Challenge Yourself At One Of Sydney’s Escape Rooms
As Sydney heads into winter, some look to escape the elements and take a holiday. Some choose to stay in Sydney and escape in other ways. Escape rooms are fun group activities that are popping up more and more around Sydney. Having completed 3 myself, I can guarantee that they’re a fun time.
So what is an escape room?
With most escape rooms, you’re put into a themed room and given one hour to solve various puzzles. You need to find things around a room in order to unlock different clues and until you reach the end. The clues aren’t easy though, and solving the puzzles are hard. So if you’re up for a super fun challenge, then an escape room is the activity for you.
Prices vary for all escape rooms, with the average starting at $40 for two people and varying among groups. The majority let you play for an hour, with only Exitus (see below) going for 50 minutes.
It’s great for corporate building, parties, groups or just 2 people. We’ve made a list of some below for you to check out.
Escape Hunt Experience
The Escape Hunt Experience has three rooms with all different difficulty levels. You can dress up in detective gear and pose for a photo before heading into your chosen room of either: Robbery in the Cottage, Extortion in the Dockyard, or Assassin in the Pub.
Escape Hunt, 4/393 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, open 10am – 10pm everyday
Parapark Sydney is the only escape room north of the bridge. Located in Macquarie Park, there are three rooms to pick from including: Crime Scene ’95, 9-A Gateway, and 9-B Gateway.
Parapark Sydney, 2/119 Wicks Rd, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, 11am – 11pm everyday
Found down in The Rocks, Paniq-Room is a well-known escape room. Open Tuesday through Sunday, there are three rooms to experience: Sen3es, Supercell 117, and Abandoned Military Bunker on the Rocks.
Paniq-Room, 40 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, open Tues – Sat 10am – 10:30pm, Sun 10am – 8:30pm
Strike Bowling have recently opened up Escape Room ‘Exitus’ as a part of their bowling, karaoke and laser tag trio. Exitus gives you 50 minutes in one of three different rooms to escape. They have eight different rooms, with three located in each of only a few chains around Australia. Sydney’s King Street Wharf and Macquarie Centre bowling locations have the escape rooms, while Melbourne Strike has them at the QV and Highpoint. Brisbane even has one at Strike Wintergarden, so everyone in those three states can get involved.
Strike Bowling – Exitus, Various locations around Australia, See times on their website