Convict Life Sydney: Escape from Cockatoo Island

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Cockatoo Island is a beautiful location with a dark history. Once used as a prison for Sydney's worst criminals, the island is filled with secrets waiting to be discovered. In this quest, you'll learn what life was like for the convicts sentenced to a life of hard labour on Cockatoo Island. Can you solve the challenges and escape the island?
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  • Varied terrain/elevation, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • We recommend not playing at night

Places you will visit

13

It will take you

110-140 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km

Highlights

    Follow in the footsteps of convicts as you make your way around the historic sites on the island. Uncover the island's secret tunnel that served as an air-raid shelter during World War II. Discover the solitary confinement cells that were hidden until 2009.

Storyline

You’re a prisoner who has been taken to the penal colony on Cockatoo Island to serve time for your crime. But you manage to escape! Hide from the guards as you make your way around the historic sites of Cockatoo Island, trying to find a way back to the mainland. 

Game route

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Starting point Cockatoo Island Ferry Wharf
33.845831, 151, NSW, Australia
Finish point Convict Precinct
Birchgrove NSW 2041, Australia
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23 Nov 2022

Julie Ortlepp

16 Oct 2022
excellent- very well done, historical and very interesting

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Questo team
17 Oct 2022
Wow, Julie! Thank you for your kind words and hope to see explore many more parts of the world with Questo! ✨

Chris Ortlepp

16 Oct 2022

Amanda Ortlepp

30 Sep 2022

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Julie Ortlepp
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