City Promenade scavenger hunt to mark opening

October 2018

A $5,000 Discover Travel voucher and range of other prizes will be on offer to mark the opening of the City Promenade on Sunday 25 November 2018.

“We’re holding a City Promenade scavenger hunt to get people familiar with the shared pathway that runs along Oxford Terrace, from the Hospital to the Margaret Mahy Family Playground,” says Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive, John Bridgman.

“This will be the first time the 2km City Promenade, a key part of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct, is open from end to end.

You will be able to grab an entry form near the Antigua Street pedestrian bridge or at the eastern end of the City Promenade, across from the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, from 10am. On the form are ten simple questions about features along the City Promenade that can be filled in and dropped in an entry box at either end of the Promenade by 4pm that day.

Correct entries will go in the draw to win $10,000 worth of prizes from a range of businesses along the City Promenade, including a $5,000 Discover Travel voucher, and vouchers from Crane Brothers, Miro, The Pegasus Arms and more.

Entertainment will be available along the Promenade throughout the day and EOS Ecology will be on The Terraces running ‘Tuna Talks’ and helping kids feed the eels.

Around 500 trees, 29,000 plants, 600,000 pavers and 34 artworks and installations have gone into creating the City Promenade and greater Avon River Precinct, which has been designed to give people improved access to the river and make it a feature of the central city.

“We know this has been a hard project for people to get their heads around with all the fences and cones so bring the bike, the pram or your walking shoes and come for a look. With the prizes on offer you may get to travel even further than expected,” says Mr Bridgman.