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Quarantine Island-Kamau Taurua

PO Box 5478

Dunedin, 9014

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Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua sits in the heart of the Otago Harbour, a remnant of the ancient Dunedin volcano.

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Following the official close of the conference, delegates are invited to participate in an afternoon excursion to “giveback” to the local area that has hosted the ACTS Conference this year.

Join us on a trip to the beautiful Quarantine/Kamau Island in the heart of Otago harbour, a remnant of the ancient Dunedin volcano. In its bush-clad, pre-European, times the island was used by southern Māori as a place to camp while collecting kaimoana. From 1863 to 1924, as the Otago Quarantine Station, it became the first place ashore for many thousands of settlers on route to their new lives. It was also used as a military hospital during World War One.

The Island is now a public recreation reserve managed by a group of passionate, dedicated volunteers, with support from Department of Conservation, community grants and a residential keeper.

You can help revegetate this special place by joining us on the afternoon of Friday 15th November. Departing by shuttle bus from Otago Polytechnic at 1pm, delegates will take a sheltered ferry ride to the island from Port Chalmers. Whilst only 10mins offshore, you’ll feel miles away once you step on the island and can let the stress of the busy week fall away! Spend a couple of hours exploring the historic island whilst helping to restore it to its natural glory, returning to Dunedin by 5pm.

Limited places available, please get your ticket early.

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