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Tiri Matangi is a special place, made so by the sustained vision of the scientific community to save this island and create a wildlife sanctuary, and the support and hard work of the volunteer Friends of Tiritiri Matangi. A 75 minute ferry journey from Auckland...More
Took the Ferry from Auckland CBD out to the Island.
The ride is relaxing and beautiful with good comment from the friendly crew.
The island is a magical step back in time. The birdsong once you arrive will take your breath away as will the...More
We went across in our friend's sailing boat and we had dolphins follow us for most of the way, it was incredible! They hung around the harbour and we went swimming with them. The island itself is beautiful and has lots of walks. We came...More
9am ferry departure from Auckland and back by 5pm so a full day activity. Ferry cost $75 with a further $10 if you want a guided walk.
Volunteers travel from Auckland on ferry and there is the option of a short or long walk once...More
This island is a gem—such a beautiful place to hike and view native New Zealand birds and trees. The guided walk is nice because you will see birds you otherwise would have missed, but the pace is a little slow so be patient! If you...More
Visited with a friend on New Year's Day.
We didn't see too many birds, but someone told me it's bc most of the birds are active during the day and become quieter as the ferry rolls in with all of the tourists.
Visit in the...More
Another great place to take tourists/friends etc as it's beautiful when the weather is good. Please remember to wear suitable hiking gear, bring water & bug/sunblock spray and a camera. Good time to visit is in the spring when the penguins are hatching.
Growing up, we had a small holiday home on the Whangaparoa Peninsula, and often stopped in at Tiri to swim or clean fish on the way out or back from trips with my dad and brother in our little ‘tinny’ boat. Tiri then seemed rather...More
Thank Ed S
Tiritir, Manager at Tiritiri Matangi Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback Ed, and so great that you have seen the 'before and after'. Not many have had that privilege.
The guide was correct, Fullers/360 Discovery don't give us any money however what they give us in 'kind' is fantastic....More
We opted for the guided walk and were treated to in-depth knowledge about trees/plants and birds. Our walk ended up being 3 hours instead of the usual 2 hours, probably due to questions we asked.
Definitely recommend taking a rain jacket and comfortable walking shoes...More
Yes, there are water taxis but they are expensive, around $400+. The ferry comes Wednesday to Sunday and every day for the 3 weeks over the Christmas period. Private boats can also come out to Tiritiri we just ask them to... More
Yes, there are water taxis but they are expensive, around $400+. The ferry comes Wednesday to Sunday and every day for the 3 weeks over the Christmas period. Private boats can also come out to Tiritiri we just ask them to check their boats for stowaways - rats, mice, rainbow skinks etc. to keep the Island safe.