The BUSIT Treasure Hunt at the Zoo!

Join the BUSIT Treasure Hunt at the Hamilton Zoo these school holidays!

Go for FREE rides on BUSIT’s double deckers departing The Base carpark for the Transport Centre and then onto the Hamilton Zoo where the activities continue!

Collect your Treasure Hunt Map upon entry to the Zoo. Meander through the Zoo, where you will discover clues that lead you to the location where X marks the spot and a little treasure awaits!

At 11am, James Russell – author of junior novel series The Dragon Defenders and The Dragon Brothers Trilogy will read from one of his books and is available for signings. More info on James here >

Spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy your lunch at 12:30pm while listening to storytime with Kat Merewether, #1 Bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series. See what else Kat has been up to >


Double decker bus rides from The Base to the Transport Centre and then onto the Hamilton Zoo are FREE of charge.

The double decker buses will run to a special timetable to be confirmed at a later date. Only the dedicated bus stops at The Base carpark, the Transport Centre and the Hamilton Zoo will be served by the double deckers on this day.

The Treasure Hunt will begin inside the Zoo. (Zoo entry is optional). Everyone is welcome to ride on the double decker buses on the day.

Zoo Admission: Everybody pays just $12 to get into the Zoo on this day. Children pay the regular entry rate of $12 each, while adults over 50% off their entry admission and pay just $12. Just present your free special bus ticket on entry to the Zoo.

The authors will do readings and book signings. Books will be available for purchase.


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