Discover Wellington’s extraordinary natural features and contrasts. On this small group tour you will take a 20 minute ferry trip from central Wellington, to land on Matiu Somes Island in the middle of Wellington harbour.
What You'll Get
Once a traditional pa site of Te Whanganui-a-Tara Maori, the island became a quarantine station, an internment camp, and a military defence position, it now seeks to protect and preserve New Zealand native flora and fauna.
On the Island you guide will escort you as you circle the island on foot. Somes is now home to rare native birds including North Island robins, fluttering shearwaters and kakariki, a colony of little blue penguins and 6 species of native reptiles including the mysterious tuatara. Your guide will bring the history alive and help you find these shy wild creatures.
Please note you will be asked to open and empty all bags etc for pest control purposes. Anything we take to the island we must also remove.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- National Park fees
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Tour escort/host
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.