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Maitland Gaol Tower Experience


For the first time in the Gaol’s 175 year history, visitors will be able to stride out on the walkks and take in Maitland Gaol from a new perspective. 

We’ve opened up access to tow of the Gaol’s existing towers, affording visitors the opportunity to climb up a spiral staircase inside the sandstone walls, past the barbed wire and out onto the metal catwalks that were once patrolled by the Gaol’s officers. 

The Tower Tour is proudly supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, through the 2020-21 Experience Enhancement Fund.

This new visitor experience is in addition to more than $11.7 million worth of works which form part of the Maitland Gaol Development Plan

The project meets the below key areas as outlined by the plan.

Unlocking new experiences

Conservation and interpretation

Creation of a vibrant precinct


August 2021
March 2022
August 2022
May 2023
October 2023
November 2023
December 2023

Tower Experience funding announced

Development application lodged

Development application approved

Construction commenced

Construction completed

Tickets on sale

Tours commence

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