What makes Escape Room – SmartHunt so popular?

Embrace your inner puzzler and embark on a quest full of challenges needed to Escape! Ready, Set, GO!

The Escape Room SmartHunt® is a great way for your group to have fun, while working together as a team. Teams are provided with an iPad loaded with the SmartHunts app used to guide the team through the event, capture fun photos and videos, answer trivia question answers, as well as complete the Escape Room Challenges.

These Photo missions, video challenges, and trivia questions guide teams on a scavenger hunt through the various attractions, sites, and local gems of the area. Teams will also participate in various Escape Room themed challenge stations throughout the hunt to earn bonus points, as well as hack the secret code to a lockbox. At each of these Escape Room challenges, teams have to solve various puzzles as well as complete fun, cryptic challenges to allow their team to escape!

Escaping the Kick-Off room!

The SmartHunt® begins with an introduction by our Lead Facilitator, during which teams will be presented with the event goals, rules, and suggested strategies, followed by a demo on how to navigate the SmartHunts App. Before teams can access the iPad, they must first hack the locked iPad code by completing various puzzles and clues in the room. Teams are allowed to escape the kick-off room and begin the Escape Room challenges only after they Hack the iPad code. A countdown clock is set to 10 minutes for all teams to complete this initial challenge. The faster a team Hack the iPad , the bigger  head start they have to complete the remaining challenges. After the 10-minute timer is up, all remaining teams are provided with the code and allowed to escape the kick-off room and join the other teams in the competition.

Out and About!

While teams are out and about exploring the surrounding area and having fun by submitting photos, videos and trivia answers, they will also be tasked with completing the various Escape Room themed challenges along the way. Once teams arrive at an Escape Room challenge station, a SmartHunts team member (the “Escape Master”) welcomes the team and presents the challenges and cryptic puzzles needed to ‘escape’.

Once the team is ready to ‘escape’, the facilitator starts a countdown timer. Teams must solve the presented challenge within the time allotted to receive their part of the secret code to the lockbox. After all of the Escape Room challenges are accomplished, teams will have the complete code needed to unlock the lockbox that contains a QR code and key. Teams scan the QR code with their SmartHunts app to earn big bonus points. Teams keep the key they earn to present to the “Escape Master” who is standing at the entrance to the event end location.

Escape Room Challenges

Examples of Escape Room challenges.

Code Jenga:

Escape Jenga game has a math equation on the bottom 3 blocks. The rules of this game prevent teams from being able to view the bottom blocks until all other blocks have been carefully extracted and set aside. When a team gets to the bottom blocks, they can flip them over, and an achievable math equation will be revealed. When teams complete this attainable equation, the answer will provide the team with a digit needed to unlock the lock box secret code.

Cryptex Puzzles: 

Teams are provided with various puzzles and riddles that they have to solve, each of which earns the team a number to the cryptex. Once the puzzles are solved and the cryptex is opened, it reveals one of the numbers needed for the lock box secret code.

Drone Maze: 

Teams must navigate an indoor drone course, and when the drone lands on the final obstacle, one of the numbers needed to unlock the lock box is revealed.

Laser Dodging:

Teams must walk through a light laser field without touching any of the beams of light.

Code Hack: 

Teams must solve puzzles to break the iPad screen lock code.

Event conclusion

As teams begin to appear back at the end location, teams must hand their key to the facilitator in order to be allowed in for the event’s ‘Wrap-up’ ceremony, and of course, to ESCAPE!  Does your team have what it takes to ESCAPE?

Special Note: Access to client provided “room/rooms”  is required for the best “Escape Room” effect. If rooms are not available, we can customize zones to resemble an escape room environment. Call for more details.


Whether it’s Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne or any location of your choosing, we can run an Amazing Chase Smarthunt anywhere anytime and can even customise and brand the app to your requirements.

FREE Wet Weather Assurance Program

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At no additional cost, Time Out Adventures will provide you with several well established alternate indoor Team Building programs that addresses your core objectives & desired outcomes.  Simply select your alternate indoor program when your booking is confirmed and we will ensure it is on standby ready to go should it be needed.



  Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions? We've got answers! Everything you thought to ask, and some things you didn't. This is a collection of the most common queries we get on this event from our customers. We recommend you have a read to ensure you're not caught out on the day. If there's anything you're still unsure of, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Whether it’s Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne or any location of your choosing, we can run an Escape Room Smarthunt anywhere anytime and can event customise and brand the app to your requirements.


The minimum duration is 1 hour and the maximum duration is 4 hours.


The minimum group size is 10 and the maximum group size 1,000+


Yes we can most certainly customise the hunt to your requirements for a small fee.


  • Ipads & Escape room puzzles
  • Equipment inspection, allocation, delivery and setup
  • Program design and documentation
  • Professional facilitators
  • Onsite support, liaison with event planners/co-ordinators
  • Back office support staff
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Sunscreen for duration of program (outdoor events)
  • Comprehensive public liability insurance for up to $20,000,000
  • Scoring and review of the program
  • Water and Sunscreen
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Customised hunts/branding (optional extra)
  • Trophies and or prizes (can be arranged upon request)
  • Professional video and photography (can be organised upon request)
  • Experiential learning workshops (available upon request)
  • Accommodation, Food and Transfers


  • Customised hunts/branding (starting at $300 extra)
  • Trophies/Medals (starting from as little as $15 per trophy/medal)

  Terms and Conditions


Prices & Charges

We can tailor any of our programs to suit your requirements, outcomes and of course budget. Please don't hesitate to contact us for a fixed price quote.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We will try to be as flexible with any changes you may have prior to your event.   If you need to cancel your event and it is more than 14 days from the scheduled date and you choose not to reschedule it, we reserve the right to retain 25% of the total fixed price amount or

If you choose to cancel your event and it is less than 14 days from the scheduled event and you choose not to reschedule it we reserve the right to retain 60% of the total fixed price amount or

If you choose to cancel the event on the day for any reason including weather, we reserve the right to retain 100% of the total fixed price amount.

If at any stage you choose to reschedule your event, then we reserve the right to charge a re-booking fee of 20% of the total fixed price amount or $300.00 whichever is the greater.