Explore the Surf Coast with new Self-Guided Scavenger hunt
PEOPLE of all ages can learn about the local area, find interesting places and have fun along the way with a series of new self-guided scavenger hunt called Scavenger Trail set up across Anglesea, Torquay and Lorne.
There are three different trails in each location, including one free teaser trail in each town, and they are suited to people of all ages with a phone and a sense of adventure.
Co-creator of the Scavenger Trail, Paul Ferris, said the trails were designed to encourage locals and visitors alike to get outdoors and explore the Surf Coast in a new light.
“We came up with the idea to do something like this to allow people to not only explore the local area but to learn about it along the way,” Mr Ferris said.
“My wife and I have done a lot of travelling and exploring different national parks and areas across the world, and living here now we really appreciate what’s in our backyard and I think it’s really cool to showcase it and get people off the beaten track a bit, not just go to the beach.
“I guess the important part is to get people out and about and learn about the local area.”
Mr Ferris said the trails have received positive feedback from all ages, from families to seniors, with the trails accessible to all ages, with children to be supervised.
“There’s no cost for the basic trail so there’s no barrier for entry,” Mr Ferris said.
“One lady said it’s great to get her kids off screens as it’s all outdoors.”
To set out on a Scavenger Trail, the first step is to choose a trail and pay all fees (if applicable).
Those setting out on the trail will be emailed a website link to login with an extra app and can then go to the starting point with a phone ready to begin.
For those hoping to delay their start, the link lasts for a week.
Setting out on the trail, they then follow a series of clues from one point to the next, with a time limit on each clue.
Each trail weaves in a series of facts about the local area along the way with optional interactive elements like uploading photos as you go.
To find out more about Scavenger Trail or book a trail, head to their website.