Tiritiri Matangi Island is pest-free - help keep it this way.
Before you visit, check for stowaways that may be harmful to wildlife on this island. View the biosecurity brochure on the Treasure islands website.
Tiritiri Matangi ("looking to the wind" or "wind tossing about") is one of the most successful conservation projects in the world. Unwanted predators have been eradicated, and the once-pastoral island has been replanted with native trees. Rare native birds and animals have been returned to its now-safe and restored habitats.
As an open sanctuary you can visit Tiritiri Matangi and see some of New Zealand's most endangered birds in the wild, including takahē, kōkako, saddleback/tīeke and hihi or stitchbird.
The island is a public reserve jointly managed by the Department of Conservation and the Tāmaki Collective / Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau..
View Auckland's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and islands brochure (PDF, 13,180K).
View the Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Deed of Settlement summary.