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Tiritiri Matangi Island Guided Day Tour from Auckland

This 75 minute cruise from Auckland takes you to the wonderful Tiritiri Matangi Island, a natural haven of thousands of birds plus truly beautiful scenery.


Perfect day out for bird lovers!
Return cruise from Auckland
Tiritiri Matangi Island
World famous bird sanctuary
Guided island walk option available
Complimentary tea or coffee

What you need to know

Take a trip from Auckland to the wildlife-rich Tiritiri Matangi Island, a virtual living sanctuary for a huge variety of bird species on a 75 minute cruise. On this Tiritiri Matangi Island tour, you'll encounter a veritable showcase of some beautiful and fragile New Zealand wildlife. Tiritiri Matangi Island is one of Auckland's true must-do day tours that will see you immersed in a world of scenery, history, intriguing architecture and an immense amount of avian creatures. Departing Wednesday to Sunday at 9am from Auckland, the brief ride over the water pays off quickly as you'll be able to appreciate the sheer diversity of bird species that can be found here, as each adds their own distinct call and splash of colour to the environment.

Take a stroll down one of the many walking tracks and you'll see and hear the likes of saddlebacks, New Zealand pigeons, whiteheads, takehe and much more, with plenty of sugar feeding stations and water troughs to attract the birds and give you a clear look. You'll be given a guided walk by the Tiritiri Matangi supporters who will provide insight into the history and geography of the island including animals, plants, Maori culture and more. This wonderful "natural wildlife park" is one of the Auckland region's essentials and thus a can't miss prospect for first time visitors to the region - enter a world of birds and beauty by booking yourself a Tiritiri Matangi Island cruise online today.

More info


  • Return cruise from Auckland to Tiritiri Matangi Island
  • Complimentary tea or coffee at the Visitor Centre on the island

Optional Extras

  • Guided island walk


  • Surrender your senses to the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island, situated in the Hauraki Gulf and only a 75 minute ferry trip from Auckland (via Gulf Harbour)
  • From the moment you step onto the island to the moment you leave, you will be entranced by the serenade of gentle bird song and the lush native bush
  • Tiritiri Matangi is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects
  • It has been re-vegetated with around 300,000 native trees and consequently 12 of New Zealand’s endangered birds and three reptile species have been re-introduced
  • Experience a guided walk provided by the supporters of Tiritiri Matangi

Tour Times

  • Every Wednesday to Sunday at 9am (including public holidays) and depart at 3.30pm from Tiritiri Matangi Island


  • Tours depart from Pier 4, Ferry Terminal, 139 Quay Street, Downtown Auckland

What to Bring

  • Suitable walking shoes, a light rain jacket, sun-screen, hat, towel and swimwear

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of your purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Tiritiri Matangi Island Guided Day Tour from Auckland

139 Quay Street, Auckland, NZ 1010