Treasure Hunt Games are a great way to encourage people to explore and engage with their surroundings…but when a global pandemic hits and you’re forced have to stay at home and minimise travel, how can treasure hunt games be used? For entrepreneurs like Josephina McDonald (owner of Halls Gap Lakeside holiday park and Grampians Treasure Hunts) you get creative!

Josephina’s Grampians Treasure Hunt app has been used for the past year to entertain her holiday park guests with storytelling and on-location treasure hunt games, but with visitor numbers dropping, she’s found an innovative way to use the app to engage with previous customers and to promote her holiday park to new customers. “No matter where you are in the world, you can still enjoy this piece of paradise”.

Win a $1000 Holiday Package (and more)

Josephina used her Creator CMS game creation skills to create a stay at home virtual game to keep her region (and business) front of mind for previous and future customers. I mean, who doesn’t want a free holiday?!

Instead of using GPS to trigger game challenges on-location, she created the Virtual Grampians Holiday game for people to explore the grampians from the comfort of their own home, and go in the draw to win a bunch of prizes.

How to play the Virtual Grampians Holiday Game

Visit the Halls Gap Lakeside Holiday Park website for detailed instructions for how to play the game and go in the draw to win one the great prizes on offer. Good luck! **Prizes are only open to Australian Residents/Citizens and prizes will only be shipped to Australian postcodes.**

About the Grampians Treasure Hunts app

“Let us guide you around the region, using GPS locations, allowing you to experience the Grampians, your way. Not only will you find hidden gems around the region, but you will also experience the purest feeling of being connected, to yourself, your loved ones and nature, whilst having loads of fun.”

Locatify created custom Android and iOS apps which provide access to the treasure hunt games which were created in the Creator CMS. The games features different kinds of GPS triggered quiz challenges such as: multi-choice questions, upload a photo challenge, memory games, draw a picture and single answer text questions.

Players are awarded a letter for each correct challenge. The final challenge requires players to answer the challenge using the letters from previously completed challenges.

About the Grampians National Park

The Grampians presents over 10,000 hectares of National Park with stunning sandstone mountains, picturesque waterfalls, scenic bush-walks, magnificent views and abundant wildlife. It boasts rich Aboriginal heritage and the region is known for its award-winning wines and local produce. The beauty of the region inspires local artists and attracts nature lovers and adventurers

What Josephina has to say..

Locatify specialises in the development of location-aware mobile apps, all over the world, and their knowledge, professionalism and customer service is outstanding! They extended great patience whilst assisting in the development of our own branded app allowing our guests to be guided around the Grampians at any one time in all directions! The sky is the limit!
In our opinion the GPS based guides/tours and treasure hunts are the ultimate medium in exploring Australia with so many remote areas and hidden treasures to discover and are excited to open this market!
Thanks Locatify, we look forward to what’s to come.“- Josephina McDonald, Owner, Halls Gap Lakeside