Download the app and uncover the secrets of Sydney with a Self-guided Exploration Game
A super fun activity for young and old, families, couples or on your own. Download the app to gain access to your self guided quest. Follow clues and uncover the history of Sydney. Discover the the inspiring stories of the people of The Rocks, the ruins at Foundation Park and stunning views from Observatory Hill.
Get into the shoes of a former convict who’s trying to make a new life for himself in 19th-century Australia, a land of wonders and new possibilities.
The quest will take you about 2 hours to complete from start to finish, but there’s no time limit. You can stop and start when ever you want, allowing you to go at your own pace. You don’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin your adventure.
You were a convict brought to Australia for the crime of stealing bread from a shop back home in London. You were hungry at the time, unable to find work, and alone. Your only family, your mother, died two years before. You were in prison for 3 years, but today is your first day as a free man.
What can you do? You feel lost and have no idea how to start a new life so far from home. You are about to enjoy Sydney as a free man for the first time. Maybe here you’ll find some hope? Who can you talk to and ask for advice?
It’s a strange new land with unusual looking animals and birds they say exist no where else in the world. I have been given the names of a few people who know the city and who can help me find my way.
The only certainty for me is that my new life starts now, and if I’m going to make it a good life, then I had better start working on it right now. Let’s go!
What an enjoyable way to discover Sydney! loved learning new things and being a tourist in my own town. Can’t wait to do this on holiday in other cities! — Megan Jeganathan, Oct 2020
- Discover popular and lesser-known places in Sydney.
- Experience how, in only 11 years, Lachlan Macquarie rapidly transformed Sydney from a penal colony to a proud international city.
- Hang out with ‘Push Gang’ members and imagine how dangerous The Rocks would have been.
- Find a spiritual connection to Sydney that will stay with you forever.