Activities & Itineraries

Assemble Your Crew, These Are The Sunshine Coast’s Best Escape Rooms

By Olivia Hillier
4th Mar 2020

best escape rooms sunshine coast

Calling all thrill-seeking, problem-solving, crime podcast-loving Sunshine Coasters. 

No plans for Saturday night? Grab your gang, work colleges or if you want to see how your date reacts under pressure, get locked in a dark room for around an hour and see if you can escape whatever lies within… 

It’s time to take your crime-solving skills to the next level with the best escape rooms on the Sunshine Coast.

Escape Room Oz 

Caloundra and Mooloolaba

Escape Room Oz, found inside The Strand along Bulcock Street in Caloundra, has since expanded to include a second location at Mooloolaba, making it a shoe-in among our hit list of the best escape rooms on the Sunshine Coast. 

Each Escape Room Oz location houses three unique escape rooms with a different series of events that you’ll need to solve and ultimately, escape. With each escape room hosting anywhere from four to 12 players, this is the ideal activity for families, work parties or night out with your mates. 

The themes for all the rooms are constantly changing, but visit now and you’ll be choosing between Outback Hell, Quarantine where you and your team must solve a mysterious disease outbreak and stop thousands being killed, Room 666—which is as terrifying as it sounds—and finally, the newest adventure addition and crime-solving space, The Basement. 

Red Lock Escape Rooms 

Maroochydore and Noosa

The newest member of the Sunshine Coast escape room clan, hidden behind blacked-out doors in Sunshine Plaza and Noosa Junction, lies the mysterious Red Lock Escape Rooms

Branching over two locations, this fun-loving, scare-inducing crew are known for getting the adrenaline pumping.

Both Noosa and Maroochydore offer two rooms with two very different scenarios that change on the regular. Red Lock Escape Rooms switch up the length of entrapment experiences, from 20-minute beginner escapes through to 60-minute crime-solving madness, so there’s something for everyone. 

Book a session now, and you’ll be choosing between Bank Heist, The Revenge of Professor Katz and What Happens In Vegas, a one-hour puzzle where, if you’re clever, you’ll piece together the clues to find out exactly what you did in Vegas, to eventually get yourself out. 

Strike Bowling


Found within the Big Top on Ocean Street, hidden amongst a whole heap of fun, such as Holey Moley, Strike Bowling, karaoke, giant Jenga and the coolest bar with some of the best cocktails on the coast, you’ll find Strike Bowling’s Sunshine Coast escape room

With two escape rooms to choose from, each space has played host to many escapism experiences from garden wonderlands and murder mysteries to alien invasions, and with the themes rotating across their Australian stores, if nothing tickles your fancy right now, it doesn’t mean it won’t soon. 

If you’re looking for one of the best escape rooms on the Sunshine Coast to hit with your mates, these guys do epic party packages which can also include drinks, pizza and even your choice of activity additions, like bowling or karaoke. 

Looking for more fun things to do on the Sunshine Coast? Save your cash and explore these free and beautiful Sunshine Coast bush walks

Image credit: Nathan Wright

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