Ferry Resuming July 4th!

Date posted: 01-Jun-2020

Great News!!! We have confirmation Fuller360 ferry service to Tiritiri Matangi wi..

The 2020 Photo Competition Winners

Date posted: 22-May-2020

Here are the winning and commended photos from this year's competition. Congratulations to the photo..

Celebrate the Takahe Art Competition

Date posted: 08-Apr-2020

Hi Tiri Kids, It’s TakahÄ“ Awareness Month! Everyone loves our takah..

COVID-19 Important Information

Date posted: 25-Mar-2020

The government has announced that New Zealand is now at alert level 2 for COVID-19. Th..

2019 Winner Primary School Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Ethan Raymond

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Ethan has helped the Enviro-Warriors in many ways such as planning, gard..

2019 Winner Y8-Y13 NIWA Supporters of Tiritiri and Fullers 360 Science Award is Abby Haezelwood

Date posted: 11-Mar-2020

Abby Haezelwood with her winning Science Exhibit on Plastic Beaches at the NIWA Taihoro Nuk..

The Tiritiri Concert

Date posted: 11-Feb-2020

Folk on the Water The 2020 Tiritiri Matangi Conce..

2020 Photo competition now open

Date posted: 15-Jan-2020

This year's photo competition is now open for entries. Please click here (/m..

AGM 2019

Date posted: 09-Sep-2019

Our Annual General Meeting was held at 7:30 pm on Monday 23rd September at the F..

More plaudits for Tiritiri Matangi

Date posted: 15-Jul-2019

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

How to Get There

Singing in the rain - Don't let the weather put you off

Tiritiri Matangi, like Waiheke Island and the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, is a weather microcosm all on its own. Often there can be heavy showers in downtown Auckland and on Tiritiri we just watch them scoot by without touching us.

This is great for the visitors but sometimes not so great for the birds and the dams in the summertime. What this means for you, is that if the weather forecast is predicting showers, particularly from the west or southwest, then the likelihood of them reaching Tiritiri is minimal, and even if they do reach us there is always a magnificent pohutukawa to shelter under or the large luscious leaves of a puriri or kohekohe tree. Do bring your raincoat, just in case.

Of course, when there are major weather systems passing through, we do get rain. But the good news is that the bush, the birds and other wildlife benefit from the moisture and are still there for you to enjoy. The birds can be particularly active immediately after a shower. So, on those wet days, bring your rain gear and enjoy your walk on the Island.

When you have finished investigating the forest and its inhabitants, the Visitor Centre up by the lighthouse has free hot tea and coffee (thank you Dilmah, Nestle, Chelsea and the Tiritiri Supporters) and a great shop to browse in. All profits come back to supporting Tiritiri and our conservation and education programmes on the Island.

See you soon – and don’t let the weather man/lady put you off!!!

Fullers360  provides a ferry service from downtown Auckland via Gulf Harbour (at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula).  Ferry bookings are made by phoning Fullers 360 (09 367 9111), or can be made on line at the Fullers360 website www.fullers.co.nz.

Ferry timetable:


26th December to mid January: every day.

Mid January to 24th December: Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays.

  • from Auckland 9:00am
  • from Gulf Harbour 9:50am
  • returning from Tiritiri Matangi at 3:30pm
  • arrives Gulf Harbour 3:50pm
  • arrives Auckland 4:40pm

As of October 2018 Fullers 360 have altered their fare structure so ticket costs are the same from Gulf Harbour and from Auckland City.  Gulf Harbour is about one hour's drive north of Auckland at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. There is free parking available at the marina from where the ferry leaves the end pier (Pier Z).

Photography by Kathryn Jones ©