360 Discovery Cruises - Tiritiri Matangi Island Cruise
Tiritiri Matangi Island is a special place to bring the family for a days excursion, that is only a short 75 minute boat cruise from Downtown Auckland.
Tiritiri is a sanctuary for the giant and very friendly Takahe. Once thought extinct, these huge birds will delight the children.
Not only is the island an open Scientific Reserve managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in partnership with the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc, this island is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects.
Over the years it has been re-vegetated with around 300,000 native trees, and has also seen 12 of New Zealand’s endangered birds and 3 reptile species successfully re-introduced to the island.
This “open sanctuary” allows 170 ferry visitors daily from Wednesday to Sunday onto the island to explore and discover all of its delights - beaches, bush walks the lighthouse and more.
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