Hoot hoot!

For the past month I've been on the hunt for owls.  Not the nocturnal type, which I find pretty scary, but the brightly coloured sculptured owls scattered around Auckland.  

Sponsored by Haier, The Big Hoot is a public art trail.  There are 47 uniquely decorated owls all around Auckland and by downloading the app you can unlock each owl along the way.  There are also 60 owlets, the majority of which were created by school students.

Hoot Hoot!
The Big Hoot Owl

On Easter Monday, my mum and I took a walk along the Auckland Viaduct and Wynyard Quarter and unlocked 4 owls along the way bringing my current total to 17.  I have until the 6th of May to up my game, there are still 30 to go!!

Hoot hoot!
To the Land Where the Ponga Tree Grows

I love the creativity of the artists.  The passion that was put into making the owls shows in the finished products.  This is a great activity for kids over the upcoming school holidays (hey, I'm a big kid at heart).  I have a few favourites but if I had to choose one it would be Roald D'Owl.  This lovely owl features Willy Wonka, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach - all favourites from my childhood. 
Hoot hoot!
Roald D'Owl

These lovely owls will all be auctioned on 29th May in aid of Child Cancer Foundation.


Anonymous said…
The owls are beautifully done. A pleasant activity on a bright and breezy day!

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