Forest and Bird House

A sole-occupancy lodge on Matiu / Somes Island in Wellington Harbour. The house was built as part of a maximum security quarantine station in 1969.

3 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, gas cooking, lighting, limited electricity, gas BBQ, solar shower and bath. Pillows provided, but no other bedding. No heating or lighting.

Key information
Owner
Owner: Royal Forest & Bird Society
Category
Private hut (Sole occupancy)
Sleeps
Sleeps 8
8
Facilities
Toilet, Gas/electric cooking
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
By ferry from Queens Wharf, Days Bay, Seatoun, and Petone. http://eastbywest.co.nz/

By private kayak / vessel, pest management protocols apply. See http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/wellington-kapiti/wellington/matiu-somes-island/plan-and-prepare/boat-access/

Locked
This hut is locked. Enquire about access in advance.
Bookings
Bookings required
Required

$200 per night, sole occupancy. Maximum number of occupants is 8. Discount for Forest and Bird members if booked through the DOC Wellington Visitor Centre.

Other
Altitude
50m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ32
Link
www.forestandbird...http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/what-we-do/lodges/matiu/somes-island-wellington-harbour
Map 
ID 10232

About this hut

Added 27 May 2014 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 11 January 2017 by MatthewMatthew.
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