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  • Key features Native bush, Animal quarantine structures
  • Situated 10km from mainland terminal to Avalon Studios, 16km from mainland terminal to Wellington CBD
  • Location access Private

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.

Location details:

- Department of Conservation managed land

- Boat access -3+ weeks notice needed for permits