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In the Footsteps of Captain James Cook


Wed 15 Jan 2020, 8:00am–5:00pm

Where: Beachcomber Cruises, Cnr of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Marlborough Historical Society members, early bird price: $50.00
  • Non-Marlborough Historical Society members, early bird price: $60.00
  • Additional fees may apply

This day is on the day of the 250th Anniversary of the arrival of HMB Endeavour and 97 men at Meretoto – Ship Cove.

We are offering you a special trip run by historians, with extra material of interest including maps, photographs, stories, diary readings, artifacts, and a Brown Bess musket demonstration.

Departs Beachcomber Wharf Picton at 8am and returns 5pm. Join us as we mark 250 years since the Endeavour was in the Sounds.

Local Historian John Orchard QSM will lead this trip, with contributions from other specialists. John is a recipient of multiple awards recognising his services to heritage preservation, and education, over many decades.

Cook visited many parts of Totaranui – Queen Charlotte Sound. We will go ashore at Motuara Island, Meretoto-Ship Cove and Wharehunga Bay, as well as sit offshore of Hippa Island, Cannibal Cove, Shag Cove, Bald Hill and Amerikawhati Island.

Bring appropriate clothing, lunch, water, snacks, sun protection. Tea and coffee supplied. Time will be spent on Motuara Island Reserve, so ensure your footwear is clean and there are no seeds attached to your clothing.

$50 for Marlborough Historical Society Members early bird offer until December 31st, then $65.
$60 for those who are not Marlborough Historical Society Members early birds offer until December 31st, then $75.

To reserve your place, phone Marlborough Museum at Brayshaw Heritage Park on 03 578 1712.
10 – 4 daily. Closed Christmas Day. Bookings close on Monday January 13th.

Book Early to secure your place on this unique, great value experience, and also remember that tickets for this unique experience will make the ideal Christmas present for the person who has everything or is difficult to shop for.

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