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More than 700 individuals took part in School Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Monday, May 7, 2018

Across the region, 234 groups, comprised of 709 individuals, took part in our Virtually on Track School Holiday Scavenger Hunt.

The scavenger hunt was a two-week long free event during the school holidays that invited families to explore six parks and reserves located around the Bay: McLaren Falls Park and TECT All Terrain Park (Tauranga), Boyes Beach and Lake Tikitapu (Rotorua), Hukutaia Domain and Fairbrother Loop (Eastern Bay of Plenty).

The Sport Bay of Plenty Recreation Advisors created the scavenger hunts to be engaging and informative, with question around native plants and landmarks, conservation, patterns in nature and more.

The feedback was outstanding (as were the photos) with many reporting the activity encouraged them to explore places in their own backyard they had never been to.

"Thanks for organising a fantastic walk... we did it with another family so there were three adults and four children as well as a 15 month old dog and an eight year old dog! We all thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely do it again. My boys had a blast and were so excited! I will be recommending this walk to others, and being able to take dogs is definitely the icing on the cake." - TECT All Terrain Park.

“We had such a great day exploring this gorgeous spot for the first time. We are from Pahoia near Katikati and did the McLarens Falls one last week, such a great initiative for the holidays. For this hunt we picked up our cousins and all had such a fun day out.” - Lake Tikitapu

“The Opotiki one was our favourite and without having gone to do the scavenger hunt we wouldn't have a clue it existed.” - Hukutaia Domain

Click here for a full list of spot prize winners.

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