Tiritiri Matangi Island Bird Sanctuary

Auckland
Wed-Sun check for ferry times

Any time is a good time to visit the wildlife of Tiritiri Matangi! At certain times of the year you can observe courtship and nesting activities, or enjoy seasonal plants blooming.

Day trips can take in a variety of sights or a guided tour. For something different, overnight accommodation is available on Tiritiri Matangi in the former lighthouse keeper’s cottage. The cottage has 15 bunks across three rooms, and is well equipped with all cooking utensils, fridge, freezer, microwave, gas stove, BBQ, and bathroom facilities with hot showers. Bookings can be made online or by phoning the DOC Auckland Visitor Centre 0‎9 3796476.

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Tiritiri Matangi Island Bird Sanctuary

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Transport

Tiritiri Matangi lies close to the Whangaparoa Peninsula. The easiest way to get to and from the island is to take the Explore’s ferry service from either Central Auckland or Gulf Harbour.

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