Download the Dubbo Region Discovery App for your device
Two inmates have escaped the Old Dubbo Gaol and hidden the Dubbo Region’s treasures throughout the CBD! Use your compatible smartphone to join the chase and uncover the hidden treasures. Reset the game at any time to play again and again!
How to play:
1. To play, simply update your Dubbo Region Discovery App on your compatible* smartphone. If you haven’t downloaded the app before, simply search for “Dubbo Region Discovery” in the App Store or Google Play (it's free!).
2. Explore the Dubbo CBD to find the treasures – there’s 8 to collect! When you are near a hidden treasure location, look for the street sticker, enter the code when prompted in the app, and the treasure will appear in AR!
3. Once you’ve found all 8 treasure locations, track down the two inmates to finish the game (hint: they’ll appear randomly back at any of the 8 previous locations!).
4. The app saves your collection as you find the treasures, so you can play over multiple visits to the CBD! Or if you want to play the entire game in one go, allocate about 1 hour of chasing time. And don’t forget, you can reset to play again and again!
5. Share photos of your treasure hunt with us by tagging @dubbocity or #SmileDubbo on Instagram or Facebook.
Your portal to the past! Discover the stories of Old Dubbo Gaol inmates long gone, as you unlock their original mugshots in Australia’s largest colourisation project. Experience it now on the Dubbo Region Discovery app on your next visit to the Old Dubbo Goal.
Please note the Augmented Reality (AR) technology used in the Dubbo Region Discovery app requires devices similar to the iPhone 6S upwards or the Samsung Galaxy S7 upwards. The app requires Android 7.0 or upwards in order to work correctly and depending on your Android device it may need Android 8.0 software or upwards.
If your device is running 7.0/8.0 or upwards you can check if your android device is compatible by searching for "Google Play Services for AR" in the Google Play store. If you are able to install it, your device will be compatible with the Dubbo Region Discovery application.
The app is compatible with some tablet devices. On apple devices, AR requires an iOS or iPadOS device with iOS 11 or later or iPadOS, and an A9 chip or later, and Android devices that support ARCore via Google Play Services for AR.
"You are not in Dubbo City" error message
To play The Great Chase, you need to be in the Dubbo CBD area - either standing in Macquarie or Talbragar Streets and allow location access if prompted. Unfortunately the game will not work if you are outside the Dubbo CBD as you need to physically find the secret street sticker locations to uncover the codes and reveal the hidden treasures in AR.