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Break Free From The Gold Coast’s Best Escape Rooms

By Isabel Croker
22nd Apr 2022

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Some may say the idea of being voluntarily locked in a small room with other people and then attempting to break free is an odd, if not slightly strange, concept. But for those who haven’t experienced the peculiar excitement associated with escape rooms, don’t be so quick to judge.

In order to get you finding clues, deciphering puzzles, decrypting codes and solving mysteries, we’ve investigated some of the Gold Coast’s best escape rooms for you to track down and break out of.

Fox In A Box

Surfers Paradise

One of the newest escape rooms on the Gold Coast, Fox In A Box is one of Europe's best escape room companies and it has earned its hair-raising reputation for a reason. Test your mettle in an old Western saloon, attempt to break out of a prison or go face-to-face with the Zodiac Killer. From just $32 a player, this is undoubtedly one of the Gold Coast’s best escape rooms.

Escape Hunt Gold Coast

Southport

You know Escape Hunt is going to be a blast with games called Murder In The Cellar, A Timely Escape, The Lost Weapon and The Rising Alchemist. More than a standard Gold Coast escape room, Escape Hunt’s thrilling spaces come in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and will have you solving crimes, breaking into homes and locating weapons. Escape Hunt is also our top pick for if you’re looking for a unique corporate event, birthday party or celebration. Best of all, you can download the online version and play from the comfort of your home, if that’s your preference.

Strike Escape Room

Surfers Paradise

If ten-pin bowling and karaoke isn’t your thing, why not try Strike's escape rooms? Start by being blindfolded and led into either the Alien Invaders room or The Old Haunt, while you race the clock to figure out a way to escape with your mates. If you need some liquid courage, they’ve also got a well-stocked bar for pre or post-drinks. 

Padlock’d Escape Rooms

Surfers Paradise

Padlock’d is locally owned and is the biggest escape room venue in Australia, with seven games that will see you visiting a cemetery, trapped in a serial killer’s cage and unravelling the mystery surrounding the haunted toy store. Check out Padlockd’s party and corporate event packages, or simply come with friends for 60 minutes of brain-bending fun. If you’re on the hunt for one of the best escape rooms on the Gold Coast, this has to be it.

Epic Escape

Southport

Epic Escape has two hair-raising rooms to test your mettle: Blood (you decided to come, now will you escape before you’re killed?) and Jilted (Thaddeus is dead and we all know why. The question is, who had the guts to do it?). They’ve also just opened their epic Smash Room, which is basically exactly what it sounds like and is one great way to get out any pent-up frustration. If murder and mystery is your thing, these are the best Gold Coast escape rooms for you.

Looking for more things to do on the Gold Coast? Get outside and conquer the region's best bush walks.

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