Motuara Island and One Day QCT Walk - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

Motuara Island and One Day QCT Walk - Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge
From NZD $92.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Picton, Marlborough
  • Product code: PGLVNE

Motuara Bird Sanctuary Island attracts bird lovers from all over the world. All introduced pests were removed in the early 1990's and the island is now home to a variety of native species having struggled to survive, or died out on the mainland. Many of these are critically endangered and this Island provides them with a secure future.


Some of the wildlife you will see includes, Saddleback (tieke), NZ Robin (toutouwai), Bellbird (korimako), Tui, Grey Warbler (riroriro), NZ Pigeon (kereru), Silver Eye (tauhou), Fantail (piwakawaka), the endangered South Island Saddleback, the very rare King Shag, Maud Island Frog and the Marlborough Green Gecko.

 
There is plenty of historical information at Ship Cove before you climb away from the beach through native forest regenerating beneath a high canopy of trees. The forest includes manuka, kanuka, five finger and tree ferns and is home to many native New Zealand bird species: tui, fantails, silvereyes and tomtits. If you stop for a break, a curious weka may come to check you out.
 
When you reach Tawa Saddle, stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound spread out before you. The track then drops into Resolution Bay and follows an old bridle path into Endeavour Inlet. Furneaux Lodge at the head of the Endeavor Inlet is your destination. Here you can buy drinks and meals and relax before boarding your cruise vessel at approximately 4-4.30pm for your return to Picton.
 
Arriving back at approximately 5.30-6pm.
 
Walking
times: approximately 5 hours
 
Distance:
17km
 
We do offer a 10% discount for Top Ten Card, BBH,YHA and Gold Card Holders. Please contact our office on office@mailboat.co.nz or 03 573 6175 to
make a booking - do not book online as you will not receive the discount.