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Ship 'n' Chip


Sun 23 Feb 2020, 11:00am–3:45pm
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 11:00am–3:45pm
Tue 25 Feb 2020, 11:00am–3:45pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 11:00am–3:45pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 11:00am–3:45pm

Where: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Ticket: $55.00
  • Child Ticket: $39.00
  • Buy Tickets – 04 472 8904
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Museums Wellington

Situated in the middle of picturesque Wellington Harbour, Matiu/Somes Island is a wonderful predator-free reserve and is a delightful place to walk around and enjoy the native plants and birds – not to mention the views!

Start your journey on a guided tour through Wellington Museum with its unique and somewhat quirky collection of artefacts inside the splendid 19th century Bond Store building, located on bustling Queens Wharf. Then head to the ferry for a short trip across the harbour whilst enjoying a classic kiwi lunch of scrumptious fish ‘n’ chips, with magnificent views of Wellington’s famous hilltop suburbs.

Enjoy the island on a self-guided tour and explore its fascinating history before returning to the mainland.

Begins at Wellington Museum 11am. Returns 3.55pm daily. 2pm & 3.55pm on Weekends. Come prepared with good walking shoes, a jacket and water bottle.

The Ship ‘n’ Chip tour includes a Museum tour, fish & chips for one, a return ferry trip on East by West Ferries to Matiu/Somes Island (owned by local iwi, Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o te Ika) where you are free to roam on the Department of Conservation managed island.

To book call us on 04 472 8904 or email -

Museums Wellington assumes no liability for your safety whilst in transit to or when on Matiu/Somes Island. Please know your own ability when engaging in any activity. Take every precaution necessary to ensure the safety of all fellow members and yourself. Always be prepared and provide contact numbers in case of an emergency to your provider.

You agree that by purchasing this ticket and in undertaking any activities, you accept that there are risks and hazards associated with any activity. You also confirm that all persons travelling with you on this ticket have been informed about the terms of this waiver and have similarly agreed to accept that there are risks and hazards associated with activities and to accept the terms of this waiver.

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