Île de Matiu/Somes
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Take a short 25 minute ferry from Queens Wharf and you'll find yourself in another world! Quarantine Island turned sanctuary, this predator free reserve is rich in history and nature. A perfect and unique way to escape the city!
Beautiful wee island in the middle of Wellington Harbour. Once a quarantine for flu victims and lepers, it's now an animal sanctuary. Walk the trails and visit the ruins of the fortress on the top of the hill. There are a few ferries leaving from Queen's Wharf throughout the day, or there are…
Situated in the middle of Wellington's stunning harbour, you can wander amidst native plant and bird life while tracing the island's extraordinary history - formerly an enemy alien internment camp and quarantine station, the island was also once home to Māori and has two pa sites. The views from…
Matiu/Somes Island has had an extensive Māori history and a varied, and a sometimes colourful and tragic, European one.