Quail Island Overview
Quail Island is an 81 ha (200 acres) uninhabited island on the South Island of New Zealand within Lyttelton Harbour and is one of the most happening places to visit in Christchurch. You can have a pleasant full or half-day enjoying Quail Island by boarding the ferry to Quail Island.

For a perfect family day out or spending some time with friends, carry your picnic and bathing suits with you and just take a swim around.


- It is named after the extinct native Quail (koreke) by Captain William Mein Smith.
- It was formerly used as a quarantine station.
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