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?


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

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  • 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. 

Experience's route

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

Places you will visit


It will take you

110-140 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km

  • We recommend not playing at night
  • No attractions ticket(s) required
  • Varied terrain/elevation, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
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Ali Taylor

01 Feb 2024


28 Jan 2024


22 Jan 2024
enjoyed it thoroughly, though seemed to use up my battery. said we wouldn’t need internet, but we couldn’t do it without it. glad we brought a spare battery so we had battery life for the rest of the day.


22 Jan 2024

Karen Shaw

16 Jan 2024
great fun and educational. thanks

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