Caretakers Cottage is in a unique rodent free scientific and historic reserve and has stunning harbour views.
The venue is available for day-use only.
Sole occupancy: $105 per day. Maximum number of occupants is 30.
Contact Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre.
All groups must let the island staff know the arrival time of their ferry so that staff can assist once they land. Also let them know your expected landing time in kayaks.
Matiu/Somes Island is a predator-free scientific reserve. It is also a historic reserve with a rich multicultural history.
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.
Information for boat skippers and kayakers who wish to visit Matiu/Somes Island.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.