Matiu/Somes Island is only 20 minutes ferry ride from Wellington Queens Wharf. A roudtrip ticket cost NZD 23 per person.
The first ferry on the weekend starts at 10am which we took.
We rented the Education House for NZD 200 which can occupy up to 10 people. It’s a beautiful 3-bedroom house, a fully equipped kitchen and has stunning harbour views. You can make a reservation here; http://www.doc.govt.nz
Since it’s winter, it’a cold and unfortunately, it started raining after we got settled in which lasted through the night so we were pretty much stuck in the house all Saturday. I spent time coloring instead.
And stayed warm with my cute Kathmandu thermals.
According to DOC this Matiu/Somes Island lighthouse was the first inner harbour lighthouse in New Zealand.
Love this super clear water!