Matiu/Somes Island Bullock Track
The island is open to the public from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm daily.
From the main wharf, the track leads through forest to the centre of the island. It's an alternative to the tar sealed road.
The Bullock Track is a gravel track and steeper in places than the main road. It exits at the circuit track.
It has a long history - it was one of the original European tracks on the Island, hewn out by WWI internees.
You can get to Matiu/Somes Island on the scheduled ferry service which runs between Queens Wharf and Days Bay seven days a week, and from Seatoun on Saturday and Sundays.
We highly recommend groups of more than 20 people, and those staying overnight, book a place on the ferry. In severe weather conditions one or both ferries can be cancelled.
If you arrive by private boat or kayak see the Matiu/Somes Island by boat information.