Quail Island / Otamahua lies in the flooded crater of an extinct volcano, which created the natural haven of lyttelton harbour. For such a small island, barely 18 hectares, Quail has quite a history. A trip to Quail Island offers beautiful scenery, great walks, a secluded beach, shipwrecks, native New Zealand plant and bird life along with a glimpse into it's fascinating past and links to the early New Zealand settler's and Antarctica. Black Cat Cruises offer a daily ferry service to Quail Island from October through to April. Visit our website for more details.
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