Note: There are no ferries on a Monday or Tuesday (except on public holidays).
Tiritiri Matangi Island is a sanctuary offering a pest-free environment for rare and endangered wildlife.
The bunkhouse is the only accommodation on Tiritiri Matangi.
It is a communal facility and has limited availability as it is primarily used by volunteers and students carrying out work on the island.
Adult: $30 per person
Child (0-17 years inclusive): $20 per person
Note, there is an extra room not available to the public to book. It is used for management and research purposes. When making a booking for the entire bunkhouse, you may still be sharing with others.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.
Bookings are required all year.
Note: The ferry doesn't run on Mondays and Tuesdays. Do not book your arrival or departure on these days.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
The bunkhouse is located at the top of the hill near the lighthouse and Visitor Centre.
There is no public transport on the island but, if you are staying overnight, your gear will be taken to the bunkhouse. When you get off the ferry, leave your gear in the trolley on the wharf and the island ranger will take it to the bunkhouse.
From the wharf, take either Wharf Road or Wattle Track to the bunkhouse (40 min).
Check ferry information for getting to Tiritiri Matangi Island before you book.
All visitors staying on the island must complete and bring the biosecurity checklist.
The ferry doesn't run on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the island rangers are not available to give you the required bunkhouse briefing or check-out on these days.
Both the bunkhouse and ferry can get booked out in advance. Check both are available before finalising bookings.
Ferry sailings are subject to weather conditions. Call +64 9 916 2241 after 7am on the morning of your departure to check if your ferry is sailing.
Bring an extra day's food in case you have to stay longer. You will not be charged for additional unplanned time spent in the bunkhouse waiting for the weather to settle. However, if you wish to leave by means other than the ferry, DOC is not liable for the cost.
On your departure day, if the weather is deteriorating, the ferry operator may cancel the day trip but do a single morning run for overnight visitors.
Tiritiri Matangi is rich in Māori and European history with one of the most successful community-lead conservation projects in the world.
Get involved on Tiritiri Matangi.
Learn about the historic heritage of Tiritiri Matangi Scientific Reserve, which features a number of Maori and early European sites including the Tiritiri lighthouse complex.