Detail, kids clue hunt map, Zealandia
CASE STUDY

Kids' clue hunt

I organised several events at Zealandia, often creating themed hand-outs for kids. To tie in with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey I designed a fun clue hunt using Middle-earth styled symbols together with Māori themes.

Visitor feedback was positive and children relished the challenge.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED
  • Strategy
  • Information architecture
  • Copywriting
Clue hunt map, cropped

Map to adventure

The film included a riddle scene in a cave so I stocked the trail maps inside Zealandia’s own Morning Star mine. Kids used a torch to find their map, then explored the valley to find the spots marked X.

I developed and produced the trail materials and liaised with Zealandia’s cafe to offer free spider drinks to children who successfully decoded their map.

Poem, clue hunt poster, Zealandia

Poetry in the valley

Four short poems I wrote for the event were placed around the valley at the spots marked X. Children found these and translated the symbols on their map sheet to solve a riddle.

The poems and riddle touched on Māori legends, making the trail educational as well as entertaining.

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