What is an Escape Walk?
Think Escape Room, where you are locked in a room for a period of time and you have to solve clues and puzzles to get out of the room. An Escape Walk is the same principle but it's an "Escape Room without the walls" it's totally outdoors and takes you on an adventure through the town and on the coastal paths, where you need to solve clues and puzzles to unlock the next clue and ultimately escape before the time runs out. Not only do you get to have fun with family and friends you get to explore Port Macquarie in a different way, discovering places you may not usually venture to.
What if I don't escape in time?
If you do not escape, do not fear! You can still carry on with the Escape Walk and reach the end but the Escape Master is always contactable to help you escape so hopefully you will escape within the given time.
Are the Escape Walks guided?
No, you and your group will be on your own. You will be given full instructions of where to go and what you need to do prior to your booked Escape Walk. You will be also given everything you need to help you escape.
What if I get stuck and cannot solve a clue or puzzle?
You will be given a contact number and you can request clues to help you escape if you cannot solve the initial puzzle
What do I need to bring with me?
Yourself and your group, sensible footwear and comfy is recommended as you are walking. Booking confirmation, as this will be used to gain entry to some elements of the Escape Walks dependent on the Escape Walk booked.
Are we COVID Safe?
Yes. All equipment is cleaned daily and not reused until the next day. We also have a COVID Safety Plan in place.
Do I need a mobile phone?
Yes. You will need a phone to contact the Escape Master if there are any issues or you require help with a clue or puzzle.
How long does an Escape Walk last?
The Escape Walks are timed and can last from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2.5 hours depending on how fast you solve the clues and puzzles.
Who are the Escape Walks suitable for?
The Escape Walks are suitable for various ages and abilities. They are rated as Low, Medium and High difficulty. High difficulty means there are harder clues and puzzles to solve. Medium means the puzzle s are slightly easier to solve. Low means the puzzles and clues are really easy to solve and are more just for fun and exploring without having to think too hard!
The level of access to the walks varies from walks with steps and inclines to flat paths and no steps.
The walks will indicate the level of difficulty and access.
e.g. Escape Port Macquarie is High difficulty and involves steps and inclines
The Stolen Masterpiece walk is Medium difficulty and includes no steps or inclines.
How many people can book onto a walk?
The maximum number of people on a walk currently is 8, a good size for a team is 5-6 adventurers but 8 is possible.
How much does it cost?
$25 per adventurer (over 10 years old)
Free (10 and under) - When you book please let us know at the checkout how many children under 10 will be in your group as this is required for entry to a location to solve the last clues
Can children join in?
Yes, children can be involved in walks but we recommend that they are over 10 years old for the "Escape Port Macquarie" walk
What if I need to cancel my Escape Walk?
Please check out our Cancellation Policy https://escapetheexpected.com/cancellation-policy
What If I am late for my Escape Walk?
Please check out our Late Arrivals Policy