Date posted: 04-Dec-2013
The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (SoTM) turned 25 in October 2013! We are planning lot..
Date posted: 25-Nov-2013
The latest issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology is dedicated entirely to Tiritiri..
Date posted: 22-Oct-2013
Our new recipe book, Gourmet on Tiritiri Matangi Island - Second helpings, has just..
Date posted: 07-Oct-2013
Are you dreading the prospect of Christmas shopping?
Why shop with all the high anxiety of d..
Date posted: 09-Sep-2013
Watch out for coverage in the national media this week for a new campaign by 'Include a Charity ..
Date posted: 03-Sep-2013
Our stunning new calendar is now available. For just $15 you'll have a wonderful selection of ph..
Date posted: 19-May-2013
The results of the 2013 SoTM Photographic Competition have now been published.
Date posted: 05-Feb-2013
Your committee has just submitted our response to the Draft Conservation Management Strategy (CM..
Date posted: 27-Jan-2013
It is that time of year again, when we are looking for entries to our photographic c..
Date posted: 03-Oct-2012
Many thanks to Pieter Huisman who made this short film of the wonderful Jazz concert hel..
When You Get ThereWhen you arrive at Tiritiri Matangi you will be met by a Department of Conservation ranger and a representative of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (SoTM).
On disembarking you should make your way along the wharf to the concrete pad where the island truck will be parked. You should assemble on the concrete pad for the ranger's briefing. You must wait for the briefing even if you have been to the island many times. If you are not doing a guided walk you are free to disperse once the ranger has completed the briefing. If you are doing a guided walk you will be organised into groups at the end of the briefing. If you are staying overnight you must wait till all other passengers have disembarked, then put your overnight gear on the trolley that will waiting by the boat.
The tracks are either hard surface, grass, or boardwalks, with many wooden steps so if you are bringing a pushchair be prepared to do a bit of lifting. Better still bring a backpack for your baby or toddler. Alternatively the pushchair can be put on the trailer attached to the truck and will be driven up to the lighthouse for you. Mountain buggies are more suitable than regular pushchairs for the majority of the tracks.
When you visit Tiritiri Matangi you have the option of taking a guided walk from the wharf up to the lighthouse. Two routes are used for guided walks. The shorter route (Wattle Track) takes about an hour to an hour and a half, the longer route (Kawerau Track) takes about an hour and a half to two hours, during which time your guide will identify the variety of birds and bird song, native trees and points of interest. For first time visitors to the island this is a must! Many of the bird species on Tiritiri Matangi are only found on scientific reserves or in small remote areas of native bush on the mainland and may be unfamiliar to many visitors. Taking a guided walk will enhance the pleasure of your day on Tiritiri Matangi.
Guided walk bookings are made with 360 Discovery at the time that you book your ferry ticket - phone 0800 360 Discovery (0800-3603472) (free call within NZ only) or 09-424 5510. The number of guides we allocate to go each trip is dependent upon the number of visitors who have booked a guided walk. So to avoid disappointment on the day, please book your guided tour prior to arriving on the island.
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Photography by Eve Manning ©