Events

Saturday 19th June – Planting native seedlings, exploring and relaxing

Join us on the Island to relax, explore, and plant some native seedlings! Help us restore the Island’s ecology! The boat pick up is at 10am from Back Beach (and the Portobello side by prior arrangement), return at 3.30pm. Or bring your woollies and your hot water bottle and stay overnight! $15pp return or $10 for children for the boat. Bring a packed lunch; we’ll provide Fairtrade tea and coffee. Bookings preferably via this link

New volunteer training opportunity and planting day- Sunday 20th June 2021

Want to join our volunteer community? We’ve got a new volunteer training day next Sunday – we’d love to meet you, show you around and introduce you to the mahi we do on the island. Hopefully, you’ll love it so much you’ll want to come back again! For some more info and to register: fill in the google form! Discounted boat fares thanks to the DCC. Only $10pp. Experienced volunteers are also welcome to come over, join in, or do your own thing!

Next Welcome Day Saturday 26th June 2021

Join us for a day of relaxing, volunteering and fun.
The boat pick up is at 10am from Back Beach (and the Portobello side by prior arrangement), return at 3.30pm. $15pp return or $10 for children for the boat. Bring a packed lunch; we’ll provide Fairtrade tea and coffee. Bookings preferably via the web page (or quarantineisland@gmail.com)
If you’d like to, we welcome help with the first of this year’s plantings, weed control, caring for seedlings, and other jobs. We’d like you to take time to explore and unwind too!

There is usually a Welcome Day on the last Saturday or Sunday of each month. Find out more about our Welcome Days here. For regular updates, follow our Facebook group, sign up to our email Newsletter or contact us.

Welcome days for 2021: Saturday 26th June, Saturday 31st July, Saturday 28th August, Saturday 25th September, Saturday 30th October, Saturday 27th November

Parking. Please use the single parks on the road outside of the Back Beach Yacht Club carpark if coming for the day or overnight.

Weed control in picturesque places!

Volunteering and fun! Keep an eye of this page or join our Facebook group for the next opportunity.

If you don’t know how to recognise a weed, don’t worry – full ID training will be given.

Bird counts on the island

Join in with 5-minute bird counts at nine sites around the island in Autumn (April-May) and Spring (October-December).

If you think you might be interested in being involved, or would like more information, you can contact secretary.quarantineisland@gmail.com

Some previous special events on the Island:

In early 2020 we were able to award artists Lynn Taylor and Eli Joseph each a short paid Residency on the Island. Lynn did wonderful experimentation with cyantype printing on the island, and gifted us a workshop and beautiful book as a record of the residencies. Eli was on the island in February, and worked on developing a script and production plan for a piece of contemporary physical theatre about the conscientious objector, Archibald Baxter. In addition, the QIKTC Council offered short retreats to Jo St Baker, Brigid Allan, Kirstin Bebell, and Iona Winter.