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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Welcome to Tiritiri Matangi Island - explore this beautiful island sanctuary with an unrivalled range of wildlife and one of the country's most successful conservation projects.

Operating in partnership with Ngāi Tai Te Haeranga

Supporters of Tiiritiri Matangi Island
The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi is a non-profit conservation volunteer group founded in 1988 to further the aims of the Tiritiri Matangi conservation project. Visit to find out more, become a Supporter of Tiritiri Matangi or make a donation.

Important Information

  • There is no phone available for use on the island apart from in an emergency. 
  • There is a visitor centre and shop near the lighthouse which is normally open 11am - 3pm from Wednesday to Sunday and where souvenirs and cold drinks can be purchased. There is no food for sale on the island so please remember to take your own food and snacks for the day.
  • Toilets are located at the Tiritiri Matangi Wharf, Hobbs Beach and the lighthouse.
  • Smoking is restricted to the designated area at the wharf and outside the visitor centre.
  • Please keep to the tracks so you don't disturb plants, birds or scientific studies.
  • Dogs are not allowed.
  • Fires and portable barbeques are not permitted.
  • There are no rubbish bins on the island, so please remember to take all your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Bicycles, scooters and skateboards are not permitted on the island.
  • If you wish to stay overnight on Tiritiri Matangi Island, you will need to book your return ferry tickets directly with our reservations team. Please email or call 0800 397 567 to arrange. Your overnight accommodation at the Tiritiri Matangi Island bunkhouse will need to be booked separately via the Department of Conservation.


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