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  • Duration
    7 hours
  • Category
    Tiritiri Matangi Island
  • Location
  • Operating Season
    All year round
  • Price

Discover Tiritiri Matangi Island and take the kids for free!*

Kids travel for free* to Tiritiri Matangi Island with Explore during July and August. So jump on board with us and spend the day exploring this beautiful island wildlife sanctuary with an abundance of birdlife, native bush and extensive walking tracks.

Book online now using Promo Code: TIRIKIDS 

Tiritiri Matangi Island Ferry
$82 Adult
Adult 16 years and older
$50 Child
Child 5 - 15 years | Under 5 years travel free

*Special Kids Offer valid until Sunday 28 August 2022. Children are free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Maximum one child per adult. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers. Subject to availability. Standard terms & conditions apply.


Operating in partnership with Ngāi Tai Te Haeranga


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. These tours can be booked at the time of purchasing your ferry tickets for an additional $10 per adult or $2.50 per child. Find out more about the guided walks available here.

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


Important Information

  • 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.
  • 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.