More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island h..

Results of the 2019 Photo Competition

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

The results of this year's competition have now been decided. Click here (/2019-photo-co..

Lighthouse Open Day

Date posted: 30-Apr-2019

Our historic lighthouse, signal station and diaphonic foghorn will all be on dis..

We need a new Treasurer

Date posted: 08-Apr-2019

The Supporters need a new treasurer to take over in September when Kevin Vaughan..

2019 Concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2019

OrigiNZ, the tartan taonga are returning for the 2019 concert. Click..

Tiri's three unique foghorns

Date posted: 01-Feb-2019

Our next social event will take place on Monday 18th March when Carl Hayson and ..

Young Conservation Superstars win awards!

Date posted: 27-Jan-2019

Gabriel Barbosa and teacher Kate Asher, a team leader who co..

Entries for the 2019 photo competition

Date posted: 19-Jan-2019

We are now taking entries for the 2019 photographic competition. You can enter u..

Hihi volunteer needed

Date posted: 18-Oct-2018

Would you like to volunteer with the Island's hihi team and learn from them how ..

2019 Calendars now available

Date posted: 05-Sep-2018

The new 2019 calendars are now available and this year's is better than ever! Th..

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 Fullers360 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 Fullers360 at the time that you book your ferry ticket - phone +64 9 367 9111. 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 Fullers360 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 ©