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Adelaide Scavenger Hunt

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published January 13th 2020
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There's some new fun in town for you to try - an online Scavenger Hunt! I did this just recently with my family and we had a blast. We wandered around at our own pace and at a time that we chose.

pedestrian crossing
Choices, choices (©paula mcmanus)

Before leaving home, we all downloaded the Let's Roam app to our phones and got our team name sorted. Pretty quickly, the "Lost Soles" were off and headed to the start line.

We started at Ayers House on North Terrace in Adelaide, which was a convenient spot to start as the tram stop was directly outside.

Once we logged in and confirmed that we were all at the starting location, the timer started and our challenges began. For fear of giving too much away and spoiling the fun for you, I won't go into any fine details about where we went and what we did on our Scavenger Hunt. But, I will say that we had a great deal of fun!

Colonel Light
That way! No! That Way! (©paula mcmanus)

Our Scavenger Hunt was a bit of history, a bit of culture, a bit of art and a bit of exercise. We enjoyed walking at our own pace and took some time out in the middle of the game to have lunch. That's one of the bonuses of doing an online self-guided tour - you can pause the game and restart it whenever you're ready. The Scavenger Hunts can be done anytime between 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week.

Let's Roam is an international company, which means that if you're travelling and want to get to know the city that you're in you can jump online and take a Scavenger Hunt. There are Hunts available in more than 400 cities across the world.

Strut your stuff (©paula mcmanus)

In Adelaide, there are 2 Scavenger Hunts available (for the moment). We did the Adelaide Adventure hunt and may come back another time to do the Adelaide Bar Crawl. The Hunts can be tailored to your own tastes. You may want to create your own Date Night trail, Nature Trail, Ghost Hunt or even create one for your workplace or community group as a team-building exercise. A customised Scavenger hunt would be a great idea for a unique birthday outing too. The possibilities are endless.

We really enjoyed our day out and learned a new thing or two about our own city too. The app worked well on all 4 devices and the challenges were interesting. My only suggestion is that you book a taxi or Uber to get back to your car/starting point - our hunt finished a very long way from the beginning.

A Scavenger Hunt is ideal for those visiting Adelaide as well as those who live here and wish to dig a bit deeper into the history of our local landmarks. Highly recommended!

Walking North Terrace
Scavenger Hunt (©paula mcmanus)

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Why? A fun & interactive scavenger hunt. Wandering at your own pace, in your own time with no reservations and no tour guides.
When: Go day or night, no reservations required
Your Comment
Fantastic, Paula, we'll be doing the Sunshine Coast one soon ....
by Elaine (score: 3|7823) 377 days ago
Sounds like a good idea. It would be a good way for some smaller towns to provide informative and fun walks for tourists.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8057) 377 days ago
That sounds like so much fun.
by SocialHummingBird (score: 3|1396) 377 days ago
An intriguing new concept for explorers!
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1698) 376 days ago
It was very educational. We learnt a bit about our home town.
It was fun!
by David (score: 1|12) 377 days ago
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