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Melbourne Scavenger Hunts

Ready to play detective in your own city? Explore the secrets of Melbourne like never before!

 Looking for a fun and unique way to know Melbourne? Ditch the boring tours and dive into an exciting adventure with a Melbourne scavenger hunt!

We have marvelous Melbourne extravaganza for everyone, whether you’re a history buff, an art enthusiast, or just want to see the coolest parts of Fitzroy and Collingwood.  In this guide, we’ll unveil hidden gems and coolest neighbourhoods through our various themed scavenger hunts.

Get ready to solve cryptic clues, learn fascinating facts, solve cryptic clues, and discover secrets of Melbourne like never before!  Let’s turn your next outing into an unforgettable adventure! Read on to discover the best scavenger hunts.

Cool Clues of Fitzroy & Collingwood

Cool Clues of Fitzroy And Collingwood
Cool Clues of Fitzroy And Collingwood

Want to be super cool? Try the new Cool Clues tour of Fitzroy and Collingwood.

It’s a fun hunt to discover Melbourne and its hippest neighbourhoods. You’ll walk by unique shops and streets that look like something out of a magazine.

There are 11 clues to solve, and they’ll help you learn all about the cool history, art, fashion, and style of this area. Look out for amazing giant paintings on walls by famous artists, a fence with every colour of the rainbow, and a rhyming statue.

Halfway through, you get a break to explore Brunswick Street, the centre of this cool area. Here you can grab food or drinks with your friends. This is a special adventure, different from a regular walk. It will show you hidden parts of Fitzroy and Collingwood in a fun way.

Ready for an awesome outdoor scavenger hunt? Let’s go explore Melbourne and its cool neighbourhoods together. Click here to get your tickets.

Melbourne Arts and Culture Scavenger Hunt

Melbourne Arts and Culture Scavenger Hunt
Melbourne Arts and Culture Scavenger Hunt

Love art and history? This is the perfect city scavenger hunt for you.

We’ll take you on a secret adventure to find cool art and hidden spots in Melbourne’s art centre. You’ll learn fun facts about the area and the artwork you see along the way. Starting at Federation Square, a big plaza with amazing art, gardens, and buildings.

The walk will also go by the Yarra River, where there are lots of great cafes and bars, if you get thirsty you can grab a drink from them.

We won’t tell you where the walk ends that’s part of the surprise 😉

So take out your artist’s hat and camera, and get searching for clues. It’s the best way to explore your city! Get your tickets here.

Stories & Secrets

Stories & Secrets
Stories & Secrets

Ready for a magical mystery around the University of Melbourne?

This fun adventure feels like stepping into a wizard’s world!

You’ll learn cool secrets about the university’s history, funny stories about students and teachers, and even see where a famous movie was filmed.  There’s also delicious coffee and yummy crepes to enjoy along the way.  Get ready to discover hidden treasures, like Australia’s first underground parking lot.

The university is super old and has taught many amazing people.  This tour will show you all the cool things that happened here.

So are you ready to experience Melbourne? Let’s start by getting lost in the charm of it’s oldest university. Get tickets to the best treasure hunt in Melbourne here.

Street Art Melbourne

Street Art Melbourne
Street Art Melbourne

Love colourful art? This could be a thrilling scavenger hunt for you.

This next destination will take you on a fun hunt to see the coolest street art.   You’ll walk through hidden alleys filled with amazing paintings and murals by famous artists from all over the world.

There are over 260 cool streets to explore, filled with cafes and shops.  We’ve picked the best streets for you to see, so get your camera ready and follow the clues. This is a great way to spend your day amidst Melbourne’s unique art scene.

Experience includes stop for a coffee break at one of the many cafes along the way.

Melbourne is famous for its vibrant street art. The Street Art tour is perfect for anyone with an eye for a good mural. If you need additional info about the scavenger hunt or buy tickets, click here.

Melbourne Scavenger Hunt With Adventure Clues for Team Building Activities

Aren’t you tired of the usual backyard parties and office team retreats? Uncover never-before-seen secrets from the streets of Melbourne with unforgettable team building scavenger hunts that are perfect for team building.

Office Events, Friend Hangouts, Parties, And Dates In The City Centre: Discover Melbourne while having fun…

Mates, dates, or work colleagues… Scavenger hunts are fun for every occasion. Here are just a few possibilities where you can turn an ordinary experience into an out-of-this-world one:

Corporate Team Building Day:

Team building activities should be fun and fulfill the purpose. What’s a better way to get your crew to work together and bond than over a team-building scavenger hunt?

Plus, with the option to customize trails and teams, you get to tailor the entire day to your needs and preferences. Add as many team members as you like, put up content of your liking, use videos and photos from your colleagues or superiors, and solve riddles in a location of your choosing.

Playing scavenger hunt with your team doesn’t get any more fun than this!

Parties:

Whether it’s a bucks and hens or a birthday bash, parties are more fun when they are spent searching for clues together. Uncover hidden clues and make your day memorable while doing it.

And the best part is: the riddles are just the right level of difficulty that they are great fun for people of all ages!

PR event

Wanna get the word out about your business? Let’s have the media personnel hunt clues and solve riddles while they work as a team so they won’t stop talking about your event for ages!

Kids’ Day-Out

Turn a day of teaching into a fun one! The exciting riddles and fun clues help you explore Melbourne while making many memories. Because of the easy and exciting clues, the hunts are suitable for all ages!

How Does Our Treasure Hunts in Melbourne Work?

Discover hidden gems in your city like never before when you play detectives among its lesser-known spots. Here’s how you can expect your Melbourne scavenger hunt to go by:

Book a trail: Choose from the multiple exciting locations available on our website. Or you could go PRO and make your trail!

Check your emails & SMS: Team captains receive details, instructions, and links for each player. They’ll forward these details to their team members.

Head to the start location: On D-Day, reach the starting spot as communicated to you earlier. On your mobile app, press “Play” to start the hunt.

Solve clues: You’ll get riddles and clues for each location you reach that you can solve using your surroundings. If a riddle gets too tricky, you can always use a hint at the expense of some points off your scoreboard.

Keep scores: It’s time to get a little competitive! With a scoreboard and game rules, the app will let you know about a winner in the end. You can even compare your live score with other teams in a head-to-head leaderboard. Who will be crowned champ?

Learn while you explore: With multiple fun facts and interesting backstories within the hunt, you can learn about each spot’s history, significance, and other unmissable details… while having the time of your life!

A Few Landmarks You Can Expect To Visit

Here is a round-up of some of the most exciting places you can expect to see on your scavenger hunt:

  1. Federation Square

Fed Square, or Federation Square, is a public space in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. The square opened in 2002 and has become one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks.

The area is home to various cultural attractions, including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the National Gallery of Victoria’s Ian Potter Centre, and the Koorie Heritage Trust. Get yup close with the rich history of Australia’s most iconic location.

The area also holds regular events, such as outdoor concerts, art exhibits, and festivals, making it a centre of bustle and creation in the city’s heart.

So rest assured, you can expect activities for everyone in a single spot!

facade of Federation Square photo by Francisco Anzola / Rodrigo.Argenton (Wikimedia Commons)
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Federation_Square_%28217189375%29.jpeg
  1. Hosier Lane

A heaven for street art and graffiti lovers, Hosier Lane houses the Melbourne arts precinct and surrounds. Whether you’re looking for intricate stencils to expansive murals, the urban art here is a riot of colour, commentary, and creativity. Each graffiti and street art piece tells a unique story, crafted meticulously by both local and international street artists. 

Once a typical laneway, its transformation into a street art-laden landmark began in the early 2000s, driven by passionate graffiti artists looking for a canvas in the city. Today, the lane is not just home to several murals and art pieces but is also a famous venue for musical events, wedding photoshoots, and fashion backdrops.

With stunning sights in the Melbourne arts, there’s so much to see on this trail!

people admiring the art at Hosier Lane
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hosier_Lane_Melbourne._%2821380271866%29.jpg

3. Presgrave Place

Presgrave Place looks ordinary from the outside but is a hidden gem of artwork when you step into the lane. It has art pieces of all genres that will leave you awestruck. From framed illustrations of art with aboriginal inspiration to semi-circular faces with a hint of exaggerated oddness, bloody red dolls, and gruesome creatures you can view, the lane has everything that will intrigue a person’s interests.

You can see artwork framed, letters written on the wall, sculptures, or even pictures. There is no specific genre for the Presgrave Place artwork lane. People place their art there for the public to behold and appreciate.

You can also enjoy delicious street food sold by the local vendors just outside the lane. These foods include coffee, pastries, cheese, chocolate, gelato, market fresh fruits, and anything else you might love to have. These treats will give you an authentic local experience while in Melbourne.

framed artworks at Presgrave Place photo by Jacqui Szyrpallo
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152022817@N08/48670020316

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FAQ’s

How do I book?

How long is the play link valid for?

The trail link is valid for 6 months from the day of purchase.

How do I start the trail?

We send the team captain an email. This includes your and your team members’ unique play links along with instructions. Make sure to forward the email to all team members. Click on the link and the game opens in your browser immediately. No downloads required.

Can I book and play on the same day?

You can take extra breaks or come back to your route at any time. Just continue from where you left off at your own convenience. Handy if the heavens decide to open! Your team clock will still be ticking, but not everything’s a race!

Can we take part as separate teams?

Yes, this is one of the best ways to enjoy Adventure Clues and challenge your friends. Select add another team at checkout. To best enjoy we recommend a maximum of four players per team and that you stagger your start time by 5-10 minutes so you don’t overlap. Of course, you can organize to all meet up halfway at the rest break location for a drink.

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring along a pen and paper as it can be useful to solve some of the anagram clues. We also recommend you bring some water on hot days.

Does receiving the clues cost money?

It won’t cost you any more than it normally does to use your mobile phone data 🙂

Can you play on two phones?

Yes, you will need to add an additional team at checkout with their team name and mobile number.

What if the app isn’t working?

Just in case, you can give us a call or send us an email to support@adventureclues.com

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Choose Your Melbourne Adventure

Melbourne – Arts and Culture Scavenger Hunt

  • clock
    2-3 Hours
  • difficult
    Medium
  • price
    $25 per person

Arts and Culture Lovers, this is the trail for you! This cryptic adventure will lead you through the lesser-travelled spaces on a search for public art and sights in the Melbourne arts precinct and surrounds.

Stories & Secrets

  • clock
    1.5-2 Hours
  • difficult
    Medium
  • price
    $25 per person

This cryptic adventure takes you around The Historic University of Melbourne and you’ll feel as if you have been transported into a wizards magical world! You’ll get to discover the university’s rich history, ranging from its cultural impact

Street Art Melbourne – Experience urban culture and colourful streets

  • clock
    2-3 Hours
  • difficult
    Medium
  • price
    $25 per person

Select this trail to discover Melbourne’s most creative and colourful streets. On this trail you will discover one of the most impressive and talked about street art lanes in the world. Take in the dizzying array of colours and solve clues based on