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Sydney Scavenger & Treasure Hunts

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues Perfectly balanced & location-based.
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones Messages sent to you and your team's phones.
  • Explore Sydney's historic landmarks and hidden gems Our speciality, discovering and showing off amazing places!
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes Optional breaks to catch a rest along the way.
  • Compete Set the fastest time and see you ranking on your end certificate. for top spot on the Sydney 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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CityDays Sydney Hunts

Each hunt explores a different area of city in one of two ways. Our classic treasure hunts & scavenger hunts use puzzle-filled directions to guide players to exciting new sights. Our Story trails do all this with the added bonus of an immersive story on top - play the main character and relive a tale from the city's past or experience a story all your own.

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Action-packed Scavenger Hunts & Treasure Hunts in Sydney

How the Sydney days out work

Discover Sydney's secret places

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

Fun challenges

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

Play together or competitively

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

Fully flexible bookings

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

Complete challenges on a Sydney Scavenger Hunt and discover hidden gems at your own pace. An epic adventure, or amazing race, is the perfect activity for a team building day out!

Work together with your team to solve riddles and explore Sydney. You'll start your treasure hunt at a well known location, when you're ready to hunt in Sydney, just send start.

Scavenger hunt clues can be broken into two parts; First - obscured directions to solve using your surroundings to unlock your path to hidden gems, Second - a question to answer trivia or solve riddles using the city itself.

Fun activity for all groups

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Sydney Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt Reviews

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

Penny Dreadfuls Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Penny Dreadfuls

Mum and I LOVED our time out in York, exploring bits we don't think we'd have noticed without CityDays guiding us there…

Jenny Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Jenny

We did like the quest very much! The interface was easy to use and was helpful.My wife really loved the dog fountain an…

DJ's Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

DJ's

Fab way to get to know the city better. Clues were easy to follow whilst making you take in things you've never noticed…

Big Three O Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Big Three O

We had a great afternoon. The clues were enough of a challenge to make it fun- but not too hard! We loved the walk and …

Tabitha Peat Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Tabitha Peat

Great experience. Had way more fun than I was expecting and got quite competitive!

JerseySpuds Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

JerseySpuds

Really good clues and learnt new things so it parts of London. Great fun!!

cheeky buggas Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

cheeky buggas

It’s soooo fun

Sanlo Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Sanlo

We had a great day in Brighton! We have been there before but did not know such incredible streets and little squares e…

Margaretta Pirates Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Margaretta Pirates

Honestly, I did not know what to expect from this experience. I booked it as a mystery day to surprise my mom and siste…

Team McReady Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Team McReady

A great day out with clues that were not too easy and not too difficult. Would recommend!

Muppets Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Muppets

Just the right amount of information when clues are solved. Stops are important. How about some images with the trivi…

Odyssey Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Odyssey

We had a brilliant day together, great fun as a group, and even the seasoned Londoners saw sights they'd never seen bef…

The Shaws Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

The Shaws

Great day out for a family of 4 (22 and 17yr old) we all thoroughly enjoyed it, Greenwich is stunning thank you

Bros from other hoes Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Bros from other hoes

We booked Clause & Effect for our family when they were visiting from the South West and had the best time (and scran!)…

S'us Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

S'us

Wonderful fun! Trail was well thought out and just difficult enough to give our brains a work out as well as our legs.

Willow Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Willow

Amazing day out. We’ve done both the Leeds walks now and both were brilliant. Planning on York next!

Cirque du Sore Legs Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Cirque du Sore Legs

Loved this!!!!! Super fun! We will be doing this again

Ailbhe & Anne Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Ailbhe & Anne

So much fun, challenging in the best way and opens your eyes to such an interesting side of the city!

Veronica Hein Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Veronica Hein

So fun! Loved it.

Bowen Weather-Banton Scavenger Hunt / Treasure Hunt

Bowen Weather-Banton

Loved the walk, especially the view from the Observatory:) will definitely be coming back to Greenwich now

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Your Sydney Scavenger Hunt: Transform Sydney Into a Living Treasure Chest

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Your urban odyssey starts here…

Welcome to Sydney, Australia’s metropolitan playground and historic treasure trove!

For many people, Sydney’s appeal lies in its incredible beaches, nightlife and stunning vistas. But just beneath the surface of Sydney CBD lies many city secrets, quirks and mysteries that are only discovered by the bravest and best city detectives…

Are you one of them? Only one way to find out… 

Unleash your creative and curious mind as you delve into a scavenger hunt in Sydney that takes you beyond the obvious and into the previously unknown and unnoticed with CityDays!

Sydney Scavenger Hunts: The Ideal Bucks, Hens, Birthday or Corporate Team-Building Activity in Sydney

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Grab your mates, date, family or colleagues for an unforgettable adventure through Sydney CBD!

The beauty of a scavenger hunt is that it truly is an activity for everyone and anyone. 

People young and old have enjoyed our trails over the past six years all over the world, and we’re proud to say that our numbers are still growing in size. Kids, adults, friends, families and coworkers have allowed us to uncover their city for them. Now it’s your turn! 

Whether you’re planning a holiday party or you want to turn your hens or bucks party into an unforgettable experience, a CityDays scavenger hunt in Sydney will take your day out to the next level.

Team-Building Scavenger Hunts in Sydney

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Throw away the corporate rulebook for team-building activities and unleash your coworkers on their city! 

Our team-building scavenger hunts in Sydney have been designed to boost your team bonds, heat up their competitive sides and teach them a thing or two about their own backyards. 

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 challenges!

Get The Most Out of Your Scavenger Hunt in Sydney

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Our Sydney scavenger hunt transforms you and your friends, family, colleagues or whoever into detectives, explorers and tour guides all at the same time. 

You answer the clues, you discover the secret sights and hidden gems, and it’s your team that competes for first place on our leaderboard.

We’ve worked hard to make sure there’s something for everyone who plays our Sydney treasure hunt. So if it’s history, pubs, cosy cafes, weird geographical quirks or the satisfaction of solving a murder mystery you’re after - know that you’ll find it with CityDays!

The Best Self-Guided Scavenger Hunts in Sydney

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

You’re the ones who will be scavenging for secrets, so why shouldn’t you have more say in your Sydney scavenger hunt?

With CityDays’ scavenger hunts, you decide when you play, who you play with, and if and when you want to take breaks. 

We send puzzles, riddles and clues to your phone that take you from A to B and beyond, all you have to do is respond with the correct answer to move on. If that sounds too technical, don’t worry - there’s nothing complicated about it. 

If you can send and receive texts, have a pair of comfy shoes for walking in and a great bunch of people to explore Sydney with, you’re already overqualified. 

How Your Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt in Sydney Works

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Our treasure hunts in Sydney 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. 

Any questions? Here’s how it works.

Sustainability and Environmental Impact

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 Sydney 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…

Featured Locations on Your Sydney Scavenger Hunt

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Want a sneak peek into what you’ll see on our Sydney scavenger hunts? Well, there’s no harm in giving you a clue or two. 

Forgive us for keeping a few of our cards close to our chest, but believe us when we say they’re more remarkable when you discover them for yourself. Here are a few highlights that we’re willing to share!

Angels Place

Tucked away between the busy thoroughfares of George and Pitt Street, this charming alleyway is easy to miss. 

Sounding above the roar of the city, you will hear the calls of 50 different birds: the voices of species pushed to the city's fringes by the relentless march of human progress.

The empty birdcages symbolise how humans have impacted the native flora and fauna of Sydney and are a stark reminder of the importance of wildlife. 

Queen Victoria Building

QVB opened in 1898 (the year of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee) and has become a staple of the Sydney skyline. Best known for its haute couture shops linked to prestigious global brands, QVB harbours more secrets than the average Sydneysider has probably realised…

For instance, did you know that in 1986, Queen Elizabeth II wrote a letter to the people of Sydney? It is currently sealed and held in a display at QVB and will be read aloud publicly in 2085. No one apart from the late Queen knows what it says!

Available Trails and Sydney Treasure Hunts

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

Secrets of The CBD

Embark on an interactive scavenger hunt in Sydney that blends riddle-solving fun with urban exploration through the CBD and the historic Rocks. 

This puzzle-filled journey offers an insight into the city's most vibrant areas, showcasing Victorian architecture, monumental statues, striking street art, and hidden historical anecdotes.

Learn about a park's past as an Aboriginal ritual contest ground and a street that birthed a coup d'état overthrowing colonial rule. 'Secrets of the CBD' reveals the answers to these and many other intriguing questions…

Key sights include the Town Hall, the Victoria Building, Hyde Park, St Mary's Cathedral, Martin Place, and First Fleet Park. Alongside engaging puzzles and challenges, enjoy stops at excellent bars and cafes, each adding to the surprise and delight of the trail.

This hunt is a riddling deep dive into Sydney's heart, offering a genuine taste of the city's spirit. Ideal for those seeking a unique and comprehensive Sydney experience. 

Note: this route partially overlaps with the 'Death on the Rocks' tour.

Death on The Rocks

Join a thrilling murder mystery scavenger hunt in Sydney, where you're plunged into a high-stakes game to catch a killer after a (fictional) local resident is found dead at Circular Quay. 

Assisted by the legendary Sherlock Holmes, you'll need to complete the game-master's intricate challenges, analysing their words for clues to their identity. Every location and phrase could lead you closer to solving the mystery, so pay attention!

As time ticks away, it's a race against the clock to identify the killer before you become their next target. Your team will receive clues on your phones, leading you through scenic parts of the city. Each clue ends with a riddle, solvable using items found in your surroundings. Correct answers will unlock the next step and advance the story. Incorrect answers will set the investigation back…

Throughout the game, receive vital information from Sherlock Holmes at headquarters. Use this, along with accidental hints from the killer, to deduce their identity and stop them in their tracks. This scavenger hunt includes optional breaks at excellent cafes and pubs, blending an intense detective experience with the charm of Sydney.

Going For Gold

Embark on "Going for Gold," a riddling journey that takes you through Sydney's CBD and the hidden alleys of Chinatown. This trail uncovers the vibrant mix of cultures that have shaped Sydney's past and present, revealing lesser-known facets of the city.

Your adventure will guide you to stunning parks and monuments celebrating Scottish, Chinese, and Indigenous Australian heritage. Enjoy rest stops at some of the city's finest cafes and pubs, complemented by a series of engaging puzzles.

Key attractions include the Art Gallery of NSW, St Mary's Cathedral, the ANZAC Memorial, and Capitol Square. Along with puzzles and challenges, you'll encounter great bars, cafes, and numerous surprises. 

This trail is perfect for those looking to experience the alternative charms of central Sydney, suitable for both locals and newcomers eager for a unique exploration.

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