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As Laura said, it was a bit of a tetris game to fit everything in our gigantic 3. But we succeeded to fit everything and made our way back toward Akaroa where we are now staying in a farm. Obviously nothing comes easy so I went for some tricky candles which were lighting themselves back up every single time but the really yummy chocolate cake made up for my cheekiness.

Indeed, it is as weird as it sounds and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes on the ferry to get over to Quail Island where we arrive at the jetty and are ready to start exploring on the many hiking tracks around the island. However the bird that the island is named after, Quail Island, refers to the native quail of New Zealand which is unfortunately extinct now.

After getting lots of entertainment from the birds we are continuing on this walk around Quail island. We are in a replica of a lepers cottage.

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No bookings required. Just turn up at B Jetty on the Lyttelton Harbour.

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Spend a fascinating half-day exploring Quail Island, right in the middle of Lyttelton Harbour. Today the island is home to native birds including the fantail, kingfisher, silvereye and many sea birds including the rare white flippered little blue penguins.

Toilets and changing rooms on the island.

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For more trip information and bookings click here. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants.

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Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities! Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape.

Quail Island, Lyttelton Harbour (1875)

Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between and Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.

Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.