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Name: Somes Island Light  

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Also known as: Matiu/Somes Island Light

Also known as: Matiu Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Wellington, , New Zealand

Location: Wellington Harbour.

Managing Organization:
Maritime New Zealand


Tower Height: 31

Height of Focal Plane: 95

Characteristic and Range: Alternating white, red and green four-second flash alternating with six seconds darkness.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1866

Date Present Tower Built: 1900

Date Automated: 1924

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The island is accessible by ferry from Wellington; see


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