Dawn Chorus Trip

Date posted: 08-Sep-2016

UPDATE 21st September: The trip is now full and there is a short waiting list. You can co..

2016 AGM

Date posted: 06-Sep-2016

The 2016 AGM will be held at the Kohia Centre at 7:30 pm on Monday 19th September. Click her..

New hihi film

Date posted: 30-Jul-2016

A wonderful new film describing the hihi story on Tiritiri Matangi has now been added to the hih..

New Wildside video

Date posted: 29-Jul-2016

Click here (https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2016/06/21/tiritiri-matangi-volunteers/) to view a wo..

2016 Photo competetion winners

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

This year's winning photographs have been decided. Click here (/photocomp2016) to see the wonder..

Great new ferry fares for Supporters

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Thanks to our ferry company, 360 Discovery (https://www.fullers.co.nz/destinations/tiritiri-mata..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Recognition of the wonderful experience visitors have when visiting the Island has been recognis..

Reports for 2015-2016

Date posted: 04-Jun-2016

Reports for the 2015-16 breeding season for kokako and hihi have been added to the website. ..

Guided walks for Photographers

Date posted: 07-Apr-2016

If your interest is in wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Islan..

Nukes Aloud on Tiritiri Matangi

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..

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 ©