The Mad Botanist

Kids and families explore The Botanic Gardens like never before in a series of fun cryptic clues on your mobile

Adventure clues is the perfect day out for families. Challenge young minds with this specially designed trail just for kids

1.5-2 hours

Start - Morshead Fountain Gates - Cahill Expressway, Sydney NSW 2000

Finish - Botanic Gardens

$20 per person

Explore The Magical Botanic Gardens in a series of cryptic clues. Kids learn about interesting facts whilst taking part in this themed Mad Botanist Adventure.

Find hidden gems like the beating drum of the south pacific and let the Kids' imagination run wild with comic strip updates throughout the trail

Work together as a family to solve mysteries, Parents have fun too in this safe and spectacular setting! Pram and stroller friendly.

Enjoy a relaxing rest break at the garden cafe.

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

Clue hunters, we need you!

The Mad Botanist has just escaped from his secret laboratory nearby. He is in the final stages of mixing his dangerous potion and needs one final ingredient to create a deadly plant species never seen before on Earth. Very special and rare plants are at risk from his deadly experimentations and time is running out!

Professor Whiz needs your help to find the last ingredient and stop the Mad Botanist from succeeding with his evil plans. It won’t be easy; the gardens are tricky to navigate and clues need to be solved. Quick!! What are you waiting for? Your first clue is waiting…

This a great trail for a family day out in a beautiful interactive environment. Kids will learn interesting facts and parents will enjoy a scenic adventure through the Botanical Gardens. The Mad Botanist trail is perfect if you are looking for an activity that will spark imaginations and challenge young minds.

Price $20 Per Person. We recommend up to 4 players per team. You can add extra teams on the checkout page.
Start Location Morshead Fountain Gates - Cahill Expressway, Sydney NSW 2000
Finish Location You finish in the centre of The Botanic Gardens.
Duration 1-2 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 during the following garden opening times. Just ensure to start a couple of hours before the gardens close: October 7.00 am 7.30 pm November to February 7.00 am 8.00 pm March 7.00 am 6.30 pm April and September 7.00 am 6.00 pm May and August 7.00 am 5.30 pm June and July 7.00 am 5.00 pm
Difficulty Level
Easy - 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.  

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.

Morshead Fountain Gates - Cahill Expressway, 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?

FAMILIES AND KIDS

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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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