Stories & Secrets

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

Adventure clues is the best way to learn about Melbourne

1.5-2 Hours

Start - Tram stop 11

Finish - Nearby where you started

$25 per person

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

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!

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

The Game Play

Additional Information

  • Adventure details
  • Key Info
  • FAQ
  • Start Location
  • Leaderboard

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 LocationTram 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 LocationYou finish nearby where you started at Melbourne University and TramSstop 11.
Duration1.5-2 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)
Number of Clues13 Cryptic Clues
Start TimesYou 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.

ScoringAnswer 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 

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 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.

How long is the play link valid for?

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

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring along a pen and paper as it can be useful to solve some of the anagram clues.

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.

Does receiving the clues cost money?

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

What if the app isn’t working?

Just in case, click on the live chat help whatsapp button within the adventure web app

Can you play on two phones?

Yes, just add more players on the checkout to play on the same team or add an additional team at checkout with their team name and mobile number so that you can play against them.

who is it for?


Solo Travelers




What Our happy Customers Have to Say

We’re teachers at a private school and we initially booked the Secret Sydney trail for our students to get to know the city better. In the end, the teachers also joined in the fun cause there was so much about our beloved city that we don’t know! Excellent job, Adventure Clues for keeping us on our toes!

John Lim

This is a really fun way to see parts of Sydney that you probably otherwise would have no idea even existed. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!! Thankyou for a really fun morning for #TeamChrispie


It was the most enjoyable way to explore Sydney at you own pace with a friends. Would defiantly try another trail. 10/10.

India Jan

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