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If you live in Christchurch and have always wanted to come on our Easter Egg Hunt…we have great news for you!

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted on beautiful Quail Island is back….hoorah!

Join us on Quail Island over the Easter weekend for a wonderful family fun Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny is getting prepared to leave thousands, yes thousands (!), of delicious chocolate eggs with us. Tickets are limted making it the hottest and tastiest easter activity in town.

How Can I Go?

Firstly you must book your tickets with us. This can be done by calling 0800 436 574. We highly reccomend booking in advance as we sell out on every day, every year!

Who can go?

Our Quail Island Easter Egg Hunt is designed for absolutley any age. Quail Island is a wonderful place for familes and friends of all ages.

How does it work?

Come down to B Jetty in Lyttelton at least 15 minutes before your departure time. Our skipper will be there to welcome you on board the Canterbury Cat as you then cruise across Lyttelton harbour to disembark at the wharf on Quail Island. Our Black Cat Cruises crew (along with the Easter Bunny of course) will have hidden coloured popsicle sticks around the island. Every guest on our Easter Egg Hunt is encouraged to collect a maximum of three popsicle sticks which we then swap for your chocolate eggs on your ferry ride back.

Don’t Forget….

Find the golden egg to win a GIANT CHOCOLATE BUNNY. There will be one golden egg hidden every day over the long weekend.

The Quail Island Ferry operates between October to April each year.

Read our latest guest blog from Backpackerguide.nz for some inspiration