An unusual new addition to the mix of businesses in Tauriko is The Cave, which its owners describe as New Zealand’s most impressive virtual reality gaming studio.
This hi tech entertainment hub is made up of four stand up HTC Vive stations, a four gaming console player arena, and two full motion race driving simulators.
The Cave started off as a home-based studio prototype, which gained a loyal base of followers from a wide demographic over the first 12 months of operations.
It quite quickly became a case of needing to seek bigger and better exposure.
Hence the expansion to the second studio at The Lakes and into the Flip Out Trampoline Arena building.
“We wanted to share the epicness,” said Guy Rencher, one of the three co-owners with his son Matt, and Jayden Brown. Rencher emphasized that the owners worked closely with staff/support team Casey Harvey and Mitch Abraham as #teamcave.”
With a polished and professional aesthetic look accompanied by New Zealand’s biggest LED infinity mirrors, the new studio is marketing itself as the perfect set-up to host kid’s (or big kid’s) birthday parties/ corporate events/ team building activity, or just simply to immerse yourself in a new reality.
In addition to the studio there is a mobile 18 ft race trailer, housing four full motion racing simulators and the option for stand-up VR experiences.
When not booked out for events, it is parked up alongside the studio at the new location ready.
“Virtual Reality is here to stay and rapidly expanding,” said Rencher. “The Cave NZ is expanding throughout the country and will continue to stay at the leading edge in this field, bringing the best and the latest VR entertainment and experiences.”
The Cave is open seven days a week for Private Hosted Studio Sessions and solo/group bookings. For more information, contact www.thecave.nz