Metlink City Safari

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Sunday 14th May 2017

What a fantastic success the 2016 Metlink City Safari was.  

The event SOLD OUT with a record turnout with 800 participants.

Make sure you don't miss out on the 2017 Metlink City Safari.  If you want us to add you to our mailing list so we can let you know about the 2017 event, please enter your details on the pricing and registration page.


On Sunday 14th May 2017 teams will race to explore Wellington, by foot, and by all forms of public transport.

Your 3 or 6 hour adventure will see you try to visit the most checkpoints in that time. Checkpoints will be at interesting locations all over Wellington. You will discover some gems that you haven't visited before.

Your map book will show you exactly where all the checkpoints are. Your strategy is which ones to visit, and how you will get there!

Our unique text based live scoring system tracks your progress, and provides you with updates throughout the event.


This year you will be starting and finishing at Newtown Park.  

Every good adventure needs wild animals - so for this year's Metlink City Safari you will start by exploring amoungst lions, cheetahs and giraffes - thanks to Wellington Zoo.

Then your team will head out on the buses, trains and ferries to explore the whole region.

Will you take the cable car to a checkpoint in Kelburn? A bus to Island Bay? The ferry to a checkpoint in Day's Bay, or a train to Johnsonville?


This event is designed so that the smartest family team could beat the fastest athletic team.

Add to the tension by using Metlink’s Real-time-Information (RTI).  This means they will know exactly when the next bus or train service will arrive. Have you got enough time for that extra checkpoint before the next bus comes?

The clock is ticking. The finish time is approaching. Don't be late - or you'll start to lose those hard earned points - oh and there is food waiting for you too.