September 2002
View and download the Ship Cove and Motuara Island teaching resource.


This resource has been developed to assist teachers in providing an interesting and exciting outdoor education experience at Ship Cove and Motuara Island. Learn about Captain Cook’s favourite landing place and how New Zealand's plants and wildlife live on a pest free island in the Marlborough Sounds.

This educational resource contains background information on the natural and human history of the island, suggestions for class and site-based activities and student activity sheets. Getting there information is included and other things to take into consideration when planning your class trip.


  • How to get there
  • Facilities checklist
  • Hazards
  • History and natural history  
  • Pre-trip classroom preparation, things to bring
  • Starter activities
  • In the environment - activities
  • About the environment - activities 
  • For the environment - activities
  • Reference material and further information

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