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Tiritiri Matangi Island

#1 of 268 things to do in Auckland Features Animals
Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-307 8005
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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland with Optional Guided Walk
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“gulf harbour” (123 reviews)
“bird life” (226 reviews)
“native birds” (165 reviews)
Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-307 8005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the guided walks through the island. Saw a cute set of little blue penguins in their nest which was the highlight of the trip for my daughter. Lot of lovely birds all through the walk. Views from the lighthouse were quite amazing too.

Thank Kevin_Mumbai
Reviewed 3 days ago

No doubt this is one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand, a bird sanctuary that you can observe rares birds.

Thank Indegirl1
Reviewed 6 days ago

The views are spectacular around the entire island! The number of birds you see and/or hear is incredible! Great family outing.

Thank patticakes888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked another sunny day for our second trip to Tiri. The bird life is incredible and the walks are moderate to easy. Caters for all! Great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy what NZ has to offer...More

Thank SamduBuisson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a short ferry trip from Gulf Harbor (also possible from downtown Auckland) to the island, it is apparent that your time on the island will be informative and filled with amazing sights, sounds and information. Volunteers are at the ready to take small groups...More

1  Thank Kane B
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my last trip to New Zealand, poor planning prevented me from visiting this jewel.I planned a lot better this time out and had an amazing day. The birdlife on this island is incredible and abundant. On the trip I saw at least 16 species...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Vistas and a gorgeous place to visit. Stunning scenery and lovely peaceful spot. If you get the opportunity, go and check out Matangi Island. It's been a little while since we visited but I'm sure kultur has changed. New Zealand really is treasure trove...More

Thank Rowie08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing work done by the team on Tiritiri Matangi, so awesome to see Takehe which I have never seen before along with many other beautiful NZ rare and endangered birds.

Thank Kirstylee43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a tourist looking for an epic place to see in NZ this island might not be for you, but if you are someone who is staying in Auckland for a while then its a really nice place to spend a day exploring...More

1  Thank WanderLady28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour by Jenny was very informative about all kinds flora, birds and the history of the island. A beautiful island and the trip is a great day out for everyone.

Thank Ellen S
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Hello! We have a layover in Auckland from Raro and decided to stay a few days before heading back to the States. The one thing we wanted to do is visit Tiritiri Matangi Island, however, our only actionable days are 5/29 & 5/30/17... the ferry doesn't run! Ahhh! Huge disappointment. Question is, is it still possible to go to the island and explore? Any suggestions would be appreciated! Otherwise, can anyone suggest a couple things to do for two nature & animal lovers that will be there? For clarity, we arrive at AKL on 5/28 @ 6:30pm and depart 5/31 @ 4pm. Thanks so much in advance!!!
15 May 2017|
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Response from kateandkeith2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes unfortunately in winter the ferry to Tiritiri island only runs Wednesday to Sunday. The only other way there is by private boat. As an alternative, you may enjoy a day trip to Rangitoto Island, which is the... More
do I have to pay to get on the island and are there any parking space available as well?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Tiritir1 | Property representative |
The ferry comes to Tiritiri Matangi Wednesday to Sunday and charges $70 per adult and $40 per child from Auckland City and $55 per adult and $32 per child from Gulf Harbour return. You book with 360 Discovery. There is no... More
Kelsae E
How long is this trip?
19 March 2017|
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Response from Tiritir1 | Property representative |
Hi Kelsea The ferry leaves Auckland at 9am stopping at Gulf Harbour at 9:50am and arriving at Tiritiri Matangi at 10:20am. It leaves Tiritiri at 3:30pm, Gulf Harbour at 3:50pm, and arrives back in Auckland City at 4:50pm... More