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Unlock The Rocks

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Explore Australia's most historic area the fun way in a series of fun cryptic clues on your mobile

Free for Go City Pass Holders

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Start Location

Outside Customs House
See on Google Maps

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Time

2-3 Hours

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Price

$25 Per Person

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Finish Location

The Rocks

Adventure Sneak Preview 🔎

Learn about the history of The Rocks. Fun facts and interesting stories and visit the shortest street in Sydney

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Visit one of the best view points in Sydney and wander through a mysterious courtyard

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Get up close with Interesting characters of the past including The Notorious Push Gang!

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Enjoy some drinks at 3 recommended locations. Rest Break 1 – After Clue 5 (Fashionable venue with great cocktail menu and courtyard).  Rest break 2 – After Clue 10  (heritage underground Whisky Bar). Rest break 3 -  at the finish location (A historic bar famous in The Rocks). *Please note the bar for rest break No. 2 opens 3pm most days.

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Adventure Details

Duration

2-3 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)

Number of Clues

14 Cryptic Clues

Start Times

You can start the trail anytime Mon-Sun. The trail is best done in daylight hours so that you can find the clues easier.  *Please be advised that the rest break locations are not guaranteed to be open at the time of your visit due to different trading hours.

Difficulty Level

Medium

Gameplay

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.

Scoring

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.

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The colourful characters of The Rocks’ past come alive on this trail of discovery as they challenge you to uncover the interesting back stories of this important area. Your mission is to solve the 13 cryptic clues so that you can uncover the location of the Captains Ship.

Select this trail to go on an adventure and discover the incredible history of The Rocks. You will get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Australia’s first settlement area and Sydney’s oldest streets.

Wander down hidden alleyways, into mysterious courtyards, walk the shortest street in Sydney, and watch out for the notorious Rocks Push gang!

Along the way we will show you 3 awesome stop off points to enjoy some beverages if you wish. If you do manage to complete the clues and reach the finish we will provide you with your stats and a detailed explanation of all the sights.

So do you have what it takes to Unlock The Rocks?

How It Works?

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Choose a Trail & Checkout

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

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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.

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Start

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

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Enjoy…

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.

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2Solve Clues

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

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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».

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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.

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What Our Happy Customers Have To Say

"This is a really fun way to explore parts of Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sydney that you probably otherwise! no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sydney that you probably otherwise!..."

Rebecca Team Chrispie

"This is a really fun way to explore parts of Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up!"

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Jennifer Team Chrispie

"This is a really fun way to explore parts of Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up!"

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Peter And Rebecca Team Ghost

"This is a really fun way to explore parts of Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sydney that you probably otherwise! no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Sydney that you probably otherwise!..."

Mike Team Ghost

"This is a really fun way to explore parts of Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. two very enthusiastic thumbs up!"

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Andy Team Ghost

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 support@adventureclues.com

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