Watsons Bay Walk: Solo survivor of The Dunbar shipwreck

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Solo Survivor of The Dunbar Shipwreck is an exhilarating outdoor escape game that takes participants on a historical adventure along the scenic paths of Watsons Bay, Sydney.Step into the shoes of James Johnson, a young crewman aboard the Dunbar, unaware that a tumultuous night in August 1857 would forever etch his name in the annals of maritime history.The game intertwines gripping narrative, vibrant historical contexts, and the natural landscapes of Sydney to craft an unforgettable journey.

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

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages


    Learn about the rich history of South HeadDiscover scenic views along the coastlinePass historical military installationsTake the opportunity for a swim in beautiful beaches or a picnic in coastal parks


On a stormy night of August 1857, the Dunbar finally reaches the shores of Sydney after 81 days at sea. 

Departed from Plymouth (England), this three-masted sailing ship was on it's second journey to Australia, under the commands of Captain James Green. On the ship were 63 passengers, 59 crew and a substantial cargo.

Your name is James Johnson, a 20 years old crewman, performing your last duties on The Dunbar. Little did you know that your life was about to change forever...

Experience's route

Starting point Macquarie Lighthouse
Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia
Finish point Lightkeeper’s Cottages 1858
2 Cliff St, Watsons Bay NSW 2030, Australia

Places you will visit


It will take you

106-136 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km

  • Swimming suits, towels, and slippers are optional
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended!
  • Bring water with you
  • Audio stories
  • We recommend not playing at night
  • Some checkpoints may contain temporary construction work
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Will Chapman

03 Jun 2024


07 Dec 2023

Brenden Schmitz

18 Nov 2023
A wonderful walk with fantastic seaside views, and your story of our shipwreck survivor is a wonderful accompaniment to tie it all together. I'd walk it again.

Cathy Natasha Anakaria Ellis

23 Jun 2024

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