Note from DoC
Important notice to visitors
Asbestos being removed from Matiu/Somes Island
Work began on September 12 to remove asbestos material from some buildings on Matiu/Somes Island.
? The project is nearing completion, and the construction site will remain off limits to the public until further notice, pending soil testing to confirm that there is no remaining contamination.
? Access to the public will be restricted to the track around the perimeter and to the top of the island.
? The South end will be open during dry weather only
? There will be no access to the visitor centre as this is within the construction site. Public toilets are at the wharf area.
For more information please contact
Poneke Area Office, Ph. (04) 472 5821 or
Wellington Conservation Information Centre, Ph (04) 472 7356