Feeling adventurous? Get into your hardhat, slip into your overalls, lock into the ladder system and descend approximately 20 metres below the Prison to explore a labyrinth of tunnels built by prisoners. Discover original blast holes, bores, oil lamp recesses and artefacts from the days when working in the tunnels was hard labour for prisoners.

Guides lead the trek through dry sections of the tunnels on foot, before boarding replica convict punts to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat.

Bookings essential.

This tour is not recommended for pregnant women.

Participants must:

  • be physically fit and able
  • have the ability to climb independently
  • have the ability to understand tour conditions and follow staff instructions
  • meet physical weight requirements: Min 40kgs (88.5lbs), Max 140kgs (308lbs)
  • not suffer from a fear of heights or claustrophobia
  • bring or wear socks
  • arrive sober (mandatory breath test applies)

Minimum age is 12 years. Children between 12 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult (18+). It is recommended that at least two adults accompany groups of two or more children to ensure an adequate level of adult supervision. Should a child be unable to complete the tour for any reason they must be accompanied by at least one respective parent or guardian. Those aged 16 and 17 must have declaration forms signed by a parent or guardian, but can partake in the tour without an adult present.

Visitors are required to sign the following declaration form before participating in the Tunnels Tour (hard copies available on arrival).

Tour details



Saturdays and Sundays only at 9.00am, 10.40am, 12.20pm, 1.40pm, and 3.25pm || Subject to availability

Additional upcoming weekdays available:

  • Friday 12 July - 12.20pm, 1.40pm and 3.25pm
  • Monday 15 July - 10.40am and 1.40pm
  • Tuesday 16 July - 10.40am and 1.40pm
  • Wednesday 17 July - 1.40pm
  • Thursday 18 July - 1.40pm
  • Friday 19 July - 1.40pm

Please check online booking calendar (tours available to book online until 3.00pm the day prior) or contact our Ticket Office on (08) 9336 9200 to check available dates and times where availability is not shown.

Tour length 2 hours 30 minutes

$66.00 per adult | $56.00 per concession | $46.00 per child | $199.00 for a family pass

This tour is available as part of the following package:

Wheelchair access Not accessible

Bookings and pre-payment essential || Online or by phone to (08) 9336 9200

Please note:

  • In the event you do not receive a confirmation when booking online, please contact the Ticket Office on (08) 9336 9200. 



Fantastic tunnels tour, another bucket list item ticked off!

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  • Discounted packages must be purchased on the day of first tour and can be issued as a return pass valid for 30 days
  • Prices listed are valid until 30 June 2025

Tunnels & Prison Tour Package Add a Prison Tour for only $10.

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