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Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua - an island in Otago Harbour with a colourful history.
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Ferry to Historic Treasure Hunt

Port to Port Cruises & Wildlife Tours —

Departs12:55pm from Port Chalmers or 1:15pm from Portobello on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October. Visit Quarantine Island /Kamau Taurua on the Port to Port ferry for a family historic treasure hunt over the weekend. Explore this historic island quarantine facility that was used from 1870-1924 to keep Dunedin residents safe from contagious diseases from overseas. At the playground look for treasure on this historic island!

Quarantine Island cemetery. — Image by: DunedinNZ

Walk around the island for stunning views and see how the island today is being replanted into native forest.

Children will receive a treasure and history map on arrival and treats at the conclusion.

Price:  Adults $24/ Children$15 per person (includes map, treats, return ferry.)

Duration:  approx 2.5 Hours

When:  Departs12:55pm from Port Chalmers OR 1:15pm from Portobello on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October.

Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua arrival from the Port the Port ferry. — Image by: Port to Port

Remember to bring a packed lunch if you want a family picnic, clothes for warm or cold, and sturdy footwear.  

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Phone: 020 416 24250