Explore Tiritiri Matangi

  • Duration
    80 minutes each way
  • Category
  • Location
  • Operating Season
    Year round
  • Price

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Discover the native species flourishing on this island sanctuary and find out about the successful community-led conservation project keeping this island pest free...

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Tiritiri Matangi Island Ferry
$95 Adult
Adult 16 years and older
$50 Child
Child 5 - 15 years | Under 5 years travel free

Enjoy a cruise through Tikapa Moana - the Hauraki Gulf, as we make our way to this island sanctuary. Departing from Auckland Viaduct, we also pick up passengers from Gulf Harbour.

This pest-free island provides a safe haven for a wide range of native species including kōkako, takahē, tīeke and more. Take a walk with an experienced guide to help you spot the native species and find out more about the island’s conservation programme.

Enjoy the time to explore the island's other walking tracks, quiet beaches and regenerating forest at your leisure.


  • Enjoy an 80 minute cruise each way through Tikapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf, to Tiritiri Matangi Island
  • Pre-book a guided walk up to the Lighthouse with an experienced guide - available to prebook with your ferry ticket
  • Explore the islands other walking tracks
  • Take a swim or snorkel at the quiet sandy beaches – bring swimwear and a towel
  • Discover regenerating native forest and glimpse native and endangered species including kōkako, takahē, tīeke and more

Supporters of Tiritiri 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. When you visit Tiritiri Matangi Island you can pre-book a guided walk up to the lighthouse with one of the many knowledgeable Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi volunteers.  During the walk you will hear about the island's history, learn about the conservation work that is done and spot some of the rare birds that are found on the island.

Guided walks can be booked at the time of purchasing your ferry tickets for an additional $10 Adult | $2.50 Child

Find out more about the guided walks

Visit tiritirimatangi.org.nz to find out more, become a Supporter of Tiritiri Matangi or make a donation.


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