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Death On The Rocks, Sydney

$ 25 per person


  • - City exploration game, solve clues together and unlock secret sights
  • - Top-rated pub/cafe/bar recommendations along the way
  • - Clues sent to your phones, with help available, the perfect difficulty for all
  • - Activity is a mix of; outdoor escape room, treasure/scavenger hunt, walking tour
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A playful experience to discover the secrets of Sydney, a murder mystery-inspired walk, similar to an escape room, but outdoors!

A local resident has been found dead after playing a mysterious game. The only way to catch the killer? Joining the next round. Solve cryptic and sinister tasks as you work with Sherlock Holmes to try to figure out the identity of the game's nefarious creator. Fail, and they might make you their next victim.

Your team will receive clues on their phones that, once deciphered, will guide them around a route that showcases it's secret sights and great pubs/bars/cafes. The routes are all walking distance and clues get you working together and interacting with the city surroundings to find the answers, no prior knowledge required.

Discover fascinating and amusing facts about Sydney's past and present as you weave your way through the city. Make the day your own as you solve clues and challenges as a team; with friends, family or colleagues. Get competitive - race to the finish and set a leader board time, or simply go at your own pace and soak it all in.

With recommended refreshment stops at top-rated pubs/cafes/bars that you can choose to indulge and refresh along the way. There are two stops on this route, all optional;
- Half way; Fancy cocktail bar with park views, or stay in the park in a bustling beer garden.
- Finish location; Traditional pub from the 1800s, fantastic craft beer taproom. Casual cafe eatery in a restored 19th century market or patisserie with imaginative cakes and pastries in a leafy courtyard.

Monthly challenges are available for teams to submit pictures/videos of their experience to win cash prizes each month. Links sent in the welcome message and information available on our website.

Plan your day


9am-5.15pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4.15pm Sunday

2 - 3 hours across 3.7 km / 2.3 miles

Start Location

Town Hall Light Rail Station, CBD, Sydney

End Location

George St, The Rocks, Sydney

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The great things our customers have to say about CityDays

Gopiss gorls

heaps of fun, got to explore little nooks and crannies that i otherwise would’ve missed

The Pink Panthers

A good balance of walking around to sites I didn’t even notice before, Pitt stops and cha…


We loved the experience. We noticed so many interesting details of the city as we followe…

Mad Hatter

It was amazing! And we didn't kill Sherlock the second time haha!


Twas lots of fun! Clever qtns… not too challenging at all but made for a fun walk around …


Brilliant trail, cryptic messages and just good fun all round. Would recommended to those…


Great to become a detective with Sherlock & awesome for locals and tourists!


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