Secret Sydney

Explore Sydney's hidden laneways like never before in a series of fun cryptic clues on your mobile

Adventure clues is the best way to learn about Sydney

2-3 Hours

Start - Outside Customs House

Finish - Sydney CBD

$20 per person

Explore Sydney’s Hidden Laneways in a series of cryptic clues. Learn about the history of Sydney. Fun facts and interesting stories!

Find hidden gems like secret speakeasies and street art as you work together to solve mysteries

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

Enjoy some drinks at cool speakeasy bars.

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.

Start

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

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

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

Score points with each successful answer and challenge for the top spot on the leaderboard!

 

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.

Additional Information

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

Assigned as private detectives, your mission is to try and solve the 14 clues to discover Sydney’s hidden streets. Taking you past secret speakeasies and street art vibes one thing to remember is this will not be easy!
Select this trail if you would like to discover the backstories and incredible histories of the least walked path in Sydney. The city was originally settled around a freshwater stream and the earliest properties were built around small laneways oblivious to the planner’s grid.
These laneways are today charming walkways with lots of hidden gems that contribute to the tapestry of modern day Sydney. Many people (including the locals) who do this trail are surprised to find such secrets hidden away in plain view of the city.
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.
Are you ready to undertake this fun adventure, will you accept this Secret Sydney mission?

Price$20 Per Person. We recommend up to 4 players per team. You can add extra teams on the checkout page.
Start LocationOutside Customs House (Circular Quay station is 1 minute walk away)
Finish LocationYou finish at one of our recommended bars in Sydney CBD near Town Hall Station. There are plenty of other bars and restaurants nearby. If you want some tips on where to eat afterwards then get in touch or check the ultimate guide you will see at the end of the trail.
Duration2-3 hours (may vary depending on how much time you spend at rest breaks)
Number of Clues14 Cryptic Clues
Start TimesYou can start the trail anytime during the following start times: Weekdays: 8:30am – 9pm. Saturdays 10:30am – 9pm. Sundays 11:15am – 4:45am. *Please be advised that the rest break locations are not guaranteed to be open at the time of your visit due to different trading times.
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.

 
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 TipsMake 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 J

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 30 days 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. We also recommend you bring some water on hot days.

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.

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, you can give us a call or send us a message to +61405424423 for live chat help.

Can you play on two phones?

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

Outside Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000
Team NameTimeTotal PointsHints UsedIncorrect AnswersDate
Snaggas01:05:563750009 Apr 2019
Stolen Chips Taste Better01:22:483750003 Apr 2019
karjack02:13:423750018 May 2019
LTrolls02:15:453750010 Feb 2019
Iglu Chatswood02:23:273750018 May 2019
The Nine Nine01:09:413500116 Feb 2019
The Dons01:18:063500130 Mar 2019
The Speds01:34:333500127 Apr 2019
The Valleys Down Under01:48:003501025 Apr 2019
The Wallabushbies01:56:353501017 May 2019
Somewhere in-between 03:54:173500121 Apr 2019
Punters and collectors01:28:403250226 Feb 2019
Anne Sam01:28:443251122 Apr 2019
Yellow01:06:123001213 Apr 2019
CCI201:31:313001228 Feb 2019
O'Connor01:53:303001222 April 2019
Helen01:56:303001214 Feb 2019
Crown Dash02:30:013001201 Dec 2018
Ron Power02:14:582750404 Oct 2018
CCI101:43:192500528 Feb 2019

who is it for?

Couples

Solo Travelers

Friends

Families

Co-workers

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

Chrispie

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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