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Rockingham Play Trails

Rockingham Play Trails

Rockingham Play Trails

Let’s go on a digital scavenger adventure!

We are excited to present the Rockingham Play Trails initiative to the community, developed in partnership with Nature Play WA.

Rockingham Play Trails takes a traditional scavenger hunt game to a whole new level. Using the Nature Play WA's Play Trails app, the community will visit various trail locations across the City to unlock challenges, solve quiz questions and score points. The local play trails are available for all families and their kids to enjoy all year round and is free to download.

Each play trail is created to motivate families to be active, have fun, learn and play together in local parks and reserves while maintaining physical distancing requirements. Each trail includes:

  • Overview map and locations
  • Challenge locations are plotted on the play trail map. Players visit each location to unlock a challenge.
  • Challenges
  • Challenges include creating something using nature, solving a quiz question, taking a photo or playing a mini game.
  • Points
  • Points are awarded for each completed challenge. 
  • Leader board

On completing the trail, players can view their score and position on the leader board. This can be found at the bottom right of the Rockingham Play Trails map. We encourage participants to use nicknames for the leader board.

We would love for all players to share their Rockingham Play Trails journey with other local players by posting pictures on social media and using #LearnThroughPlayRockingham.

Download the Play Trails app now to access Rockingham Play Trails.
To download, simply click the icons below and follow the prompts.

Download for Android

Download on the apple store

Connect to Culture

There is more than meets the eye. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been part of shaping the City into what it is today. Rockingham Play Trails is a great opportunity to learn about the traditional use of our local land and provides opportunities to connect to Nyoongar Country. Nyoongar country is made up of 14 clan groups with seven dialectic groups. The City of Rockingham borders the lands of the Whadjuk and Binjareb Nyoongar people. 

Watch the video below from local Nyoongar tour guide Justin Martin and local Nyoongar woman Cheryl Martin to learn about the Nyoongar language, local wildlife, plants and their seasonal use at one of the Rockingham Play Trail Locations, Lake Richmond (Yadoba).

The City acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which the City stands, the Nyoongar people, and pays respects to their elders both past and present.

Video

Lake Richmond - Rockingham Play Trails

Watch this video to learn about the Nyoongar language, local wildlife, plants and their seasonal use at Lake Richmond (Yadoba).

How to use Nature Play WA's Play Trails App

  1. Use the map, list view (top right) or 'Redeem Invitation' and use the code 'ROCKINGHAM' to find City of Rockingham, Rockingham Play Trail.
  2. Pre-download Rockingham Play Trail by clicking 'Start/Download Trail'.
  3. When you're at the trail, click 'Begin Game' and enter your player name.
  4. Go to locations marked on the map to unlock content.
  5. Complete challenges at each location to score points.
  6. See your position on the scoreboard by clicking on the points icon (bottom right).

Please note:

Background GPS use can dramatically decrease battery life so close the app when it’s not in use.

Trails can be completed without internet connection, although an initial connection is required to install the game and, at the end, to update the leader board.

Your privacy is important to us. Please see the Nature Play WA Privacy Policy for details about the information/data that we gather on or through the Play Trails app, how we use such information and the steps taken to protect it.

Safety reminder:

Community safety starts with you – please adhere to social distancing and practise good personal hygiene, including washing and sanitising your hands wherever possible.

Keep your eyes up when walking and always stop in a safe place to consult the app for directions or to read unlocked content.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Remember to be Sun Smart by wearing sunscreen, a hat and taking a water bottle on your adventures.

Nature can present unexpected risks. Be careful as you walk around our local lakes – we don’t want to disturb any of the wildlife as this is their home.

How did you go?

We are interested to hear about your experiences and invite you to complete a short online survey. The feedback you provide is vital information for us to improve the quality of our events and services.

Feedback

The City would like to thank Nature Play WA for their partnership on this community outdoor play initiative.

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