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“a great day out.”
Review of Quail Island

Quail Island
Ranked #64 of 251 things to do in Christchurch
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

A nice way to spend a day. Have seen many families enjoying the day there however I also enjoyed it (I don't have kids). You need to enjoy walking - as long as this isn't a problem then there is some history to see/read a nice wee beach where you can swim and have lunch and lovely views etc all round the island as you walk round it.

Thank mrhwalsh
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

You get the Quail Island ferry over and can either just relax or walk around the island. No shops. Pick a nice day. Check the times of the ferries because there is only a couple a day.

Thank jaybe
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Reviewed March 16, 2007

Quail Island is in the middle of Lyttleton Harbour, and has a lot of history.

To get there you have to go by a 15 min ferry trip from Lyttleton, It takes 2 hours to walk around, (non stop) but there is a lot to see on the way, so you can either do a half day or take a picnic and stay a full day.
You get given a map that has all the points of interest along the way, some are - shipwrecks, volcanic cliffs, old quarries, lepers grave (it was the 1st leper colony in NZ) and the kennels where Robert Scott had his dogs trained & quarantined before going to Antarctic.
There is also a visitors centre that has a lot of information and displays.

There is also a great swimming beach on the island too.

It is an easy walk, and it's a very open, with not much shade. But still take something warm to wear, as there can be a cool seabreeze at times. Take a water bottle with you too. (there are no shops!)

4  Thank ChCh_kiwigirl
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Reviewed November 1, 2009
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2  Thank mso415
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