Spookers: haunted attraction theme park

Insider's guide

​Scare yourself silly at Spookers Australasia's only Haunted Attraction Scream Park. Are you brave enough? The haunted attraction scream park is located in the Kingseat Hospital grounds near Karaka (so about a 50 minute drive from Auckland CBD).

While sitting in our safe office I agreed to take a Chinese journalist to Spookers on Saturday night. It turns out that this was not my smartest move as I spent the next 24 hours petrified about what was to come. The haunted attraction scream park is located in the Kingseat Hospital grounds near Karaka (so about a 50 minute drive from Auckland CBD). The grounds, which I assumed would be like the Auckland hospital grounds, weren’t at all. No one told me it was a run-down mental hospital!

Tip 1) Do your homework. Once we were safely in the main reception area – avoiding the girl with blood dripping from her head – I started to relax.

Tip 2) Never let your guard down while at Spookers, you never know who is about to scare or touch you.

 

If I had to pick the scariest moment in the house, it was being chased into a pitch black room by a creature covered in commercial mop heads while a crazed character grabbed my legs – that was the moment that I lost ten years off my life.  I’d love to say I was tough and didn’t get scared while at Spookers but I was guilty of several naughty words and high pitch screams. But all in all Spookers was an awesome adrenalin rush and a great way to spend a Saturday night. So how are you celebrating Friday the 13th?

​By Julia, Media Advisor, Tourism New Zealand. Photos by Jian Sun.