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Head out for a day in the Hauraki Gulf, exploring one of the area’s most famous wildlife sanctuary islands, Tiritiri Matangi. After arriving via ferry from downtown Auckland, you’ll head off on a self guided visit of the island. Choose to seek out the islands unique birdlife, native plants and rich history, or find a beautiful secluded spot to enjoy a relaxing day away from the city, the choice is all yours.

Explore the Island Wildlife Sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi

8 Hours

$99 NZD

Return ferry travel from Auckland City to Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf

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Important Information


Departs Auckland: 9.00am  |  via Gulf Harbour: 9.55am  |  Arrives Tiritiri Matangi Island: 10.20am
Departs Tiritiri Matangi Island: 2.40pm  |  via Gulf Harbour: 3.05pm  |  Arrives Auckland: 4.00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays*
Departs Auckland: 8.30am  |  via Gulf Harbour: 9.25am  |  Arrives Tiritiri Matangi Island: 9.50am
Departs Tiritiri Matangi Island: 4.30pm  |  via Gulf Harbour: 4.55pm  |  Arrives Auckland: 5.50pm


Approximately 80 minutes from Auckland

Important Information

  • 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.

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