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A great activity to do in Melbourne this weekend
Legendary Laneways Quest
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Legendary Laneways Quest
Legendary Laneways Quest
Legendary Laneways Quest
Legendary Laneways Quest

Legendary Laneways Quest

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Want to experience Melbourne culture but not sure where to start? Embark on a Quest through the hidden back streets that are so iconic to this city. You'll wander through Melbourne's best lanes and arcades to discover unique street art, stunning architecture, and historical trivia.

 **PLEASE NOTE - there is currently construction on the Legendary Laneways route. Short detours may be necessary. All solutions are printed at the back of the booklet if a clue is not accessible.

Download a free sample page of the Quest booklet.

During your walk, follow the Quest instructions to collect clues. Then solve the puzzle! 

  • Starting point: Flinders Street Station
  • Walking distance: 2-3 kilometers
  • Estimated duration: 1½ hours
  • Accessibility: Suitable for wheelchairs and prams
  • Puzzle Difficulty: Moderate. Suitable for children 10+.
  • Arcade Opening Hours:
    • Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm
    • Fri 10am-8pm
    • Sat 9am-5pm
    • Sun 10am-5pm
    • Public Holidays 11am-5pm

A reward awaits at the end of your Quest in the form of a surprise restaurant where you can sit, relax and relive your Quest experience. Each surprise destination is hand-picked for its quality, service, and essential Melbourne-ness. What an adventurous way to experience Australia's food capital!

Some points of interest on the route include:

  • Degraves Street
  • The Block Arcade
  • Hardware Lane
  • The Royal Arcade

You can enjoy the Legendary Laneways 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 Legendary Laneways 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. 

Surprise Destinations: 

  • Italian Cafe & Dessert Bar - A glamorous eatery where you're sure to find something to love. From a full Italian feast to a takeaway pastry, this staple of the Melbourne food scene has you covered in the most delicious way possible.
  • Urban Beer Garden  This iconic venue offers an Instagram-worthy food menu which pairs perfectly with drinks, good times and waterfront views.  
  • French Creperie A little slice of Paris awaits down a secret alley, serving handmade traditional savoury galettes and sweet crepes.
  • Sweet Treats - A cosy nook where you can indulge in locally crafted cakes and Melbourne's famous coffee.

If these venues aren't your idea of a perfect destination, you can create a Custom Quest with your favourite place as the mystery ending! It's a surprise that is perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, hens parties or any special occasion.

More questions? Please visit our How it Works page for more details, or contact us and we'll get back to you ASAP!