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Explore Melbourne Universities Magical side the fun way in a series of fun cryptic clues on your mobile

Start Location

Tram stop 11 (via #19 Tram from Flinders Street Station): University of Melbourne/Royal Parade - access to 'Genetics Lane' is immediately opposite the stop, next to Dr. Dax café.
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1.5-2 Hours


$25 Per Person

Finish Location

You finish nearby where you started at Melbourne University and TramSstop 11

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Explore Melbourne Universities Magical side in a series of fun cryptic clues. Learn about the secrets, fun facts and interesting stories!


Find hidden gems like the underground car park used for box office movie productions


A flexible option: use the web app at any time with no need for a human guide


Enjoy a rest break at a café with some of the best crepes in Melbourne


Adventure Details


1.5-2 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)

Number of Clues

13 Cryptic Clues

Start Times

You can start the trail anytime, we recommend that you complete during daylight activities so that the clues remain visible. The rest break café is open Monday- Fridays 7:30am–3:30pm

Difficulty Level



You can either decide to go about things leisurely or try to post a good time on our leader board. After each clue we provide you with the story and facts


Answer Correctly 25 Points, Use a hint -10 Points, Use a Reveal -20 Points (and the map will direct you to next clue in case you got lost)

Top tips

Make sure your phone has enough phone battery or you can add other peoples numbers at checkout to also receive the clues. Bring along a pen and paper, it can help when solving some of the anagram clues

Leaderboards View table

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 to some of the lesser-known incidents of talented staff or the students’ humorous side. Along the way you’ll find coffee that fuels some of Melbourne’s greatest mind and some of the best crepes you’ll taste! Uncover the backstories and learn about the role that this academic institution plays in popular culture, some of which you may not expect! There’s heaps of hidden gems and secrets to discover such as Australias’ first underground car park used for productions including the likes of Mad Max.

Aside from being a world-class academic and research institution, the University of Melbourne has provided education to hundreds of thousands of students and has been a formative part of Melbourne’s landscape since 1853. During this time the campus has been home to scientific breakthroughs, transformative architectural developments and more than a story or two – all of which you will discover

Take the challenge, solve the clues, and follow in the footsteps of the brightest and best.. plus those that brought some lighter moments to this academic behemoth..!

How It Works?

Choose a Trail & Checkout

Choose from our selection of trails in the city you love. Add your team details on the checkout page.

You’ve Got Mail

Each team captain receives the trail instructions and unique play links for all players. Team captains then forward this email to the other team members.


Head to the start location and click play to start your adventure. It’s quick and easy with no downloads required.


Have fun as you solve clues and discover the best parts of the city!

The Gameplay

1Use Hints

When clues get a little tricky use a hint. Watch out though as points will be deducted for each hint used.

2Solve Clues

Think like as a wizard as you and your team try to solve the cryptic clues.

3Score points

Score points with each successful answer and challenge for the top spot on the leaderboard! See the live score and time of all teams you play against in the «head 2 head feature».

4Explore & Learn

Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you explore the least walked paths and learn the incredible backstories. Cool images and Videos thrown in to add to the fun experience.


What Our Happy Customers Have To Say

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I book?

    1. Select the add to cart button at the right of page. 2. Fill in your details on the checkout page. 3. Click place order and enter your payment details. Voila!

  • 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 you 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 the same day?

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

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