Whare Mahana - Matiu Island Accommodation

Did you know there is a whare on Matiu/Somes Island that is available to hire?

If you haven’t been out to the whare it’s well worth it just to take in the view from the lounge window – a picture perfect postcard of Wellington harbour from a whole new perspective.

Matiu / Somes Island is a predator free scientific reserve and is home to tuatara, wētā, fluttering shearwaters, penguin and much more.   For nature lovers it is a great place to immerse yourself in taiao.  The island and its inhabitants are cared for by the Department of Conservation who work in conjunction with the Harbour Islands Kaitiaki Board.  Strict rules and regulations are in place around pest control and rubbish removal which all visitors must adhere to.  There are a number of Department of Conservation houses on the island but Whare Mahana is managed by Kathleen Thompson at the Trusts Executive Office.

Whare Mahana is a great place to spend a night or two, or to simply pop into for a hot cuppa on a day trip!  The whare accommodates up to 8 people, with nightly rates of $20 per adult and $10 per child.  For all bookings and enquires please contact  Kathleen Thompson at the Executive Office via email info@tekau.maori.nz or phone 04 473 2502 or tollfree 0508 445 645.