Join the Gems

In the Bay of Plenty we are blessed with stunning parks, beaches and reserves to explore.  

During January 2017, Sport Bay of Plenty and Virtually on Track challenged you to discover, explore and connect with these amazing sites and go in the draw to win prizes by playing 'Join the Gems'. 

NOTE: While the competition is now closed, you can still play - everything you need is right here!


How it works

Visit the Virtually on Track Gem sites in your local area and explore until you find the iconic locations shown on your region's Join the Gems card. Complete either a Join the Gems horizontal line or full card by snapping a picture/selfie of yourself at each location.

Step 1: Download the card for your area from the headings below

WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY CARD AND INSTRUCTIONS

Gems on this card Extra helpful information
McLaren Falls & Lower Kaimai Extra park information & park map
TECT All Terrain Park & Otanewainuku TECT All Terrain Park map; Otanewainuku map
Waihi Beach & Coastline Orokawa Bay track info & maps
Papamoa Hills Regional Park Summerhill map (access to Papamoa Hills via Summerhill)

EASTERN BAY OF PLENTY CARD AND INSTRUCTIONS

Gems on this card Extra helpful information
Opotiki & Motu                    Motu Trails, maps & extra info; Hukutaia Domain story
Whakatane / Toi's Track Toi's Track info & maps
Ohiwa & Ohiwa Harbour Ohiwa walking tracks infoNukuhou Saltmarsh brochure
Kawerau & Tarawera Tarawera Falls track info & detailed map

CENTRAL BAY OF PLENTY CARD AND INSTRUCTIONS

Gems on this card Extra helpful information
Redwoods/Whakarewarewa Forest Walk descriptions & maps
Lake Okareka Walk information & map
Lake Tarawera Tarawera trail, history & general information
Blue Lake Track description & map

 

Step 2: Discover, explore, and get snapping!

Take your card, clues/information, maps, and a fully charged smartphone or camera
Be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear - and don't forget sunscreen!
Take water, snacks, and anything else you could need (any medicine required etc)
 

Important information:

Please apply safe practices and be aware of yourself and others while completing this course; ensure you are wearing clothing and footwear appropriate to weather conditions and terrain. Persons undertake this challenge at their own risk - Sport Bay of Plenty will not be liable should any injury, loss or damage occur while undertaking this course.