Your Christmas Shopping for a Song

Date posted: 04-Dec-2017

Aka - The Grand Christmas Shopping Expedition to Tiritiri Matangi Island Shop Dreading..

2018 Photo Comp opens for entries

Date posted: 27-Nov-2017

The 2018 Photo Competition is now open for entries. Click here (/2018-photo-competition-tiritiri-mat..

New reports on ruru nesting and Island conservation

Date posted: 02-Oct-2017

Two new reports have been added to the website. The first gives details of a summer students..

2018 calendars now available

Date posted: 27-Sep-2017

Our latest calendar, beautifully illustrated with images taken on the Island, is now available fo..

Guided walks for photographers

Date posted: 21-Jun-2017

For a wonderful day of wildlife photography please join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a Ph..

Ferry discounts for Supporters

Date posted: 18-May-2017

Tiritiri Matangi Island, the perfect winter's day trip. The birds are at their best, warm up w..

More kiwi for the Island

Date posted: 04-Apr-2017

In 1993 and 1995, sixteen little spotted kiwi were released on Tiritiri Matangi Island. The ma..

2017 Photo Competition

Date posted: 22-Mar-2017

It is that time of year again when we are looking for entries for our photo competition (and phot..

The 2017 concert

Date posted: 05-Feb-2017

This year's concert promises to be another wonderful and unique experience. Click here (/concert-..

Shorebird Film Festival at Devonport

Date posted: 26-Oct-2016

Click here (/miscellaneous documents/DevWaderFilms.jpg) for details of a forthcoming film festival c..

Before You Come

WharfThere is no food available for purchase on the Island so you must bring your own supplies. You can purchase cold drinks from the shop on the Island and complimentary tea and coffee are supplied by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, Dilmah, Nestlé and Chelsea Sugar. 
 

If you have small children with you, mountain buggies are more suitable than regular pushchairs for the majority of the tracks. The tracks are either hard surface, grass, or boardwalks, with many wooden steps. If you are bringing a pushchair be prepared to do a bit of lifting. The pushchair can be put on the utility truck and driven up to the lighthouse for you if you wish to carry baby in a back/front pack and collect the pushchair on completion of your walk.

Please also remember to bring suitable clothing for the weather conditions on the day, togs and towel, lots of water, sun-block and hat, raincoat, camera and binoculars!

An informative leaflet with a map of the Island tracks will be available for purchase on the ferry (proceeds go to the Supporters).

Biosecurity


Tiritiri Matangi is free of mammalian predators and it is very important to keep it that way. For information about pests and how to avoid introducing them to islands, please click here.

Environmental Care Code


This environmental care code for Tiritiri Matangi Island is adapted from that presented on the DOC website (here).


1. Protect plants and animals

Treat Tiritiri Matangi’s forests and wildlife with care and respect. They are unique and often rare. No bird lures, whistles or recordings to be used.

2. Remove rubbish

Litter is unattractive, harmful to wildlife and can increase disease. Plan your visit to reduce rubbish, and carry out what you carry in.

3. Toilets

Toilets are available at the Tiritiri wharf, Hobbs Beach and Visitor Centre.

4. Keep streams and lakes clean

Be careful to avoid dropping litter or other materials in our streams and ponds.

5. No fires

No fires allowed, not even a barbecue on the beach. Smoking permitted only on the concrete areas at the Wharf and by the Visitor Centre.

6. No camping

No camping allowed on the Island.

7. Keep to the tracks

By keeping to the major tracks shown on the maps, you lessen the chance of damaging fragile plants and animals and their habitat. Do not stray onto 'bush tracks' these are for access by researchers and those monitoring the plants and animals. No ball games are allowed on the Island; a ball bouncing into long grass could disturb, injure or even kill an animal.

8. Consider others

People visit the Tiritiri Matangi for many reasons. Be considerate of other visitors who also have a right to enjoy the natural environment.

9. Respect our cultural heritage

Tiritiri Matangi has a spiritual and historical significance. Treat the Island with consideration and respect.

10. Enjoy your visit

Enjoy your outdoor experience. Take a last look before leaving the Island; will the next visitor know that you have been there?



Protect the environment for your own sake, for the sake of those who come after you, and for the environment itself. 


Toitu te whenua
(Leave the land undisturbed)


Photography by Denis Green ©