Last updated: September 21, 2021
Visiting an escape room is so much more than just trying to find your way out of a confined area based on hidden clues and vague hints.
It’s an adventure like no other, one that can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. It’s a themed, puzzle-solving race against the clock that can only be won if you and your team can think fast and work together.
Keen to have a go? In this article, we are going to share 10 of the best escape rooms in Sydney.
|1||Expedition Sydney Redfern||Redfern|
|2||Next Level Escape||Sydney CBD|
|3||Scram Escape Rooms||Parramatta|
|4||The Cipher Room Newtown||Newtown|
|5||Entermission VR Sydney||Sydney CBD|
|6||Expedition Sydney Gladesville||Gladesville|
|7||The Cipher Room St Peters||St Peters|
|8||Social Escape Rooms||Alexandria|
|9||Paniq Room||The Rocks|
|10||Ice Break Escape Room||Sydney CBD|
Top 10 Sydney Escape Rooms
For more information about opening hours and admission prices, click on the more-info link below each Sydney escape room venue.
1. Expedition Sydney Redfern
The Expedition Sydney escape room venue in Redfern stands out as one that is beautifully themed, with strong attention to detail in design and puzzles. Their “The Forgotten Son” escape room is an exciting Australian outback themed adventure that draws you in from the start.
Gather all the clues and solve the puzzles, and you and your mates will have an hour of pure fun. That is, if you can make it out of course. Expedition Redfern is a short walk away from Redfern train station, with a 2-hour free car park nearby on Cope Street.
Expedition Redfern is open from 10am to 10pm from Sunday to Saturday. Bookings are essential, either via phone or online booking system.
|Address:||9-11 Cope Street, Redfern (map)|
|More info:||Expedition Sydney Redfern|
2. Next Level Escape
Next Level Escape on O’Connell Street in Sydney’s CBD currently have four different escape rooms to choose from, at varying difficulty levels, and catering for different group sizes.
Their most challenging escape room, “The Artefact”, turns you and your mates into a team of investigators working for the FBI dealing with an alien artefact. If that’s not enough to get you curious, then check out their website to see what crazy adventures their other rooms have in store for you.
What’s great is that Next Level Escape also offers an online virtual version of a physical escape room, mysteriously called “Temporal Tangle Online”. To find out more about how that works, or to make a booking, check out their website for all the details.
Next Level Escape is open from 10am to 10pm from Monday to Sunday. Bookings can be made online.
|Address:||23 O’Connell St, Sydney (map)|
|More info:||Next Level Escape|
3. Scram Escape Rooms
Scram Escape Rooms in Parramatta offers 8 themed escape rooms in their two venues at 2 O’Connell Street and 240 Church Street. They have rooms available with varying age restrictions, from 15+ to family friendly, suitable for different group sizes.
Once in your chosen escape room, you and your mates will have 60 minutes to piece together all the necessary information to make it out safe and well.
Scram Escape Rooms is open seven days per week and bookings can be made through their online booking system.
|Address:||240 Church Street, Parramatta (map)|
|More info:||Scram Escape Rooms|
4. The Cipher Room Newtown
The Cipher Room in Newtown offers three escape room experiences; a serial killer detective investigation, a 1940’s spy mission, and a film noir private investigator adventure.
With The Cipher Room’s ideal location on King Street in Newtown, there’s no excuse not to turn an escape room adventure into a fantastic night out.
The Cipher Room in Newtown is open seven days per week and bookings can be made through their website.
|Address:||640 King Street, Newtown (map)|
|More info:||The Cipher Room Newtown|
5. Entermission VR Sydney
Entermission on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD offers a modern twist to the classic escape room experience. A virtual reality escape room at Entermission involves a multiplayer and multi-sensory virtual reality technology where you need to solve mysteries using headsets and your own hands.
There are three ways to get started. You can do an on-site virtual escape room adventure, a hosted online escape room adventure, or an unhosted online escape room game. Check out their website to find out how this all works, but whichever option you choose, the experience is going to be unlike anything you have ever done before.
Entermission VR Sydney is open seven days per week and bookings can be made online or via phone.
|Address:||484 Kent Street, Sydney (map)|
|More info:||Entermission VR Sydney|
6. Expedition Sydney Gladesville
Expedition Sydney have a second escape room venue, Expedition Gladesville, located on College Street off Victoria Road. They currently have three escape rooms with different themes, each with their own unique design, challenging puzzles and engaging game flow.
Check out their website for a more detailed description of each escape room so you know which one to pick, with each room allowing you 60 minutes to try and make your way out. Free car parking is available for customers with access through a boom gate.
Expedition Gladesville is open from 10am to 10pm from Sunday to Saturday. Bookings are essential, either via phone or online booking system.
|Address:||33-37 College Street, Gladesville (map)|
|More info:||Expedition Sydney Gladesville|
7. The Cipher Room St Peters
The Cipher Room’s second venue in St Peters offers two escape room experiences, one of which, “Mr Pepper’s Toy Shop”, is a deliberately creepy game that is certainly not for the faint of heart.
It’s an escape room adventure involving a haunted property real estate agent inspecting a dilapidated and abandoned toy shop. Get ready for creepy imagery and potential jump scares, as you are closely working together with your friends to find out the truth.
The Cipher Room in St Peters is open seven days per week and bookings can be made through their online booking system.
|Address:||31-35 May Street, St Peters (map)|
|More info:||The Cipher Room St Peters|
8. Social Escape Rooms
Social Escape Rooms in Alexandria offer four well-designed and puzzling escape room games that will keep you and your team mates on your toes for the entire 60 minutes you get to solve a given mystery.
Some rooms are easier than others, but in all of them you will be challenged by hidden clues, weird riddles, and sophisticated mysteries and puzzles.
Social Escape Rooms is open seven days per week and bookings can be made through their online booking system or otherwise via phone.
|Address:||62 Wyndham Street, Alexandria (map)|
|More info:||Social Escape Rooms|
9. Paniq Room
If you’re looking for an intense escape room experience, Paniq Room in The Rocks is one that truly lives up to its name. Their most popular, or should we say notorious, room is called Supercell 117, where you and your mates will find yourselves hand-cuffed and blindfolded in a prison cell.
If that sounds a bit too intense, the other three experiences are somewhat less frightening but certainly not less challenging. Paniq Room is a well-known escape room establishment in Sydney, perfect as part of a great night out.
Paniq Room is open seven days per week and bookings can be made through their online booking system.
|Address:||13 Cambridge St, The Rocks (map)|
|More info:||Paniq Room|
10. Ice Break Escape Room
Ice Break Escape Room is located in the iconic Dymocks Building on George Street in Sydney’s CBD, and offers three different escape room games with an emphasis on resolving puzzles and the importance of teamwork.
All rooms are family friendly and can accommodate small and large groups. Simply pick your favourite room, make a booking online, and have some serious fun.
Ice Break Escape Room is open seven days per week and bookings can be made through their website.
|Address:||428 George St, Sydney (map)|
|More info:||Ice Break Escape Room|