Sunday, 26 August 2012

Elephant Hunting...

Mali in the City

I have noticed on my travels a number of colourful Elephants in the city, after a little research I discovered that they were to celebrate Melbourne Zoo's 150th birthday. Armed with cameras & the iPhone App we headed into the city to hunt down some Elephants.

Mali in the City

The weather was lovely & the kids had so much fun spotting the different Elephants. There was lots of running & screaming, as things got a little competitive & the App was very handy when it came to working out where the closest Elephants were.

Mali in the City

My personal favourites were the elephants done by David Bromley & Deborah Halpern, at Federation Square & The Melbourne Town Hall respectively.

Mali in the City

The kids took lots of photos & it was so much fun being Tourists in our home town. By the time the weather had turned we have covered a lot of ground & were all ready to head home. We managed to find 20 out of the 50 Elephants, 2 of which aren't in the city, but at the Melbourne Zoo, so another day of Elephant of hunting may be on the cards.

Mali in the City

If you don't have an iPhone you can get paper Mali maps at the information centres in the city & if you are looking for school holiday activities, I would definitely add this to the list.

Mali in the City

Mali In The City


One Flew Over said...

Been a long time between drinks Chris!

This looks like such a great activity - can't believe how big your two have gotten xx

Anna said...

that looks like a great activity!
makes me miss Melbourne

Christina Lowry said...

What a fabulous idea! I'd be just as in to this as the little ones. :)

Just Us said...

Such a fun way to spend time with the kids! Melbourne looks so a great city!

ally said...

Wish we were coming to Melbourne these holidays...this would be fun