Save the Gardens! Someone is trying to take over Government Gardens and ruin this beautiful space! You need to follow the clues, work the angles, and race the clock to find the evidence you need to stop them! You and your team will love solving our tricky puzzles and clues, at the same time as you’re learning about Rotorua’s rich local nature, history and culture! But hurry … if you don’t find the evidence the gardens will be ruined forever.


Set in Rotorua’s beautiful Government Gardens, your team will work together to solve an exciting mystery!  Using an app AND items from inside a special game box (that’s yours to keep) you’ll love solving the unique interactive puzzles. Lose yourself in the adventure and explore the local history, culture and nature along the way.    

Time to play: Approximately 90 minutes

No. of people: 2-5 persons per team. Get in touch to book an event with multiple teams playing at once.

Who can play: Our games are popular with friends, families and work teams.

Covid19: You do not require a vaccine pass to play our adventure games.

Age: This is a great game for all ages. For families you'll find children 7 and over will love trying to solve the puzzles while younger children can be given important jobs like carrying the box or spotting something.

2 People

$35 per person
$28 per person

3 People

$30 per person
$24 per person

4 People

$25 per person
$20 per person

5 People

$22 per person
$18 per person

Concessions include: Children 5-15 years old. Students with a valid student I.D. Seniors with a gold card (or international equivalent).

"Definitely gets the brain thinking and gives you a challenge at times, it was nice to be outside in the fresh air, running around and exploring the area, 100% would recommend!" -Chloe

“Creative, enjoyable and fun” -Tu

What to expect

When you book, you’ll get instructions to download a free app to your phone. The Fenton Street iSITE is temporarily closed, so before your game time you must collect your game kit box (that’s yours to keep) from the Redwoods iSITE. On game day, the game begins at Rotorua’s city iSITE (Fenton street). Using the app and the contents of your kit, you’ll explore the nearby streets and parks as you solve the mystery. The game requires very little phone data and you don’t have to walk too far—but it's best you wear comfortable shoes and clothing so you can walk around easily!

Important note: The Fenton St i-SITE is temporarily closed. Please collect your game box from the Redwoods i-SITE Office located at Longmile Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua.

Can I bring my work team?

Yes, it’s great for businesses looking to get away from work and connect outside! You can just get your teams and get started. Teams will love this powerful team building event in the heart of the city.

For an added boost, expert coaches can facilitate a session on things like communication, teamwork, or self-awareness—whatever matters most to you. Read more about our Teambuilding packages here.

Media Links

Check out what NZ Herald's Local Focus had to say about Adventure Games Rotorua here.

Hooley recommends Escapade Adventure Games Rotorua for group events like birthday parties and teambuilding. Read the article here.