Padlock’d Escape Rooms
This one goes out to all True Crime podcast lovers—if you have a penchant for solving mysteries and piecing together clues, we’ve found your new favourite pastime.
Meet Padlock'd; home to Australia's biggest escape rooms. Situated along Surfers Paradise Blvd in the sunny GC, it’s an unsuspecting location to get your nervous sweat on. But take it from the creative mastermind behind this operation, Sean Wilson; once you try an escape room, you won’t be able to stop. He loved them so much he ended up founding Padlock'd.
For escape room newbies, we won’t leave you hanging—what exactly is an escape room? In short, you and your mates have just 60 minutes to crack the mysteries and solve the puzzles of your themed room. In the end, you either come out triumphant or bamboozled. Either way, it’s the perfect way to put your problem-solving skills (and maybe friendship) to the test. So it goes without saying, choose your escape crew wisely.
At Padlock'd, these aren’t your ordinary escape rooms. They’re fully immersive experiences amplified through dramatic sound effects and atmospheric lighting. Rooms range from easier family-friendly styles to more difficult (and nail-biting) themes.
For crowd-pleasers, you’ll want to try The Carnival, where your only goal is to navigate through the abandoned artefacts and press the big red buzzer—seems simple right? On the flip side, The Museum Heist requires a bit of stealth and flexibility as you work around a laser maze to loot the precious relics.
For a truly heart-pumping experience, don’t miss a chance to tackle The Haunted Toy Store or The Nightmare. Both these rooms have an age limit because they’ll send shivers down your spine with live actors and jump scares. Count. Us. In.
Whether you’re wanting to switch up your regular weekend outing, try something different for your birthday or truly put team building to the test with colleagues, one thing is for sure; you need to try a Padlock'd escape room at least once in your life. Book it in here.
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