This is the page for the 2017 Eco-Hunt.

Calling kids of all ages - Prepare for the wetlands eco-hunt these school holidays!



Take part in the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt for your chance to win a cruise with Maroochy Nature Cruises. To join the action simply:

Step 1. Download QuestaGame (it's free)

Step 2. Register for the eco-hunt here (it's free):

Registration is now closed!

Step 3. Submit sightings of the life you find as you explore the wetlands between 24th June and 9th July, using the QuestaGame app. Be sure to read the Eco-Hunt's Rules, to be eligible for prizes!

Note: You can also join the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary's clan in QuestaGame. Joining a clan allows you to compete as a team and communicate with other clan members within the game. Request to join the clan here.

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Your quest is to explore the wetlands and find as many birds, butterflies, insects, crabs and other animals living at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary as you can.

Submit your sightings through the fun outdoor mobile app, QuestaGame.

You'll receive expert feedback and points for your sightings based on their rarity, for location and season.



Main prize draw - 1 Family Pass (2A3C) on Maroochy Nature Cruises

One winner to be drawn from all eco-hunt entries who submit at least one sighting from the wetlands.

Champion spotter - $100 voucher from Whites IGA Bli Bli

Highest overall score based on sightings submitted from within the wetlands.


Best find - $100 gift voucher from River Shore Resort (can be used in restaurant, bar or accommodation)

Highest scoring individual sighting.

The eco-hunt is more than just fun!

The Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt gives YOU the chance to experience, learn about, and contribute to protecting the amazing biodiversity that is in our backyard.  Take a walk on the wild side, adventure into nature, and see what natural treasures you can find. Data that you collect contributes to mapping Australia’s incredible biodiversity.

  • experience nature on real outdoor adventures.

  • learn life's secrets with expert feedback on all sightings.

  • help protect the environment as sightings contribute to biodiversity research.

QuestaGame Partners

For every sighting correctly identified through QuestaGame’s human-intelligence system, the BioExpertise Engine - or through an official QuestaGame partner site - the Pays to Know Nature Fund makes a donation to the environmental organisation of the participant’s choice. Our partners include: