Come on an adventure!
Journey over the water, wander through regenerating forests, admire the wildlife and incredible views. QIKT has a rich history. It was a place to gather food (mahika kai) for Southern Maori. A place for early European settlers to stay temporarily, if their ship was quarantined.
Pick up a self guided walking tour map by the gateway at the end of the jetty. There is an ecological trail map, and an historic one. You are welcome to borrow both during your visit.
We have schools visit for the day or to stay over in the Lodge. Click here if you would like to find out more about school visits and the educational opportunities on the Island.
Quarantine Island Kamau Taurua is a public Recreation Reserve and an Historic Area. The Island lies within the takiwa of Te Runaka ō Otakou and their mana whenua is recognised.
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