The Original Hawke’s Bay Escape Room

“Victoriam Per Mentem”

Put your wits to the test at Hawke’s Bays premier escape attraction. Experience the worldwide Escape Game phenomenon inside a unique and unforgettable location as your team attempts to beat the clock and escape from a fiendishly locked room!

What is a live Escape Room?

You and up to 5 others get locked in a dedicated room full of clues and puzzles. You have 60 minutes to break out! Can you do it?

How Does it Work?

Using your eyes, ears, wits and wiles figure out the clues presented to you, open the locks that keep you from your goal and gather together what you need to escape. If all else fails, ask for a clue from your gaoler using the walkie talkies provided!

What Does it Cost?

$30 for an adult,
$20 for a child (16 and under).
1 half-price adult per group of 6.

Corporate Functions

Extend your experience at Napier Prison with a game, challenges, refreshments and a tour!!!

The Game Master and Matron have combined their skills to create more mayhem to keep you and your workmates entertained.

Add on our catering service and feed not only your mind while you work on your team bonding inside the oldest prison in New Zealand.

Contact the Warden's office for more information and to book your next function.

Phone : 06 835 9933 Email : [email protected]


60 minutes and the clock is ticking...

Challenge your friends?

Try our 2 identical 'Earn Your Stripes' rooms. Same puzzles, different answers. Who can escape first?


Any Questions

Can we stay in the room longer than 60 minutes?

No. Once your 60 minutes have expired, you must leave the room. There will be another group following immediately after you, so we need time to reset the room for the new group.

Is there and age limit?

We recommend that players are 12 and over, however, we are happy to take any players under the age of 16 as long as they are accompanied by an adult (18+). Younger players will likely struggle with some of the puzzles

What happens in an emergency?

While you are in a room, you are monitored by The Escape Room staff at all times. You will also be equipped with a walkie-talkie that will allow you to contact our staff should the need arise. In case of emergency, you will be promptly removed from a room.

I booked the room. Can I reschedule the reservations?

If you need to reschedule in the event of an emergency, please give us a call. We will do our best to accommodate you. Minimum 48 hours notice required.

Are tickets refundable?

No. All sales are final. Please be aware that our rooms are live action events, so once your booking is confirmed, no refunds are offered. However, if you would like to reschedule please call us to organize.

When should we arrive for our booking?

15 mins prior so we can brief you on your game.

Do you have parking?

Yes, we have parking on site, so feel free to come right up the driveway.

Can we take photos?

We ask that no photos are taken inside the rooms so we can keep our secrets safe. However, we have plenty of photo opportunities outside of the rooms including our mugshot wall. And we also offer a free team photo for every group that is then uploaded to our facebook page for you to share with your friends.

Can i come and play a room on my own?

Unfortunately no, we have a minimum requirement of 2 players per game.

Do we need to speak english?

You will need some basic knowledge of the English language as our rooms have written words in English. But we are happy to help throughout the game by explaining what some words mean if you are having difficulty.

Are your escape rooms scary?

No, there are no horror elements to our games. things might come across creepy or strange due to the fact we are a historic prison but there are no jump scares or actors in our rooms.

Do i need to be physically fit or strong?

No, our rooms are designed to work out your brain, not your body.


Prices for Escape Room.


$30 Per Person

Child (16 and under)

$20 Per Person

Group of 6

1 half-price adult per group of 6

To check our schedule or make a reservation, click BOOK NOW


Please contact us for more information.

55 Coote Road
Bluff Hill, Napier
New Zealand

06 835 9933

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