Auckland region

Aerial view of Tiritiri Matangi Island and Whangaraparoa Peninsula.

Aerial view of Tiritiri Matangi Island and Whangaraparoa Peninsula

Map showing Auckland region.

Tiritiri Matangi Island is pest-free - help keep it this way.

Check for stowaways before you visit.

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.

View Auckland's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and islands brochure (PDF, 13,180K).


It lies 4 km off the coast of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, north of Auckland.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Auckland places


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Full office details
Tiritiri Matangi Island Base
Phone:      +64 9 476 0920
Full office details