8:00am Motuara Island Bird and Day in the Sounds

8:00am Motuara Island Bird and Day in the Sounds

Available from 01 Oct - 30 April only join our 8:00am departure from Picton out to the stunning Motuara bird Island, enjoy approx 1 hour of native birdlife and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and stunning views.

On arrival at this magnificent island you will hear a chorus of songs from the local inhabitants. Sit and enjoy the bird viewing station approx 5 minute walk from jetty before following the moderate gradient track approx 800m one way around the hill with several lookout points along the way before reaching the highest point of the island (128m) there awaits fantastic views across to Ship Cove. There is a spectacular view to the North Island from the Cook Straight Lookout. Lift the lid on one of many wooden nestling boxes along the track and a sleepy Little Blue Penguin may just glance up to see who is watching over him.

Our vessel will come and pick you up from Motuara island then transport to historic Ship Cove for a site visit before having you arrive at your chosen location for the day either Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove.

Rested and relaxed after your day in the Queen Charlotte sounds rejoin our Beachcomber Cruises vessel and make your way your way back to Picton for approx. 5:30pm

Summer departures 1st Oct to 30 April
8:00 am*  Daily
  • A great day out in the Queen Charlotte Sound
  • A visit to Motuara Bird island 
  • Choose with either Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove as your day location.

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