Date posted: 07-Apr-2016
If your interest is in wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Islan..
Date posted: 07-Feb-2016
Island visitors are invited to submit their images for our 2016 photographic competition.
Date posted: 07-Feb-2016
Our 2016 musical event will take place on the 5th March. This year we are hosting the Nukes, a d..
Date posted: 06-Feb-2016
Staff at the Department of Conservation have produced a stunning new video of the Island to temp..
Date posted: 24-Nov-2015
We have a new help page on our website where we will occasionally post requests for assistance. ..
Date posted: 24-Sep-2015
At our Annual General Meeting, held on Monday 21st September, a new chairperson and committee we..
Date posted: 07-May-2015
Anyone interested in New Zealand birds will be delighted to hear the latest edition of H..
Date posted: 27-Apr-2015
Those who enjoyed Caitlin Smith and Nigel Gavin's wonderful performance at this year's S..
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-Oct-2012
Many thanks to Pieter Huisman who made this short film of the wonderful Jazz concert hel..
When You Get ThereA Department of Conservation Ranger and one or more representatives of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi meet all visitors arriving by the 360 Discovery ferry.
The tracks are either hard surface, grass, or boardwalks, with many wooden steps, so if you have a child in 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 Visitor Centre for you. Mountain buggies are more suitable than regular pushchairs for the majority of tracks.
When you visit Tiritiri Matangi you have the option of taking a guided walk from the wharf up to the Visitor Centre (next to the lighthouse). For first-time visitors especially, this will greatly enhance your enjoyment of the Island. Guides can tell you about the plants and animals you see (and hear), about the history of the Island and how the forest has been restored. 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 up to two hours, perhaps longer depending on what you see en route.
Bookings for guided walks are made with 360 Discovery at the time that you book your ferry ticket - phone 09 307 8005. The number of guides we allocate for 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 walk prior to arriving on the Island.
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Photography by Eve Manning ©