Choose from our selection of trails in the city you love. Add your team details on the checkout page.
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!
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..!
|Price||$25 Per Person. We recommend up to 4 players per team. You can add extra teams on the checkout page.|
|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.|
|Finish Location||You finish nearby where you started at Melbourne University and TramSstop 11.|
|Duration||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.|
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).|
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
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!
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.
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