60 minutes and the clock
If you want the thrill of a real escape, there’s no setting quite like a Prison for adding excitement to your experience. Napier Prison specialises in escape room experiences, with four active escape rooms and a state-of-the-art virtual reality escape room experience. We’ve designed our escape rooms to make sure you can never get tired of the excitement of breaking out of Napier Prison.
We can tailor your escape room experience to you, with different escape rooms accommodating parties from 2 to 6 people. Or why not go head-to-head and choose our Earn Your Stripes Escape Room? We have 2 identical rooms set up so you can pit your wits against your friends or colleagues and see who escapes first.
Real Escape Room experiences last 1 hour – or until you escape.
Escape Room Prices
Real Escape Napier Prison
We currently have four different escape rooms that you can choose for when you book your Escape Room experience.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected booking time.
Escape Room 1
Group Size: 2 – 6
You need to break free but can you find and solve the clues? A former inmate has planted cryptic clues under the nose of the guards. If you can solve the clues within the time limit you can make your escape. Be warned: the guards will check in on you every half an hour and whatever you do, don’t pull the alarm!
Have you got what it takes to break out of the cell?
Escape Room 2
A PRISONER’S DILEMMA
Group Size: 2 – 6
It should have been so simple. Keep your head down, do your time, don’t rock the boat. Make enough friends to survive and don’t get too attached. But when you’re behind bars and trouble comes looking for you: there’s nowhere to hide.
On the evening of February 2nd, Robinson, the youngest of your crew, disappears.
You suspect foul play. So on 3 February 1931, in the chaos and confusion that follows the earthquake you sneak into the warden’s office, suspecting him to be responsible. Now you’re trapped, and you have just one hour to escape…
Escape Room 3
EARNING YOUR STRIPES
Group Size: 2 – 12
Old-timer Bill thinks you’ve got what it takes.
“I’ve got a job lined up for when I get out of here, a big score, lots of antiquities, but I need a crew. I’ve been in here long enough that I don’t trust anyone on the outside, but you guys I think I can work with.”
“I know you’re not due to get out for a while, but I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.” he gives you a wink, “I’ve got a guard on my side. I’ve hidden the codewords to get out in my cell, and if you find them and get out, well then, that’s when things will get interesting. Think of this as a job interview.”
Go head-to-head and Earn Your Stripes
We have two Identical rooms of this Escape Room experience. If you have more than 6 people and want to challenge yourselves with a head-to-head escape: call us to book identical rooms.
Escape Room 4
Group Size: 3 – 6
This escape is not for the faint-hearted. The Therapy Unit was an undocumented area of Napier Prison that remained hidden until during routine renovation workers discovered what appeared to be a false wall. Behind the wall were 2 cells, the remains of a Dr’s office and treatment rooms. There are no records of this space but there are signs it may have been used to treat children. Now all that remains is a mystery of a psychedelic nature…
(Please note: players will be handcuffed and blindfolded for a portion of this game)
Escape Room 5
Group Size: 4
Immerse yourself in a Virtual Reality Escape Room experience where you will always encounter new challenges and levels of escape. Journey far beyond the prison walls as you work together to solve problems and unlock mysteries.
Our Virtual Reality Escape Room offers you an Escape Experience like no other. This innovative multiplayer game allows you to work as a team to escape from impending doom. Using the latest technology, this is the height of fun and excitement. Virtual Reality Escape Room is an incredible immersive experience for you and your friends.
Corporate Escape Room Experiences
Whether you choose a Virtual or Real Escape Room at Napier Prison, there’s nothing quite like solving puzzles for building connections and strengthening a team. Escape Rooms are an excellent way to strengthen your team in a fun environment. See who is the best puzzle solver and who has the best nerve under pressure.
Extend your experience at Napier Prison and add refreshments and a tour. With our corporate catering service and you can feed more than your mind while you work on your team bonding inside the oldest prison in New Zealand.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
15 mins prior so we can brief you on your game.
Yes, we have parking on site, so feel free to come right up the driveway.
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.
Unfortunately no, we have a minimum requirement of 2 players per game.
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.
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.
No, our rooms are designed to work out your brain, not your body.