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Escape Dunedin Prison

2 Castle Street, Dunedin | Old Dunedin Prison, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 27 783 8811
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Best thing to do on a rainy day

We visited Dunedin on some rainy days and were a bit stuck on what to do. Our friend suggested this... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
ShezLeo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Dynamic puzzle with lots of satisfaction

Two pairs of handcuffed people in adjacent cells. We had to think outside the obvious and cooperate... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
David J
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Escape is a new activity for teams of 2-6 people. We lock you in a room and you have 60 minutes to get out. Your team will crack codes, find hidden clues and brainstorm puzzles. You must work together to succeed. We offer four authentic, immersive games at two iconic Dunedin locations. Try one, and you'll want to play them all
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“espionage” (3 reviews)
“redemption” (2 reviews)
“dolls” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Castle Street, Dunedin | Old Dunedin Prison, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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+64 27 783 8811
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited Dunedin on some rainy days and were a bit stuck on what to do. Our friend suggested this and we had the best time! It was really challenging but a lot of fun! It was a bit cold in there so I would...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Two pairs of handcuffed people in adjacent cells. We had to think outside the obvious and cooperate to find the right keys and combinations to release the cuffs and doors and eventually see the world again. It was quite exhilerating, a good family (allgrown up)...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Went there with the partner just to see if we could communicate or end up yarning at each other....surprisingly positive. Had a great time, it was very thought provoking and challenging and when you got stuck they were always watching to help out. Will be...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Four of us went here and tried the escape room called Espionage. We enjoyed the different challenges and managed to escape in 73 minutes. Some escape rooms, especially in the UK, have a strict time limit of 60 minutes but we were pleased to have...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

I took my 70-yr old parents here as an activity based christmas present. We all absolutely loved it. I think it is an appropriate activity or kids 10yrs - ambulant senior citizens. It is a genuine prison that only recently has been decommissioned. So there...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

I’ve completed 8 escape rooms across Sydney and New Zealand, and I found Escape Dunedin Prison to be one of the best. We did the Espionage room which was amazing in both ambiance and creativity of puzzles. The site was a working prison until 2007,...More

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EscapeDunedin, Owner at Escape Dunedin Prison, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

We're thrilled you had a great experience, and we hope you can make it back to Dunedin for Redemption!

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

I’ve wanted to do an escape room for quite a while but they’re really expensive back in Aus and this one sounded fun since it was a very reasonable price and the prison didn’t shut all that long ago. It was my boyfriend, myself and...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

A really great experience for those who enjoy these puzzle games. The place is set in an actual prison and brings a nice and unique atmosphere to the experience. The espionage themed one was the game we tried and although they may say it's difficult,...More

Thank Carlo L
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Super good fun! Frightful in ways but very thrilling going through the whole Escape routine! Recommend to anyone and everyone! The prison gives it a very eerie feel to it!

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Best escape room done so far! Well designed, great mix of technology and regular code-breaking. Challenging enough but still fun. Really like location too - makes the experience even better being in a prison. Friendly and helpful staff. And we even managed to do it...More

Thank Abilique
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