Overview

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  • Rates valid until March 31, 2019

  • Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together

8 Hours 21 Nov, 22 Nov, 23 Nov, and more Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Return ferry tickets from Auckland to Tiritiri Matangi Island
  • Learn about the exquisite wildlife, revegetation and history of the Island
  • Uncover the best spots to see native birds, and learn to identify their calls
  • See kororā (little blue penguins) in their nesting boxes
  • Finish at the visitor centre for complimentary tea and coffee
  • Visit New Zealand's oldest lighthouse
  • All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
  • Tips (not mandatory)
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Journey by ferry across the sparkling waters of Auckland Harbour to Tiritiri Matangi Island
  • Learn about the island's wildlife, revegetation and history
  • Discover the best spots to see native birds and learn to identify their calls
  • See kororā (little blue penguins) in their nesting boxes
  • Finish at the Visitor Centre for complimentary tea and coffee, just steps from New Zealand's oldest lighthouse

 

Departure time: Tour departs at 09.00 am from downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal

Important Information:

  • A reasonable level of fitness is required. Walking tracks are either hard surface, grass, or boardwalks, with many wooden steps.
  • If you have a child in a pushchair, please be prepared for some lifting. Mountain buggies are more suitable than regular pushchairs for the majority of tracks. Alternatively, we recommend travelling with a baby/toddler backpack.
  • Bring a light rain jacket and warm layers as temperatures can change quickly, regardless of the season.
  • There are no food outlets on the island, so please bring your own food and water.

 

 

What Next? 

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Itinerary
Where this Tour takes you

We highly recommend the morning walk guided by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi. Your guide will lead you straight to the kororā (little blue penguins) nesting boxes, plus show you the best spots to watch birdlife and how to identify the bird calls echoing through the trees.

DOC Biosecurity Briefing - A Department of Conservation (DOC) Ranger will meet all visitors on arrival for an important biosecurity briefing.

Guided Walk - Let the experts lead the way! Experienced volunteer guides from The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi will lead you on a walk to see native birdlife in action. Learn about the history of the island, the native plants around you, and how the forest has been restored to its current glory.

Guides will organise guests into small groups based on walking track preference. There are two track options - both with ample opportunities to spot birdlife.

  • Wattle Track - the shorter route is 2 km and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours
  • Kawarau Track - the longer route is 3 km and takes up to 2 hours, or maybe longer depending on what you see along the way

Visitor Centre and Views - Finish the tour at the visitor centre where you can browse through informative exhibits while sipping complimentary tea and coffee. Afterwards, take a stroll to the famous Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse - it's a great spot to have lunch! You'll still have plenty of time to explore the rest of the island on your own afterwards. In warmer months, head to Hobbs beach for a swim before the return ferry ride to Auckland.

Pickup point
Directions
Tiritiri Matangi Island, Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand View on Map