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Sydney Harbour: A Truly Magnificent Bridge

A tip off about a suspicious canister set to go off at midnight...

A 'Super-Fog' that could bring Sydney to a complete standstill !... 

Only you can solve the clues and crack the 4 digit code needed to disarm the device !!

Add the excitement of cracking a secret code to your outdoor exploring adventure, with our self-guided puzzle-based walking trail, that takes you on an iconic journey of discovery into Sydney’s historic roots.

It starts from the equally historic North Shore, at Milson’s Point train station, spans the Harbour Bridge, cuts past the older ‘Rocks’ area and ends at the foreshore of Sydney Cove, known as Circular Quay, location of the first European settlement of Australia.

Walk around and discover a mix of old and new Sydney, learn interesting facts about the building of this great icon and Sydney’s original settlement and of course, find clues to help solve your mystery and foil a dastardlt plot!

Don’t forget to take a camera to capture the stunning views and glimpses of history!

Accessibility and facilities..

This fairly easy, 1—1.5hr walk does include a series of steps to take you up to the bridge level and down to the Quay level.  Whilst possible for the hardy stroller pusher, the absence of lifts on the bridge make it not suitable for wheelchairs. You need to allow for a lack of facilities on the Bridge walkway, however there are plenty of cafés when you get to the end at Circular Quay.  Dogs can be taken on leads, but be aware, it can be very crowded at peak tourist times. When planning, consider that Sunday is the busiest day, due to the market and other attractions which can distract from, or obscure visibility of some of the clues.

How to get there..

  • The trail starts from Milson’s Point  train  station, on the North Shore line, one stop up from Wynyard.  Alternatively, you can enjoy a ferry trip across to Milson’s Point/Luna Park,  photograph Sydney’s icons across a sparkling harbor, then climb the rather stimulating hill to the station!
  • The trail will finish at Circular Quay, with option for a return by bus or train.  Bus/train/ferry Transport info is available from TransportNSW (google Sydney Transport to easily locate).   

Additional options to make more of day out…. 

  • Luna Park Amusements  See  for info

  • Harbour Bridge South Pylon.  Opening times and pricing is at  Kids <4yrs are free. NB: there are 200 steps to the top!

  • The Big Dig.  A hands on educational centre focused on excavations that have been occurring since 1994. See  for opening and information

  • Susannah Place Museum. 3 houses capturing domestic life  in the 1800s. See for info

  • Another PuzzleTrail:  For the really energetic, try another close-by trail, like the ‘Sydney Opera House’, or ‘Historic Rocks’!


 Let’s get PuzzleTrailing!

  • Your downloaded booklet provides info on facilities found en-route and all you need to complete the trail and find all the clues. Miss one? Simply retrace your steps or if really stuck follow the SMS instructions in your booklet to get some hints!
  • Each clue will help you fill in the answer grid. Fill the whole grid and follow the instructions to crack the secret code required to outwit the bad guys and save the day!

Last word…….  RememberSlip, Slop, Slap”  (Google that if needed!)  ...and have lots of fun!! 

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