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FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure - School Holiday Fun

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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I Spy With My Little Eye
FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
Wonderful area for eco-hunting - Image: Elaine de Wet


Woohoo, school holidays are just around the corner and I just know that Mums, Dads and Grandparents everywhere are going to be scratching their heads as to what to do to keep their wild and wonderful littlies busy.

FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
Look out for the stunning bird life at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary - Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB page


Well, here's the perfect solution - a FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary in Bli Bli, with the added bonus that this Eco-Hunt Adventure is suitable for the whole family - big kids, little kids and everyone in between. And the cherry on top - there's going to be some excellent prizes to be won as well, anything to bring out our competitive spirits.

FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
The butterflies can be somewhat elusive - Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB page


Your eco-hunt adventure quest is to explore the wetlands and find as many birds, butterflies, insects, crabs and other animals living at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary as you can. A reminder here - as per my article I did a couple of days ago on the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, if you want to find crabs, you need to check the tide times and make sure it's low tide!

FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
There's a diverse variety of crabs - Image: Elaine de Wet


Then all you need to do is to take photos of what you discover, either on your phone or iPad (an electronic device) and submit your findings through the fun outdoor mobile app 'QuestaGame'. You can download the FREE QuestaGame link here and also register for your FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure.

FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
There's lots of hidey-holes to explore - Image: Elaine de Wet


QuestaGame is the world's first mobile game that takes you outdoors to discover and help preserve life on our planet. The sightings you report contribute to biodiversity research and conservation. In addition, you'll receive expert feedback and points for your sightings based on their rarity.

FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
Lots of mushrooms around this time of year - great for photos! Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB page


Grab your walking shoes and your phone or tablet and join in the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt for your chance to win some fantastic prizes:

🏆 Prize Draw - One Family Pass (Two adults and three children) on Maroochy Nature Cruises;
🏆 Champion Spotter - $100 voucher from Whites IGA in Bli Bli; and
🏆 Best Find - $100 gift voucher from River Shore Resort (which can be used in the restaurant, bar or towards accommodation)


FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
Perfect spot to quietly watch what's lurking in the river - Image: Elaine de Wet


So, as you can see, this is not just an outdoor adventure, it's your opportunity to become a real Sherlock Holmes whilst playing 'I Spy With My Little Eye'. Besides, once starting out with this eco-hunt adventuring, I suspect this could become somewhat addictive and you might want to spend every day of the holidays exploring.

FREE Eco-Hunt Adventure, school holidays, Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Bli Bli, explore, birds, butterflies, insects, crabs, animals, IPad, phone, electronic device, QuestaGame, world's first mobile outdoor game, preserve life on our planet, biodiversity research, conservation, walking shoes, prizes, Sherlock Holmes, I Spy With My Little Eye, adventuring
When exploring you need to look high as well as low - Image: Elaine de Wet


PS Don't forget the mozzie spray - just in case!
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Why? To become a real Sherlock Holmes!
When: Saturday 24 June to Sunday 9 July 2017 9.00am to 5.00pm
Phone: (07) 5448-6723
Where: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Sports Road, Bli Bli, Qld, 4560
Cost: FREE
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Thanks for sharing Elaine. Great article.
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