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Melbourne Scavenger & Treasure Hunts

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore Melbourne's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the Melbourne leaderboard
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Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Action-packed Scavenger Hunts & Treasure Hunts in Melbourne

How the Melbourne days out work

Discover Melbourne's secret places

Experience Melbourne's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Melbourne Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Melbourne in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Melbourne leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Melbourne Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Experience Melbourne scavenger hunts; urban hunts to explore, discover and have an amazing day out. See top sights and hidden gems as you solve riddles, complete challenges and answer trivia - no prior knowledge needed. On this Melbourne scavenger hunt you'll interact with Melbourne's surroundings to discover it's secrets.

Looking for a great afternoon with friends, a birthday party, or a team building day in Melbourne, we have the scavenger hunts to suit you.

Fun activity for all groups

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Melbourne Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Scavenger Hunts & Treasure Hunts

Yeseboys Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Yeseboys

Great tour and escapetour, it was really fun and was a good diffeculty!

ManyPaws Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

ManyPaws

We did the Search for Shoreditch hunt and it was interesting and a lot of fun. Even though I know this area I saw lots…

Cattle Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Cattle

Excellent day , great fun

Burlesque Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Burlesque

Brilliant walk, a little hilly but really enjoyed it.

Solar Flares Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Solar Flares

Great day out with friends with a bit of education thrown in.

The killer catchers Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

The killer catchers

My mum and I had a great experience, we came to Sheffield on a weekend getaway to do this murder mystery experience and…

The Greenwich Wanderers Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

The Greenwich Wanderers

We both loved it - a fantastic hunt around Greenwich taking in all the sights.

Nicola Benstead Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Nicola Benstead

It was fun but maybe could have been a tad longer maybe another 5 clues

Eurovision Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Eurovision

Fantastic! A great blend of straight forward clues that guided us around plenty of hidden treasures away from the touri…

Verbs Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Verbs

This was a great way to see the city.

Good Lookers Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Good Lookers

Great day out exploring Greenwich reeking of history with its cobblestone paths and alleys, statues, magnificent views…

M&M Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

M&M

Great way to explore the City and make lots interesting discoveries along the way. The clues were cryptic enough to kee…

Esta and Lou Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Esta and Lou

We had the best day. We loved the hidden gems and sites. It was brilliant to do the city tour on a Saturday as it’s so …

charootery Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

charootery

amazing adventure. better than i was expecting

Fox and Badger Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Fox and Badger

A great day out for the family.

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits) Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Froot Loop Soop (Jorkin the peanits)

There was no storyline but it was just as fun as if there had been. We learned lots of interesting things about the cit…

Country tweed Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Country tweed

It was a very enjoyable thing to do with teenagers and fantastic seeing parts of London you would otherwise not get to …

Birthday Bec Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Birthday Bec

A really informative and fun treasure hunt, taking in lots of interesting sites. Unfortunately part of the route was bl…

Nicolas Cage Superfans Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Nicolas Cage Superfans

Very Good

MaccyD's Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

MaccyD's

Great day, the 4 of us had a fabulous time trying to solve the clues and seeing the sights of London along the way!

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Your Melbourne Scavenger Hunt: Transform Melbourne Into an Urban Treasure Chest

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Your urban odyssey starts here…

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital and living treasure chest!

Unleash your creative and curious mind as you delve into a treasure hunt in Melbourne that takes you beyond the obvious and into the previously unknown and unnoticed with CityDays.

Solve riddles, follow clues and forage for secrets as you unpack the city’s hidden gems and top sights on a Melbourne scavenger hunt! 

The Best Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts in Melbourne

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We’ve stuck to a few principles that have changed the game to ensure our explorers get the most out of their Melbourne scavenger hunt. 

No waiting in line, no hassle, no guide, no strangers. That’s the CityDays way. 

This means that our Melbourne scavenger hunts might feel a little different to other games you might have played before. 

But don’t worry, there’s nothing complicated about them. If you can send and receive texts, have a pair of comfy shoes for walking in and a great bunch to explore Melbourne with, you’re already overqualified. 

How Our Treasure Hunt in Melbourne Works

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Our treasure hunts in Melbourne are self-guided and designed to show you the good stuff, cut out the boring stuff, and get you interacting with your surroundings. 

How do we do that? 

We curate our trails so that they include a city’s most interesting streets, landmarks, and historical anomalies and introduce you to a few of its famous figures. 

We also slip in plenty of hidden gems along the way - the kind of stuff even locals don’t know about - to make sure everyone’s learning and having fun. 

It’s your job to answer our puzzles, riddles and clues based on your surroundings to take you from point A to point B and beyond. 

Sustainability and Environmental Impact

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Our business relies on appreciating the beauty and intrigue of urban environments, so the last thing we want to do is leave rubbish lying around.

We don’t support littering, so we haven’t left any physical objects anywhere for you to find. Instead, we’ve made use of existing buildings, curious city quirks, sculptures, pieces of street art and even street furniture as clues.

The only stuff you’ll leave our Melbourne scavenger hunts with are fond memories, plenty of knowledge and potentially a place at the top of our leaderboard. Oh, and plenty of pics too - don’t forget to send them in to us, we love seeing them and we might even reward you for your efforts…

Looking For a Team-Building Day Activity?

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Look no further! 

Boost your team bonds, explore Melbourne and enjoy a scavenger hunt with us. 

Pick from either a premade route or have a bespoke trail made especially for your business. Need to start or finish at a certain venue? No problem! Want to throw in a surprise along the way? Just let us know what your requirements are. We love a challenge!

Our corporate Melbourne treasure hunts can be played by groups of all sizes. For bigger groups, we recommend separating into teams to make sure that everyone can get involved - plus, the competitive element gets quite spicy when there’s more of you!

Discover City Secrets and Melbourne Hidden Gems with CityDays

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As any Melburnian will tell you, it’d truly take weeks (if not months!) to see all of Melbourne and its many, many hidden gems. Believe us - we’ve searched high and low to find the best ones for you to include in our trails.

Along the way, we’ve collected some pretty interesting facts about interesting landmarks and uncovered some pretty unusual things that most tourists and residents just walk straight past. Here are a few of our favourites…

One of The Trustees in Charge of Overseeing State Library Victoria Sentenced Ned Kelly to Death

His name was Justice Redmond Barry, who by the time the building of State Library Victoria was approved of, had risen to the title of Solicitor-General of Victoria. 

Melbourne’s Royal Arcade is Guarded by the Medieval Mascots of London

If you’ve ever looked up while browsing inside the Royal Arcade, you’ll have noticed the giants looming beside the mall’s iconic clock. 

What you probably didn’t know about them is that their names are actually Gog and Magog, and to this day are the guardians of London, the city capital of England and Great Britain.

They have appeared as mascots representing London since the late 14th century.

The Creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Found “The Most Beautiful Place in The World” in Melbourne

In Doyle’s opinion, the most beautiful place to be found anywhere in the world was Melbourne Botanical Gardens. He wrote: “It is, I think, absolutely the most beautiful place I have ever seen”. 

Thirsty for more Melbourne-related facts? You’ll find plenty more here

Available Trails and Melbourne Treasure Hunts

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Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided Melbourne treasure hunts we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…

Frozen Idols, Shifting Walls

Embark on a treasure hunt in Melbourne CBD, where sculptures, street art, and urban wonders merge. 

This puzzle-filled adventure combines escape room thrills with sightseeing, showcasing Melbourne's vibrant, eclectic spirit. Explore well-known landmarks and hidden gems, discovering the city's past and present in a novel way.

Witness St Paul's Cathedral, the Town Hall, a legendary Victorian shopping arcade, the bustling streets of Chinatown, a unique sunken library, Parliament House, the serene Treasury Gardens, and the famous murals of Hosier Lane. Engage with riddles, face challenges, and enjoy stops at excellent pubs and cafes. 

'Frozen Idols, Shifting Walls' offers an immersive journey through Melbourne’s city centre, perfect for those seeking inspiration from its art, architecture, flavours, and sounds.

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Chameleon Lives

Chameleon Lives is a captivating, puzzle-filled scavenger hunt through Melbourne's multifaceted suburb, St Kilda.

From its origins as an indigenous hunting ground to its evolution into a hub for the Victorian elite, a bustling suburb, a red-light district, and a bohemian paradise, this trail uncovers the area's dynamic history and peculiar secrets. Engage in an interactive exploration full of art, history, hidden gems, and significant landmarks, perfect for groups of friends, family, or colleagues.

Expect to marvel at the City Hall, wander through the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, stroll down Acland Street, relax in O'Donnell Gardens, experience the magic of Luna Park, enjoy the St Kilda Foreshore, explore Alfred Square and Fitzroy Street. 

Along with intriguing riddles, you'll encounter great bars, cafes, and numerous surprises. This hunt is an ideal way for anyone eager to explore the depths of St Kilda's ever-changing character and discover the essence of this Melbourne marvel.

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