting and although we didn't get out of the room, we enjoyed our time.
Recreate NZ will be back again.
Written 18 July 2021
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Dear Recreate-Waikato, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, much appreciated!! We are so happy that you had an experience with us and we look forward to hosting you for another game sometime soon. Warm regards, Gina
Written 1 August 2021
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rowanandersonnz
Hamilton, New Zealand42 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Trying to solve the clues ,milking a cow and 4 people trying to load hay bales driving a tractor.
The manager was super friendly, funny and helpful.
Written 13 July 2021
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Dear Rowan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's much appreciated. So happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and the service :) Hope to see you again for another game soon. Warm regards, Gina
Written 1 August 2021
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vanessa k
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Amazing team building experience, would recommend for work/corporate groups to enjoy themselves while working together and having a laugh.
Written 24 June 2021
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Dear Vanessa, It's so great to hear that your work group had a great time team building with us and thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting your team again in the future. Warm regards, Gina
Written 1 August 2021
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Leonie P
3 contributions
Jun 2021
We visited Escape HQ for my daughters 10th birthday. From the moment we walked in the fun was on! We were welcomed and had fun taking photos on the funky couch with all the colourful props. The party room was clean, and well organized with lots of lights to provide a party atmosphere. The host was fun and explained the rules, giving us all instructions before we entered the room. The 10yr old were very excited and loved solving all the clues, they definitely needed the help of the adults but so we all worked together. Well done EscapeHQ we'll be back
Written 20 June 2021
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Dear Leonie, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so happy to hear that we provided a memorable experience for your daughters 10th birthday!! We look forward to seeing you back for another game or party some time soon! Warm regards, Gina
Written 1 August 2021
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MsAppleNZ
Hamilton, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2021
Such a fun activity! Took a group of 12 year olds for a birthday party and they had a great time. Awesome to watch the teamwork and problem-solving and the smiles when they figured it out.
Written 19 April 2021
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Dear Ms Apple, We are so happy that you had a great party with us! We love the teamwork involved in our games too! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's very much appreciated. Warm regards Gina
Written 1 August 2021
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