Escapes tour

Hear the stories of amazing escapes from the unbelievable and amazing, to the outright ludicrous.

This tour 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.

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. 

This tour runs for approximately 90 minutes.


Day tours
Adults: $29 
Concession/child: $23
Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): $92

Torchlight tours
Adults: $35
Concession/child: $30


For a list of available dates and times, click here. Bookings essential.


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what our customers thought of this tour


'Excellent tour guides. Lots of fun! Interesting tour topic'

'Fantastic narrative, very captivating, interesting, fascinating experience for young and old'

'I really enjoyed the Escapes tour, the guides were lovely, and the stories were very interesting'