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Discover the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island on this day trip from Auckland. Explore the island by foot on numerous walking tracks, see native bird species, visit the lighthouse and relax on the island's beaches.

In the morning, make your way to Pier 4, the Ferry Terminal, hop on board the ferry and depart to beautiful Tiritiri Matangi Island. Tiritiri Matangi (translates to "tossed by the wind") is an open scientific reserve allowing only 150 visitors daily.

From the moment you step onto the island you're amazed by the lush native plant species. See rare birds in their natural and protected environment. Take a walk on the Kawerau Track and marvel at the island's oldest Pohutukawa trees, estimated to be over 800 years old. Hear the Kokariki or Stitchbird singing as you stroll through the forest setting.

Then break at Hobbs Beach for a picnic or a swim in the refreshing ocean. Pass by the penguin nesting boxes situated above the beach and catch a glimpse of the island's little native blue penguins. Take a guided walk with supporters of the island. If you're lucky, spot Kokako birds, famous for their enchanting songs.

Discover the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island on this day trip from Auckland. Explore the island by foot on numerous walking tracks, see native bird species, visit the lighthouse and relax on the island's beaches.

In the morning, make your way to Pier 4, the Ferry Terminal, hop on board the ferry and depart to beautiful Tiritiri Matangi Island. Tiritiri Matangi (translates to "tossed by the wind") is an open scientific reserve allowing only 150 visitors daily.

From the moment you step onto the island you're amazed by the lush native plant species. See rare birds in their natural and protected environment. Take a walk on the Kawerau Track and marvel at the island's oldest Pohutukawa trees, estimated to be over 800 years old. Hear the Kokariki or Stitchbird singing as you stroll through the forest setting.

Then break at Hobbs Beach for a picnic or a swim in the refreshing ocean. Pass by the penguin nesting boxes situated above the beach and catch a glimpse of the island's little native blue penguins. Take a guided walk with supporters of the island. If you're lucky, spot Kokako birds, famous for their enchanting songs.

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8:45 AM, Tour in English

Duration 8h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English.
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NZ$75

Total price is NZ$75, taxes included

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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip

Activity/Location

Auckland 1010

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • 360 Discovery Cruises

    139 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010


Highlights

  • Day trip to nature reserve Tiritiri Matangi Island

  • Numerous forest walks with more than 300,000 native trees

  • Chance to see a stunning open bird sanctuary

  • Idyllic sandy beaches for picnicking & swimming

  • Bird spotting for Kokako & little blue penguins


Inclusions

  • Cruise to Tiritiri Matangi Island

  • Admission fees

  • Commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Lunch

  • Drinks, bottled water and snacks

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Auckland hotel


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Auckland, 1010, New Zealand