Southern lookout, along the loop track
This track takes you around Matiu/Somes Island, offering spectacular views across Wellington Harbour to Wellington and Hutt cities. You can hear the sounds of city traffic yet feel as though you’re the only person in the world.
Pause along the way to check out the island’s historic and ecological attractions, including introduced wildlife which are thriving in native vegetation planted by Lower Hutt Forest and Bird since 1981.
You can get to Matiu/Somes on the scheduled ferry service which runs between Queens Wharf and Days Bay on seven days a week and also from Seatoun and Petone on Saturday and Sunday or you can charter a ferry, weather permitting.
If you arrive by private boat or kayak please refer to the Matiu/Somes Island by boat information.