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How to do a Treasure Hunt in Brisbane with Kids

This article will share all the information you need to make a treasure hunt for your child, right here in Brisbane!

Are your kids thrilled by the idea of an adventurous Brisbane scavenger hunt? Would they love nothing more than to spend a few hours running around exploring the city Brisbane treasure hunt style while finding clues? Well, then you are going to love this article. Just for you, we’ve compiled a list of companies that provide Brisbane scavenger hunts for families who love a challenge!

Feel the adventure and exhilaration as your kids get swept up in the excitement of finding their treasure as fast as they can. Organising a treasure hunt would usually take a lot of planning but because we’re all so busy we recommend outsourcing your next adventure to the experts! Prepare to be rewarded with a treasure chest of smiles! Here’s your first clue…

Breakout Brisbane

Treasure Hunts Brisbane

Breakout Brisbane offers two Brisbane treasure hunt-type challenges for groups of 10-300. Choose from the Amazing Race Style City Challenge or the Puzzle Master where they come to a location of your choosing.

  • Amazing Race Style City Challenge: Get out and get active in a Brisbane treasure hunt race! The Breakout Brisbane City Challenge gives you an opportunity to discover some of Brisbane’s hidden treasures while racing against other teams and the clock. Teammates will have to work together to solve problems and complete challenging tasks all whilst navigating their way through the inner-city location. 2.5 hours in duration with prices varying with group size.
  • Puzzle Master: Track down the fugitive! You will need to solve a series of clues trying to become the first team to successfully identify the fugitive. For each successful puzzle completed, teams will get a piece of information to help narrow down the pool of suspects. First team to correctly identify the fugitive will win the treasure hunt! 2.5 hours in duration with prices varying with group size.

Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Brisbane

On this fun-filled, app-led Brisbane scavenger hunt, find storied buildings, great green spaces and cultural institutions. See the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City Hall, and St. Johnʼs Cathedral on this scavenger hunt of Brisbane! Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can’t find the answer we’ll guide you to the next location.

Work with your team to answer trivia questions and complete photo challenges. Earn extra points for each hidden treasure you find and photo your team takes. Can your team beat the Brisbane high score? You can do this interactive scavenger hunt at any time. Find out more here.

Geocaching Brisbane

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. There are 3,756 active geocaches around Brisbane! So therefore, there’s plenty of ‘treasure’ hunting options for your family. Don’t let the ‘GPS enabled devices’ stress you out. In our case, all that meant was smartphones which you use to find treasures!  Read about geocaching with kids here.

Where are the Geocaches in Brisbane?

Just LOOK at how many geocaches are in the Brisbane City area! Get the interactive map or download the app here.

Treasure Hunt Geocache Brisbane locations

Have we missed any treasure hunts in Brisbane that you know about? Add them in the comments below!

This article was featured in Issue 46 of our printed magazine, published June 2021.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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