Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland

4.7 / 5

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Tiritiri Matangi Island Day Trip from Auckland

From $57.19 per person

Visit Tiritiri Matangi island on a day trip from Auckland to be serenaded by birdsong. Enjoy a ferry ride and explore the island at your leisure.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Enjoy a round-trip cruise between Auckland city and Tiritiri Matangi
  • Learn about the island's wildlife, revegetation and history
  • Discover the best spots to see native birds and learn to identify their calls
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Book your ticket to Tiritiri Matangi Island, a wildlife sanctuary for New Zealand’s native birds and an important conservation project. Visitor numbers are limited in order to protect the island’s wildlife. Begin this 8-hour excursion in Auckland city with a 75-minute ferry ride across the Hauraki Gulf to the island preserve. Explore the island at your leisure, walking along the trails and enjoying the coastline after a ranger orientation. Enjoy informative displays at the visitor center and a complimentary cup of coffee or tea during your visit. See the lighthouse, and in warmer months, head to Hobbs beach for a swim before the return ferry ride to Auckland.
  • Round-trip ferry tickets to Tiritiri Matangi
  • Food and drinks

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    Meeting point

    Auckland Wharf ticket office, Pier 4, 99 Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • This is a full-day activity due to the ferry timetable and travel time to the island from downtown Auckland
    • Bring a light rain jacket and warm layers as temperatures can change quickly, regardless of the season
    • This is perfect for children 5 years and over, with easy walking tracks and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife
    • There are no food outlets on the island, so please bring your own food and water
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    4.7 /5

    based on 39 reviews

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    Worried that there would be too many people walking in the same place as us and the birds would not be comfortable to hang about. Once we were on our walk we barely saw anyone else, and we saw lots of birds, and hopefully we have some great photos. Even saw a Takahe ahead on the track, although it disappeared down a bank before we came adjacent to it.

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    January 11, 2021

    Loved my day out but was surprised that in the era of coronavirus Fullers had a full capacity of passengers. One of the crew was amused & commented on my ‘gloves’. On our return to the boat that crew member had hand sanitizer offered as we embarked. Yet none was offered as we came on at Auckland.

    March 25, 2020

    I had an amazing time. I would say 5/5 would love to be back. My only annoyance(slight) was the fact that we were asked to gather up right after getting off the boat for at least 15mins just to get a briefing for the island. I believe a pre-recorded version of this could've been played back on the boat ride itself with any new updates being fed to the crew and them briefing us on our way there.

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    March 7, 2020

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