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Somes Island containts native bush, quarantine facilities and a lighthouse.
Somes Island, also known as Matiu Island, is an island of significant cultural history to New Zealand and a predator-free scientific reserve. It is predominantly native bushland, but also contains animal quarantine buildings and a historic lighthouse. The island sits in Wellington harbour and is accessed from a port in Petone. predator-free scientific reserve.
- Department of Conservation managed land
- Boat access -3+ weeks notice needed for permits