Embark on a Quest. Discover the city. Solve the puzzle. Reveal a surprise!
'Laneways: The Paris End Quest' will take you through the small back streets of Melbourne's eastern CBD. On the way you'll discover hidden secrets, unique culture, and lots of surprising street art. Find hidden clues along the route as you explore some of Melbourne’s best sights. Then, solve the puzzle to reveal the surprise ending!
Starting point: Flinders Street Station
- Walking distance: 5 kilometers
- Estimated duration: 2 hours
- Accessibility: Suitable for wheelchairs and prams
Puzzle Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for children 8+.
Download a free sample page of the Quest booklet.
Choose Your Surprise Ending:
Fresh Pastries - You'll smell this hidden gem before you see it; grab a freshly baked pastry and coffee, curl up on the curb and enjoy the laneway atmosphere.
- Price: Pastries from $5.50
- Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am-5pm, or until sold out.
- Memorial Laneway - A touching street art installation like no other.
- Price: Free
- Opening Hours: All hours
Hidden Message - Use the clues you've found on your Quest to reveal a secret message.
- Riddles - - Your Quest booklet will include a series of family-friendly riddles! Try to guess the answer before you use the clues to reveal the solutions.
If you'd like a different surprise ending, request a custom Quest with your own destination or message.
Some points of interest on the route include:
- Hosier Lane
- AC/DC Lane
- Meyers Place
- Tattersalls Lane
Quests never expire! Instantly download your Quest booklet today, and hold onto it until you're ready to embark.
You can enjoy The Paris End Quest as an amazing race experience. Just form teams and challenge each other to see who can reach the surprise destination first!
If you'd rather take your time, feel free to meander slowly through the clues, stopping wherever you like for detours. Sit and grab a coffee, visit a museum or go shopping during the Quest. There are no rules, so do what you like.
The Paris End Quest is also a great activity to do with kids. Enjoy quality family time while your children learn skills like following instructions and navigation. The puzzles will develop their problem solving abilities. Finding clues helps with resilience and observational ability. It's a perfect weekend activity.