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All year round

A 40 minute loop track around Matiu/Somes Island offers 360 degree views of the Wellington harbour

With native wildlife, remnants from the world wars, historic quarantine buildings, and a lighthouse, there is plenty to keep you interested. Upon arrival to Mātiu/Somes there will be a supervised biosecurity check for all visitors to the island. This check involves making sure all bags, pockets, and prams are free of rodents, insects and plant material, and that footwear is clean to a good standard.



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Matiu/Somes Island Loop Track


Matiu/Somes Island


04 384 7770



East by West Ferries provides a regular service from both central Wellington and Days Bay

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