Escapes tour

A 90 minute tour that has been specially designed and explores the various stories behind some of the documented escapes from Australia’s longest continuously operating correctional facility, Maitland Gaol. The stories of amazing escapes from the unbelievable and amazing to the ludicrous will amaze you.

Your guide will escort you around the site, delving into the ways prisoners were treated through various eras of prison management, and how the Gaol was developed through its 150 year operational history.

Learn about the 'Magnificent Seven' which was the last successful escape in September 1977 and Patrick McNamara, who escaped in August 1851, only to be recaptured four months later and face the hangman’s noose in March 1852.


DAY TOURS                                                          NIGHT TORCHLIGHT TOURS (BYO torch)
Adults: $29.00 Adults: $35.00
Concession/child: $23.00 Concession/child: $30.00 

Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): $92.00


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