Ferry

Wellington Harbour Ferries provide services between Days Day, Seatoun, Queens Wharf, and Matiu/Somes Island. There are no longer services to Petone due to earthquake damage impacting the pier.

You can buy tickets at the East by West ticket office at Queens Wharf or on-board. Credit cards, EFTPOS and cash are accepted on board the ferry. Bikes and dogs on leads are permitted on the ferry, but must remain on the upper deck.

Queens Wharf, Days Bay & Seatoun

One-way ticket

Adult and Child one-way tickets are available, but there are no Tertiary or Accessibility concession fares for one-way tickets. One-way tickets cannot be used to travel to Matiu/Somes Island. 

Return ticket

Adult and Child return tickets are available, but there are no Tertiary or Accessibility concession fares for return tickets. Return tickets can be used to travel to Matiu/Somes Island. 

10-trip tickets

Adult, Child(external link)Tertiary(external link), and Accessible(external link) concessions are available on 10-trip tickets. There are no Family 10-trip tickets, and they cannot be used to travel to Matiu/Somes Island.

Monthly Passes

Adult and Child monthly passes are available, but there are no Tertiary or Accessibility concessions for monthly passes. There are no Family monthly passes, and they cannot be used to travel to Matiu/Somes Island. 

Family Fares

Family fares are return tickets only, and include 2 adults and up to 4 children. Accompanied children under 5 years old travel free on all sailings. Family fares can be used to travel to Matiu/Somes Island.

SuperGold Cardholders

SuperGold cardholders travel free during off-peak hours, but still need to collect a ticket from the ticket office if it is open.

Matiu/Somes Island

Matiu/Somes island is a scientific and historic reserve administered by the Department of Conservation (DOC). 

  • Pets and Bicycles are not permitted on the island (pushchairs are allowed).
  • Visitor numbers are limited to protect the island over the busy summer period.
  • The island is a predator free island so please check your belongings for pests before arriving on the island. You will go through a bio-security check when you arrive at Matiu Somes Island.

Return fares and Family return fares only

Adult and Child return tickets and Family return tickets are available, but there are no Tertiary or Accessible concession discounts. One-way, 10-trip tickets and Monthly Passes can not be used for travel to Matiu/Somes Island. 

Last published: Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:34 PM