Explore Ōtamahua/Quail Island’s history: BECA Heritage Week

shipwreck-darra-at-quail-islandJoin the Ōtamahua Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust for a 2-3 hour guided walk of the island on 14th or 15th Oct, after which you will be free to explore on your own.

Ōtamahua/Quail Island has a complex human history. Long before Europeans arrived in Aotearoa/New Zealand Maori visited the island. It was farmed, it became a human and animal quarantine station, a leper colony, mined for ballast, a base for four Antarctic expeditions and is now undergoing ecological restoration.

Park in Lyttelton and follow the yellow footprints over the bridge on Oxford Street to the BlackCat Ferry wharf.

No disability access.

Bookings required Email: lindan6@vodafone.co.nz or phone 021 028 72229 during business hours.

 

Pricing

Adults: $15.00
Children: $10.00
Seniors: $10.00
Students: $10.00
Families: $30.00
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