Ongoing/dates vary: Volunteers are needed to help maintain the pest-free wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island.

Tiritiri Matangi Island, in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, is a conservation success story thanks to the involvement of thousands of volunteers planting trees and the successful transfer of endangered bird species.


Although the planting programme is now complete, volunteer involvement is still important to maintain this island sanctuary.

Be one of two volunteers who assist the island rangers for one week with a wide range of tasks from checking water troughs to weeding, beach clean ups and track work. Very little species work is available, but there are many opportunities to see the island's wildlife.


Volunteer programmes run for seven day blocks (Sunday to Saturday) every week of the year, except for three weeks over the summer holiday period.

What to expect

Accommodation: Well equipped bunkhouse.

Food: Bring your own. No supplies are available on the island. Please pack all food in rat, mouse and insect proof (sealed) containers.

Fitness required: Medium – capable of tramping with a pack 4-8 hours.

What to bring

You will receive an information pack including travel and gear requirements on confirmation of your placement.

How to book

Bookings in advance are essential. Register your interest.



Mahurangi / Warkworth Office
Phone:   +64 9 425 7812
Address:   Unit 12
30 Hudson Road
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