Big Beautiful Bird Trail 2024

The Quail Island Big Beautiful Bird Trail will happen during the April School Holidays.

School holiday fun on Quail Island!
Six native New Zealand birds are hiding around Quail Island. Painted by a local Lyttelton artist our Big Beautiful Birds will be hard to miss. You will be given a map to help you locate all of the birds.
Come and explore the island to find them all, whilst learning about each bird. Complete our fun fact sheet and we’ll reward you with surprise treats on your boat ride back to Lyttelton. A boat ride, fresh air, education, exercise, nature and fun all rolled into one!


Adults Travel at Kids Prices!$20 – Adult 16 years & over

$20 – Child 5-15 years

Free for under 5’s

Departures: 10.15am, 12.15pm
Returns: 12.30pm, 3.30pm

From Saturday 13th April through to Sunday 28th April 2024.


How does it work?

Come down to B Jetty in Lyttelton at least 15 minutes before your departure time. Our skipper will be there to welcome you on board as you then cruise across Lyttelton Harbour to disembark at the wharf on Quail Island. Our Black Cat Cruises crew will have hidden our Big Beautiful Birds around the island. You will be given a map and an empty fact sheet. As you walk around the Island and find the posters of our birds write down a fact stated on the poster. You will then show these to the crew on the return Journey to receive your tasty treats!

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