Tiritiri Matangi Island Tours

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Tiritiri Matangi Island is an open wildlife sanctuary devoted to the protection of local endangered species. The island is tightly controlled to keep out predators such as cats and mice, which hunt fragile bird species, including the tiny kiwi birds you’ll see running around the island.

With about 80 species of birds, Tiritiri Matangi is a must-see for birdwatchers, and the air is rich with varieties of birdsong rarely heard on the mainland. Guided walks can help you spot and identify the various types of birds, and you can find the trailheads of walking tracks at the visitor center. The Kawaura Track winds through coastal forest and 1,000-year-old pohutukawa trees, while the Wattle Track leads to the oldest working lighthouse in New Zealand. Head to Hobbs Beach, just a short walk from the ferry dock, to take a swim and spy on blue penguins in their nesting boxes.

Practical Info

Tiritiri Matangi Island is accessible by ferry from Auckland and the Gulf Harbour. The ferry departs Auckland at 9 a.m. and Gulf Harbour at 9:50 a.m. It returns from the island at 3:30 p.m. There are no facilities or trash cans on the island, so you must pack up anything you bring.
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Address: Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk

Secure a limited ticket to Tiritiri Matangi island, a protected sanctuary for rare and endangered bird species of New Zealand. A 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf brings you to the island preserve, where you have the day to stroll the trails and enjoy the coastline after a ranger orientation. Gain a deeper understanding of Tiritiri Matangi’s role in preserving birdlife with an optional 1.5-hour guided hike.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$52.16
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  • Duration: 8 hours
From
US$52.16


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