Unlock The Rocks - Discover Australia's Most Historic Area

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?

Outside Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000

Price $20 Per Person. We recommend up to 4 players per team. You can add extra teams on the checkout page.
Start Location Outside Customs House (Circular Quay station is 1 minute walk away)
Finish Location You finish a short walk away from one of our recommended bars in The Rocks. 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.
Duration 2-3 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 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



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?

Answer: 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?

Answer: We send you an email with your unique play link with instructions. Click on the link and the game opens in your browser immediately. No downloads required.

How long is the play link valid for?

Answer: The trail link is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase.

Do I need to bring anything?

Answer: 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?

Answer: 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?

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

Can you play on two phones?

Answer: 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?

Answer: Just in case, you can give us a call or send us a message to +61405424423 for live chat help.

Is your question not listed here?

Answer: Go to the FAQ page for queries not listed here or please get in touch.

  • Learn about the history of The Rocks. Fun facts and interesting stories!
  • The shortest street in Sydney
  • Wander through a mysterious courtyard
  • Visit one of the best view points in Sydney
  • Get up close with Interesting characters of the past including The Notorious Push Gang!
  • 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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Team NameTimeTotal PointsHints UsedIncorrect AnswersDate
IVenture01:10:573151025 Aug 2019
Koelsch01:35:01315014 Oct 2019
001:43:143151029 Sep 2019
Parnell Pair02:12:453150114 Sep 2019
002:14:31315015 Oct 2019
Rusty02:38:303050228 Sep 2019
The Four Amigos03:38:38305117 Oct 2019
the fam03:22:42285226 Oct 2019
Susan02:35:592653313 Sep 2019
006:26:268011910 Aug 2019
Jeremy02:44:35455527 Jul 2019
Rosanna20:46:33-50874 Aug 2019
002:11:04-120047 Aug 2019
Adventure00:02:12-1250017 Sep 2019
bernadette00:56:17-24011528 Jul 2019
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