The Otamahua/Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust aims to restore 24ha of native forest to the island to provide a refuge for locally extinct, uncommon and threatened bird and invertebrate species of the Banks Peninsula region. The Trust also encourages and facilitates educational activities and relevant research on the natural features and cultural history of the island.
Quail Island is the only substantial island in the Canterbury area accessible to the public. Community volunteers have transformed large areas of the island from dry and desolate pest-ridden areas to a safe haven for indigenous species.
By booking your hotel, motel or any other accommodation through Kiwi Karma, you assist our volunteers to plant more than 90,000 native trees and shrubs, establishing a nursery to propagate silver tussock, and eradicate predators.