Unlock The Rocks

Explore Australia's most historic area the fun way 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 - The Rocks

$20 per person

Learn about the history of The Rocks. Fun facts and interesting stories and visit the shortest street in Sydney

Visit one of the best view points in Sydney and wander through a mysterious courtyard

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.

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

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?

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
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.

Outside Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000
Team NameTimeTotal PointsHints UsedIncorrect AnswersDate
Tran Bam02:01:403550211 Jan 2020
Homo's01:29:573500011 Jan 2020
Moar Fun Brigade03:45:42350003 Jan 2020
Indecisive Triple Chins01:54:493352218 Jan 2020
dusky dolphins01:53:11325009 Dec 2019
Almighty Badgers01:55:55325122 Jan 2020
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
Team Helen!01:37:422850430 Nov 2019
the fam03:22:42285226 Oct 2019
Team BJ02:17:11280325 Jan 2020
on the rocks03:04:09275505 Jan 2020
Bomberjacqui01:36:302701011 Jan 2020
Dunder Mifflin01:57:352651311 Jan 2020
Susan02:35:592653313 Sep 2019
The Aspinalls01:34:352601110 Nov 2019
Shakieran02:04:272602012 Jan 2020
Team Heaven02:40:39260363 Dec 2019
Jayo01:39:062551611 Jan 2020
Issy02:01:212552511 Jan 2020
The Max Bens Show01:57:391305120 Dec 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

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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