Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to Tiritiri Matangi Open Sanctuary!

Lying just an hour from Aotearoa's largest city, this island sanctuary is home to an unrivalled range of wildlife living their best lives. Take a guided walk to learn about the island's wildlife and original spade brigade, or explore it at your own pace. Support our conservation and education programmes, or get involved as a volunteer.

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Tiritiri Matangi Wildlife

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Join the Supporters...

As well as receiving a quarterly magazine, Supporters enjoy a range of activities throughout the year, from working bees to concerts.

Education Programmes

As one of New Zealand’s oldest island sanctuaries, Tiritiri Matangi is brimming with wildlife rarely seen on the mainland, so students can gain first-hand knowledge of these threatened species and our country’s conservation history.

Growing Minds Programme

We believe that every school in Auckland should be given the opportunity to visit Tiritiri Matangi, so in 2012 the Tiri Supporters organisation started a programme called ‘Growing Minds’ which has enabled thousands of children from decile 1-6 schools to visit this sanctuary.

School Visits

A visit to Tiritiri Matangi gives children the chance to take a trip back in time when our forests were full to bursting with birds.