Closed for repairs: The Tiritiri Matangi bunkhouse is closed for repairs and maintenance from 12-31 May 2013.
The bunkhouse on Tiritiri Matangi Island can be booked for overnight stays. However, this facility has limited availability as it is primarily used by volunteers and students carrying out work on the island.
There is a regular ferry service which operates every day apart from Mondays and Tuesdays. Please be aware of this if you are booking the bunkhouse on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday nights. The ferry does operate on public holidays (excluding Christmas Day) and every day over the period from 26 December to the third Sunday in January.
You can book the ferry on the 360 Discovery website. As both the bunkhouse and ferry service can get booked out in advance for long periods, it is best to check both are available for your chosen dates before going ahead and finalising both bookings.
Please note, the wharf may only be used for loading or unloading passengers.
Tiritiri Matangi is free of animal pests. However, there is a real risk that rats, mice and other pests could be brought to the island in your belongings.
To prevent this happening it is a requirement for all visitors to check their gear and ensure it has been packed correctly:
- Shoes and clothing must be free of dirt and seed material and packed in closed bags.
- All luggage, including food must be packed in sealed containers e.g. plastic bins with completely sealed lids or cardboard boxes that are completely taped along every seam. Plastic/open bags/boxes or boxes with holes (e.g. banana boxes) and incorrectly packaged food will not be allowed on the island.
- All sleeping bags need to be checked and packed inside zipped bags i.e. not carried separately.
All visitors must complete the biosecurity checklist and take it to the island with them.
Download the biosecurity checklist (PDF, 26K)
Tiritiri Matangi is one of the most successful conservation projects in the New Zealand.
Tiritiri Matangi Island bunkhouse
Once a farm, the island is now a sanctuary offering a predator free environment for rare and endangered birds and animals. Wake up to the sounds of the dawn chorus and enjoy spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf. There are plenty of good walks amongst regenerating bush land.
- Gas stove
- Microwave oven
- All cutlery, crockery, utensils etc
- Pots and pans
- Two fridges and a freezer
The Tiritiri Matangi bunkhouse is a communal facility used by a range of people; research students, members of the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi (SOTM), DOC staff, community groups, volunteers, and overseas and domestic tourists. Expect to share living areas and bunkrooms.
Fees (shared occupancy)
Child: $20/person (0-17 years inclusive)
The bunkhouse is closed for repairs and maintenance work from 12-31 May 2013. No new bookings will be taken for this period.
Book Tiritiri Matangi Island bunkhouse online or contact:
Bookings are essential, before you book:
Plan and prepare
- You must plan your trip so you do not arrive or depart the bunkhouse on a Monday or Tuesday, as the island rangers are not available to give you the required bunkhouse briefing on either of these days.
- All food must be brought to the island in rodent proof containers. No open containers or plastic bags please.
- If you arrive by boat, take extreme care to check for rodent stowaways. Keep poison bait stations on board.
- To prevent transferring pest plants please ensure all clothing, footwear and bags are free if soil or vegetation.
- Keep to the tracks so you don’t disturb rare plants, birds or scientific studies.
- Fires / BBQ’s are not permitted (with the exception of the BBQ at the bunkhouse).
- No dogs.
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