Get ready to see Aotea Square as you’ve never seen it before with The Space Maze. In partnership with Auckland Live, creative duo The Open Fort have transformed Aotea Square into a playground for all ages.

Find yourself lost inside a maze, challenge your friends and whānau to a colourful race, or discover words of kindness hidden right under your feet. However you play it, The Space Maze guarantees a brighter winter’s day, and after dark takes on a new dimension in the glow of DotDot’s animated projections from high above, on the Aotea Centre Wrap

We’ll be adding more games and a-mazing events over the next few months, so check back here or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter all the latest updates. Take a look at some of the games below! 

The Space Maze

Games to play

We have hidden 27 words of kindness in The Space Maze. Can you find them all?

AOTEA

AOTEAROA

AROHA (LOVE)

ARTS

COMMUNITY

COMPASSION

CREATIVE

DANCE

FUN

HARIKOA (HAPPY)

KINDNESS

KOTAHITANGA (UNITY)

LAUGHTER

LOVE

MĪHARO (FUN, EXCITING)

MUSIC

NEW

PASSION

PLAY

RANGIMĀRIE (PEACE)

SAFE

SHARING

THEATRE

TOGETHER

WAIRUA (SPIRIT)

WONDER

MATARIKI (REPRESENTS MĀORI NEW YEAR)

There are two START and FINISH hexagons at the edges of The Space Maze. Bring your friends, jump on a START hexagon and see who can get to their FINISH hexagon first. The catch is you can only move across hexagons of the same colour you started on.

There are four mazes of arrows, each with two entrances and exits hidden in our pattern. Challenge a friend: find one of the ENTRY or EXIT spots each (they are pink and orange) then follow the arrows and see who can reach the other end of their maze first.

Ticket Pricing

This is a free, non-ticketed event.

Upcoming Performances

Free
Aotea Square | Everyady until 31 August
No longer available