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On the hunt for a fabulous experience for the whole family these Autumn school holidays?

Get the whole family together and rediscover all that our wonderful city of Sydney has to offer with Adventure Clues' family-friendly self-guided scavenger hunts!

Through Adventure Clues' immersive experiences, you and your family will solve cryptic clues and be led to fabulous secret spots that you never knew existed.

Are you ready to unlock Sydney? With each adventure, you will immerse yourself in the history of Sydney and learn the incredible backstories. Choose your adventure from the trails below!

Use the coupon code weekendnotes to enjoy 20% off all Sydney adventures.

  • The Mad Botanist

    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.

    (1.5-2 hours includes 1 rest break). Recommended for ages 4-10.

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

    Finish - Botanic Gardens

    Price - $25 per adult. Kids go free! (If the child does not have a phone then you can simply use the adults' phone and share).


  • Bloomin' Botanic Gardens Sydney

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this trail set in the Sydney Botanic gardens. This self-guided cryptic adventure meanders through the gardens and takes you past the best-hidden gems and ultimate viewpoints. Starting at the fountain gates you will try to find the beating drum of the South Pacific and "go troppo" in the tropics.

    Clue hunters agree that The Bloomin Botanic trail is a great way to spend a few hours or make a day of it with your friends and family. What's not to like? Get your team together, put on those walking shoes and head to the jungle today – It'll be bloomin' marvellous!

    (2-3 hours - includes an optional rest break at the garden cafe).

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

    Finish - Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Price - $25 per person

    Are you ready to try Adventure Clues for yourself? Here's how it works!

    1. Choose a trail that suits you and register your team details on Adventure Clues

    2. Receive your email instantly and head to the start location whenever it suits you. Purchases are valid for 6 months.

    3. Click the play button to begin and away you go on your first clue!

    4. Hints are available if you ever get a bit stuck.

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