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Sydney Outdoor Escape (Room-Less) Games

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore Sydney's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the Sydney leaderboard
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Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Action-packed Sydney escape rooms in Sydney

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Discover Sydney's secret places

Experience Sydney's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Sydney Sydney escape room.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Sydney in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Sydney leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Sydney Sydney escape room. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Fun activity for all groups

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Sydney escape room Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Sydney escape rooms

JBR Sydney escape room


Great fun

Potten End Old Boys Sydney escape room

Potten End Old Boys

Excellent way to spend a couple of hours in the City. I used to work there and saw things I never knew were there. Well…

United Sydney escape room


Really enjoyable experience. We learnt new things about the city of Brum.There is scaffolding outside the hotel opposit…

Kungaloosh Sydney escape room


Our second City Days treasure hunt and another fabulous day! My husband was born and bred in central London and once ag…

Windsor oldies Sydney escape room

Windsor oldies

Great day out exploring parts of London you would never normally do

Seekers of Aravos Sydney escape room

Seekers of Aravos

I was in a team with my partner and our 9 year son. We had a blast. There was something for us all!

Are you okay? Sydney escape room

Are you okay?

We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt! It was a great way to get outside and enjoy the city in a different way. We both …

Three Women and No Baby Sydney escape room

Three Women and No Baby

Second one I have done. Such a brilliant format. The clues are well written and make you really look at what’s around y…

3 Gen Sydney escape room

3 Gen

Great way to entertain teenagers, they loved it.

Bopchkin Sydney escape room


A great way to learn about a city and have fun doing it. The clues were good and the walk was about right

Team Hammond Sydney escape room

Team Hammond

My wife and I had a fantastic day of exploring and refreshments. We will definitely be back!

Daryls birthday Sydney escape room

Daryls birthday

Really fun morning. Would definitely recommend

Bickle's Bongles Sydney escape room

Bickle's Bongles

The clues were excellent - easy to follow without being too easy to solve! Took us on a very pleasant journey around Lo…

Donkeys@2pm Sydney escape room


It was excellent. Only error we made was at the Plague for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This was because the bronz…

Jannie's jaunts Sydney escape room

Jannie's jaunts

Great fun and a fabulous way to look around a city, our first time, but not the last

Berin Sydney escape room


Had the most amazing time doing our murder mystery trail! Well thought out, perfect clues, and a lovely city to do it i…

Bestiesss✨ Sydney escape room


Amazing day out!!

duckz Sydney escape room



Team Kataraang Sydney escape room

Team Kataraang

Was a super fun day, even as Oxford students!It was great learning so many new things about the city and paying attenti…

Doctor and the Cats Sydney escape room

Doctor and the Cats

Great fun and interesting places to discover, especially Mercato Market

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G’day Sydney - are you ready for an adventure?


Step outside and embark on an enthralling journey through Sydney's vibrant streets and past its iconic landmarks with our unique outdoor escape room adventure.

Our Sydney escape room experiences break away from conventional "locked-in-a-room" style games. Instead, we offer a distinctive way to experience Sydney as adventurers, sleuths, puzzle experts, and mystery solvers!

Discover hidden treasures and dive deep into Sydney's culture as you navigate around the CBD, vying for the top spot on our leaderboard. Perfect for family outings, gatherings with friends, and corporate team-building events, our games promise an unforgettable adventure brimming with puzzles, clues, and mysteries.


You'll still face all the puzzles, riddles, cryptic clues, and challenges that you love about traditional escape rooms, but with a thrilling twist.

We bring the excitement outdoors, giving you and your group – whether friends, family, colleagues, or more – the chance to uncover historical neighbourhood secrets, solve intriguing mysteries, and so much more...

No doors. No ceilings. No specific time slots. No hassle. That’s the CityDays way!

Urban Escape Rooms Sydney: An Outdoor Extravaganza


True adventures aren't limited to a single space, so why should yours be bound by four walls?

Whether you're a master of competition or a detective at heart, we're here to offer you the opportunity to decode Sydney's mysteries - through one challenge, riddle, and puzzle at a time.

As you might have realised by now, our Sydney escape room adventures diverge from the traditional concept. 

They're designed to elevate your experience beyond the confines of the usual escape room setup.

Here’s how…


Explore Sydney Like Never Before

With our gamified Sydney escape rooms, there’s no need to involve doors, walls or ceilings. Instead, you get to experience the thrill of solving puzzles and uncovering secrets, all while soaking in the beauty and history of The Emerald City. Our games are meticulously designed to lead you through Sydney’s iconic landmarks and hidden gems, allowing you to discover its rich heritage in the most interactive way possible.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Our Sydney escape room games are more than just games; they're a unique opportunity to build bonds, foster teamwork, and create lasting memories with friends, family, or coworkers. Whether you're strategising to solve the next clue or racing against the clock, you'll find yourself working together in ways you never imagined. 

Fun Under the Sun

Sydneysiders, take a moment to appreciate how lucky you are. Your backyard is one of the most iconic cities in the world - and it’s got some of the best weather this planet has to offer. 

Make the most of it by stepping outside the conventional indoor escape room and embrace the excitement of exploring Sydney’s nooks and crannies. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you navigate through the game - there’s nothing like Vit D to give you a boost.

CityDays’ Outdoor Sydney Escape Rooms: A Live-Action Game in Sydney


So what can you expect our Sydney escape room games to be like? 

Essentially, you and your team become the main characters in a thrilling live-action game that unfolds across Sydney CBD. 

With your starting point revealed through WhatsApp, you'll dive into an adventure filled with puzzles, challenges, and mysteries, using your powers of deduction and wit to beat the riddles laid out before you. 

But the experience goes beyond simple problem-solving.

You'll dive into Sydney's rich cultural tapestry, exploring its hidden narratives, historical depth, and lively culture. Together with your team, you'll conquer puzzles that require collective wisdom to crack and engage with the city's charming streets, soaking in the ambiance that makes Sydney unique.

The highlight? Enjoying the thrill of uncovering Sydney's concealed wonders and gems alongside your favourite people.

Our adventures are crafted to inspire outdoor exploration, camaraderie, and if you want it to, a sense of competition. We turn cities into playgrounds, with each route and puzzle meticulously designed to challenge your intellect, teamwork, and keen eye, all reflecting the city's distinctive essence.

Your mission: Decode the clues, solve the puzzles, and emerge victorious.

How Our Outdoor Escape Rooms Sydney Work


Our outdoor Sydney escape "rooms" offer a fresh twist on the classic escape room concept, focusing on exploration and teamwork in the open air rather than confinement. 

Here's a quick guide to how it works:

Preparation: Our games are outdoor adventures, so dress accordingly and be ready for some walking. We've selected spots for optional breaks at cosy cafes and bars along the way which are totally optional, but handy if you need a time out.

Getting Started: Choose your adventure, and we'll send the starting location via WhatsApp. You can begin the game at your convenience (as long as it’s daylight, you can play whenever it suits you!).

The Game: You'll receive tasks, puzzles, and riddles through WhatsApp, each pointing to the next clue hidden in the city's landscape—from street art to plaques, road signs and much, much more! Success hinges on teamwork; every clue solved unlocks the next step in your journey.

Progressing Through the Game: Only correct answers allow you to advance. Each puzzle solved leads you closer to your next destination, with each spot a short walk away. Stay alert for additional clues along the way…you never know what might be hiding in plain sight! 

Finishing Up: Complete all tasks and reach the end of the trail, we'll calculate your score based on accuracy, time penalties, and hints used. We’ll let you know how your team did, and you can let us know how much fun you had! And if you reach the top of our leaderboard, you could win a prize… 

Any questions? Here’s how it works.

Team-Building Outdoor Escape Room Games in Sydney


We’re proud to say that we’ve helped many businesses in Sydney and around the world plan better, more exciting and more sustainable team-building activities for over five years. 

Will your business be next?

Our team-building activities in Sydney have been designed to boost your team bonds, heat up your colleagues’ competitive sides and teach them a thing or two about the city they live and work in.

Choose from our premade routes or request a bespoke trail that caters especially to your businesses’ needs. 

So if you want to start or finish at a particular venue, that’s no problem. 

If you need to stop by somewhere specific - we’ll add it in. 

And whether you have a team of five or 500 to organise, we’ll do it all for you. 

Challenges are at the heart of our Sydney escape room games, so it’s only fair that you challenge us in return. 

Send us your queries and put us to the test! 

The Best Outdoor Escape Rooms in Sydney

Here are our available games and outdoor escape rooms in Sydney!

Secrets of the CBD


Dive into the heart of Sydney with an outdoor escape room game that takes you on a thrilling riddle-solving adventure through the CBD and the historic Rocks. 

This immersive quest not only tests your puzzle-solving skills but also offers a deep dive into the city's rich history, showcasing its Victorian architecture, monumental statues, vibrant street art, and captivating stories from the past.

From discovering the history behind a park once used as a First Nations ritual site and a street where a coup d'état aimed to overthrow colonial rule, Secrets of the CBD uncovers these stories and more, offering a unique perspective on Sydney's heritage. 

Along with the brain-teasing puzzles, enjoy detours to some of the city's best bars and cafes, enhancing the excitement and discovery of your journey. This experience is an engaging exploration into Sydney's spirit, perfect for those looking for an in-depth and interactive way to experience the city. 

Note: This adventure shares some paths with the 'Murder Mystery on the Rocks' experience.

Death on The Rocks


Step into a captivating murder mystery outdoor escape room in Sydney, where you're tasked with solving a chilling crime after a (thankfully fictional) local is found murdered at Circular Quay. With the legendary Sherlock Holmes guiding you, navigate through complex challenges and decipher clues to reveal the murderer's identity.

Each clue, received on your phones and woven into the fabric of Sydney's scenic locales, ends with a riddle that you'll solve using elements from your surroundings. With the clock ticking, work fast to catch the killer before you're next. Incorrect guesses slow your progress, while correct answers propel you forward.

Throughout your investigation, Sherlock Holmes provides crucial insights, with unexpected tips from the killer themselves. This high-stakes game includes optional stops at quaint cafes and pubs, offering a blend of intense detective work and the laid-back beauty of Sydney.

Going for Gold


Set off on “Going for Gold," an enchanting outdoor escape room journey through Sydney's CBD and the hidden corners of Chinatown. This trail celebrates the city's cultural diversity, unearthing stories of Scottish, Chinese, and Indigenous Australian influences that have shaped Sydney into the vibrant metropolis it is today.

Your exploration will take you to remarkable sites like the Art Gallery of NSW, St Mary's Cathedral, the ANZAC Memorial, and Capitol Square. Along the way, solve engaging puzzles and enjoy breaks at some of Sydney's finest cafes and pubs. This adventure is an ideal way to discover the unique allure of central Sydney, making it a perfect choice for locals and visitors alike who crave an unconventional exploration of the city.

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