WHAT IS URBAN QUEST?

Urban Quest is a dynamic and energy-charged game that utilises puzzles, riddles and challenges to create a fun-filled team race through the iconic streets of Melbourne CBD.

HOW DOES URBAN QUEST ACTUALLY WORK?

Players access our unique Urban Quest software on their smartphones, which guides the way through the race, presenting tasks in the form of riddles or puzzles, which, in turn, lead our players to their next location. At each point, participants need to be prepared to think outside the box as they will be challenged with a variety of tasks – we can’t give any of our trade secrets away, but these could look, sound, taste, feel or be anything!

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE URBAN QUEST TEAM BUILDING EVENT?

There’s no “i” in team, nor in Urban Quest!
Teamwork is hugely important to many of life’s successes, and Urban Quest is the perfect choice to work on these skills. The tasks are specifically structured to foster communication and lateral thinking, and the competitive atmosphere of the race naturally creates a bonding experience for the participants. We will work with you to understand your needs and goals for your group and ensure these are being achieved through the event.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT URBAN QUEST CAN BE CUSTOMISED?

Do you have a special someone you’d like to make a fuss of? (aka embarrass just a little!?) We can help! Tell us all about the subject of the occasion – their likes/dislikes/unusual habits/funny stories etc – and we can utilise those details to tailor-make an event as unique as our hero of the day!

IS THERE URBAN QUEST FOR KIDS ?

Step aside, Pass the Parcel… Urban Quest is in town!
Forget those old party games and let us take your child’s birthday to the next level with an active and super-fun party in the park – simply let us know which area you are based in and we can set up our event in a secure, well-maintained local park/reserve. Our activities will be tailored to suit your child’s age level and are guaranteed to engage even the most reluctant of party-goers!

DO YOU CATER FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS ?

Absolutely – we love schools, and schools love us! We offer two options – for older students we recommend our city-based route which we tweak to suit the age group; and for younger students we can bring the game to you for an on-campus event. Get in contact with us now for a detailed discussion about what would suit your group best!

WHAT GROUP SIZES CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?

We can arrange our events for literally any group sizes and we recommend a minimum of 8-9 players to ensure some good healthy competition in your race.

WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD ON THE DAY?

We all know that Melbourne weather can be quite unpredictable – sunny one minute, raining the next… sunny again 5mins later!
Urban Quest aren’t quitters, so, unless in the case of extreme weather*, we will run the event regardless – after all, a little rain won’t make us melt! (….will it?)
*In the unlikely case of extreme weather, we will work with you to find another suitable date and time. However, we, fortunately, haven’t ever had any weather cancellations.

HOW PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING THE RACE IS?

The race is inclusive for all levels of fitness as our route locations are all within an easy walking distance of each other.

HOW DIFFICULT ARE THE TASKS AND CHALLENGES? WE DON’T WANT IT TO BE HARD…

We don’t want it to be too hard, either! Our main priority is that everyone has FUN so whilst our challenges are… well… challenging, they certainly aren’t a rocket science!
We regularly take on board any feedback about our existing game to ensure that it’s enjoyable for as many people as possible, and our current format is tried and tested by thousands of players so far – we are very confident that it is suitable for most people.

DOES URBAN QUEST HAVE ONLY ONE GAME ROUTE?

Our past players have been asking for more, so currently, we have an awesome route that we are utilising solely, whilst our mad scientists are in the fun lab cooking up some new tricks for a second route – soon to be released!
And as soon as we are confident that we’ve worked out any kinks or creases with the new game, we have plans for a third!

ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC ESSENTIALS OR A PREPARATION NEEDED BEFORE THE EVENT?

There are only 3 absolute essentials required on the day – a smartphone/device with mobile data; comfy walking shoes; and a healthy dose of good-spirited competitiveness!
Any other minor requirements (subject to change) will be made known to you prior to your event.

IS IT OPEN FOR PUBLIC?

Yes, we do run irregular public games and they are CRAZY good! (If we do say so ourselves…) We have 2 different types:
Urban Quest – a day-time foot race in the CBD;
Insomnia Race – a night-time car-based race around the city & city-fringes.
Both events are conceptually unique and one of a kind in Melbourne and Australia.
Anyone can join so head to our Public Games page in order to register for the next upcoming event!

HOW DOES THE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?

Just simply use one of our contact forms or shoot us an email to get in touch and let us know which date you’re after and the number of people in your group, and we will take it from there!

IS URBAN QUEST DIFFERENT FROM OTHER “AMAZING RACES”?

Urban Quest’s game concept is totally different from those currently presented on the market – we are the only provider within our field to have our own unique gaming platform.
This means no annoying piles of paper to be passed around the group – each team member has equal access to the system which updates in real-time, which keeps our races dynamic and flowing smoothly – the way they should be!
We also can proudly boast a massive 10+ years experience of creativity and production teams and therefore are the most qualified to ensure your event is the most memorable and fun one that it can be.

IS IT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE EXCEPT MELBOURNE?

Currently we are still based in Melbourne but are super-excited to announce that new franchise is being launched in Montreal, Canada , and possibly a few other locations around the globe in the pipeline! Stay tuned for more news to come.