A journey through time

21:23, Dec 01 2013
Mini Golf
The native New Zealand section of the course.

The term 'hidden gem' is thrown around a lot but when it comes to The Lost World Mini Golf it couldn't be more true.

Deep below the movie theatre on Queen St, housed in what was Border's books, this 18 hole course takes you on a journey through time.

The golf course features differently themed sections, kicking off with some WW1 paraphernalia, moving through some kiwi bush and caves and finishing with a prehistoric part complete with T-Rex and other model dinosaurs.

Mini Golf
Gunners stand watch in the distance on the third hole.

There is a great blend of easy and difficult holes. We both managed to nab a hole-in-one, which always makes you feel good, but also came unstuck on some of the more precarious set-ups.

As we were the only ones playing, it was easy to work our way around and the whole game took lees than twenty minutes.

This would be a great place to bring the kids. It is well set out and a novel way to putt the ball around. The addition of sound effects and the dark glow-worm caves added to the sense of fun.

The worst thing about this place is the location. It is poorly sign-posted from Queen St and notoriously difficult to find.  That being said, it's worth the effort to seek it out, for there are plenty of rewards in store.

Read more about this quirky course and the two brothers behind it.