Photo of the week: Matiu Somes Island — by bike

Department of Conservation —  10/02/2016

To celebrate ‘Go By Bike Day‘ today’s photo is the impressive view of Matiu Somes Island taken during ranger Don Herron’s morning commute to work.

You can read more about Don’s beautiful ride to work, past Wellington’s conservation gems, in his recent blog post.


Go By Bike Day is a one-day event every year where thousands of Kiwis ditch their cars or trains and buses – and cycle to work or school.

Today’s activities are part of Bike Wise Month, an annual programme in February that encourages New Zealanders to enjoy cycling. There are heaps of exciting events happening nationwide.

2 responses to Photo of the week: Matiu Somes Island — by bike

    Jayden Phelps 18/02/2016 at 2:08 pm

    Good write-up. I certainly love this blog. Thanks!


    It is amazing how different things look when you go by bike rather than car – great way to “open” your eyes.