It has taken a long six months for Mudgee local, Jessica Nipperess and her team to bring a new, creative, and mysterious activity to town.
Those keen to solve a mystery centred around Mudgee will have the chance to to do so starting from April 13.
Jessica was inspired by an activity similar to MudgeeMystery that she had participated in with her family in Sydney, and upon reflection, thought Mudgee deserved something of a kind.
"It was a really fun family activity and I wanted to make my own version of it to bring back to Mudgee," she said.
"I personally think that Mudgee is such an interesting place with a lot of history and intrigue surrounding it."
After a successful pitch at an Orana Arts Youth Funding session, Jessica was on the lookout for a team of developers and "was so lucky to find" Courtney Boxsell and Anna Bromley who helped get the activity up and running.
From then on, it took the team half a year to develop the storyline, clues, directions and marketing.
MudgeeMystery is a way to show everyone that there is more to Mudgee than what meets the eye.Jessica Nipperess
"MudgeeMystery was definitely not something that happened overnight and I'm very grateful to have the support from so many people," Jessica said.
Those who participate in the hour an a half long activity will follow directions to find clues with the answers helping solve the mystery.
"The answers to the clues are things like quirky landmarks or information on plaques, things that you would usually pay no attention to," Nipperess told.
The beauty about MudgeeMystery is that you can do it at any time you like. It is a free activity available throughout the year for anyone who is interested.
"All you need is a team and the materials and you can take to the streets at any time you like."
If you would like to attempt to solve the mystery, download the materials needed from www.mudgeemystery.com or from the Mudgee Library.
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