Ballina Treasure Hunt with Rachel's Irish Adventures - Visit North Mayo

Do you want to spend a refreshing day outside?

Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is an exciting outdoor activity for all ages. This scavenger hunt, designed by Rachel’s Irish Adventures, will take you on an interactive discovery trip around Ballina’s famous Belleek Woods.

Let’s go and explore nature, discover Ballina’s hidden gems while solving entertaining riddles. Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is thoughtfully designed to provide an enjoyable time for the whole family. Follow the clues, find secret locations, and discover more about Ballina’s colourful history.

Are you ready for a fun outdoor game?

Ballina Treasure Hunt – Game Facts


Take your time! The goal of Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is to provide you with a fun outdoor experience. Enjoy exploring Belleek woods and don’t forget to look up from your map to soak in the naturally refreshing atmosphere.


In its shortest version the course is approximately 3km.

Recommended group size

1-3 people

Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is an adventure for the whole family, for couples and for groups of friends. To make the most of this experience we recommend no more than 3 players per group, so everyone gets the best opportunity to engage with the map, the clues, and the riddles.

Ballina Treasure Hunt ‘friendly duel’: For 4 or more

For a group of 4 or more people we recommend experiencing Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt as a friendly duel between 2 groups. Find the start together and head of into opposite directions. Let’s see where and when you find each other again.


Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is an ideal family activity. The game includes riddles and clues of various difficulties. Some can be solved without reading and are suitable for children from the age of 6.

Besides puzzles and riddles the game includes lots of playfully incorporated information about the area, its tales and wildlife.


As long as one adult is with each group this adventure is suitable for detectives of all ages. Rachel’s Ballina Treasure Hunt is not designed for groups of children without supervision!

Mystery Package

Rachel’s team will meet you for a short game briefing and to hand you a ‘Mystery Package’. The package will include game instruction, hints, and tools you will need for the Treasure Hunt.

Make sure to read all instructions carefully, handle the materials with care and return the package to us after you finished (instruction for drop off are included in the package).

Their mission is to provide a sustainable, low waste adventure. Therefore, they try to avoid ‘single use’ items where possible. Please return all items received (All items are sanitised following Covid-19 guidelines before being handed over to you).

Clues, riddles and puzzles

You will find lots of clues and little riddles of various difficulties along the way. All riddles can be solved using logic or by carefully looking at the clues and interacting with things around you.

No specific previous knowledge is required. To make it an experience for the whole family we’ve included mysteries and activities suitable for detectives of different age groups. Therefore, some riddles will appear easier to solve than others.

Props and tools

Once you receive your ‘Mystery Package’ you hold everything you need to solve riddles and decode clues. Make sure to read the instructions thoroughly and don’t overlook tools that might be included in an envelope.

Besides that, you won’t need to physically pick up anything along the way. Also, please make sure you don’t leave anything behind (Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints!)


This is a self-guided tour. The price is €60 per group, and the recommended group size is four people. The experience starts from Belleek Castle, and will take approximately three hours in total.

Website: Belleek Woods – Ballina Treasure Hunt

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 851108969

Ballina Treasure Hunt
Ballina Treasure Hunt