Tales of Tiritiri

Date posted: 25-Jun-2014

Your 'tales of Tiritiri' are now on the website! As part of our 25th Anniversary..

2014 Photo Competition

Date posted: 07-Jun-2014

The results are out! Many thanks to our judge Bruce Shanks for doing such a wonderful jo..

25th Annniversary celebrations

Date posted: 04-Dec-2013

The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (SoTM) turned 25 in October 2013! We are planning lot..

Ecology Journal marks 25 years of Tiritiri

Date posted: 25-Nov-2013

The latest issue of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology is dedicated entirely to Tiritiri..

New recipe book

Date posted: 22-Oct-2013

Our new recipe book, Gourmet on Tiritiri Matangi Island - Second helpings, has just..

New bequests initiative

Date posted: 09-Sep-2013

Watch out for coverage in the national media this week for a new campaign by 'Include a Charity ..

New 2014 Calendar now available

Date posted: 03-Sep-2013

Our stunning new calendar is now available. For just $15 you'll have a wonderful selection of ph..

2013 Photo Competition

Date posted: 27-Jan-2013

It is that time of year again, when we are looking for entries to our photographic c..

Film of the Kokako Week Jazz Concert

Date posted: 03-Oct-2012

Many thanks to Pieter Huisman who made this short film of the wonderful Jazz concert hel..

Greg

Date posted: 15-Aug-2012

Sadly, Greg the Takahe died on Sunday 12th August. As many Island regulars will know, Greg had b..

When You Get There

A Department of Conservation Ranger and one or more representatives of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi meet all visitors arriving by the 360 Discovery ferry.

When the ferry arrives at Tiritiri Matangi, please allow the guides (recognisable by their badges) to leave the vessel first. If you are staying overnight on the Island, please wait until the other passengers have disembarked before leaving the vessel; put your overnight gear on the trolley waiting by the boat.

On disembarking you should make your way along the wharf to the concrete pad where the island truck is 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 (see below) you will be organised into groups immediately after the briefing. If you do not wish to carry your day pack on your walk, leave it on the trailer attached to the truck and it will be taken up to the Visitor Centre for you to collect later (but make sure you have everything you need with you on your walk - sunscreen, hat, water, etc.). If you are staying overnight, the ranger will have a few words with you following the briefing. Please wait until the briefing is over before loading your gear from the trolley into the back of the truck. 

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.
 

Guided Walks


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.

Click on the icon link below to display map and track information. This document is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you do not have a PDF document viewer on your computer, please download a free Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on one of the icons below.

 

Tiri map and track info

Tiri mapPDF document
Tiri track info (Japanese translation)

For copyright reasons, this map may not be downloaded or printed but it can be purchased from the island shop, the 360 DISCOVERY ticket office, or on the ferry to Tiritiri Matangi. The map costs $1.00 and proceeds from the sale of the maps go back to the Island.

Photography by Eve Manning ©