Find out about solar, wind and hydrogen power on Matiu/Somes Island.
It may be a small island but its place in New Zealand’s history is huge. Explore Matiu/Somes to learn its stories and uncover its secrets.
Since pests were eradicated the island has become a sanctuary for native plants, birds, reptiles and invertebrates including tuatara, kakariki, North Island robin, little blue penguins and weta.
Take an interactive tour of Matiu/Somes before you head to the island.
A comprehensive teaching resource and downloadable activity cards for both primary and secondary students. They provide information to plan a class study of and a trip to Matiu/Somes Island.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Wellington/Kapiti places