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
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Places you will visit


It will take you

110-140 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


    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.


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

Starting point Cockatoo Island Ferry Wharf
33.845831, 151, NSW, Australia
Finish point Convict Precinct
Birchgrove NSW 2041, Australia
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26 Aug 2023


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19 Apr 2023
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