Tiritiri Matangi island things to do in auckland

The Fullers360 Auckland to Rotoroa Island ferry is taking a break from its scheduled services. We hope to be back cruising to this incredible part of the Hauraki Gulf shortly, please check back in with us soon.

Explore Rotoroa Island with a guided walk with Rotoroa Rangers. Your ranger will lead you as you walk among the regenerating native forest, with plenty of wildlife, lookout points and beaches along the way. 

Tour overview

  • Learn stories about the island's natural history, restoration and social history as an island for addiction treatment.
  • Uncover the best spots to see native wildlife including tīeke, takahē, pāteke and kiwi.
  • Take in the island's rugged coastline, sandy beaches and regenerating forest. Visit the seven-metre high sculpture by New Zealand artist, Chris Booth, on the island’s southern headland. 

Level of fitness

A reasonable level of fitness is required. Walking tracks are either hard surface, grass, or boardwalks, with many wooden steps. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes.

If you have a child in a pushchair, please be prepared for some lifting. Mountain buggies are more suitable than regular pushchairs for the majority of tracks. Alternatively, we recommend traveling with a baby/toddler backpack.


Duration: at least 1.5 hours (tour only – excluding ferry travel).
Availability: guided walks operate  on scheduled sailing days. For ferry timetables click here.
Departure time: departs from the Exhibition Centre on Rotoroa Island at 11am (on scheduled sailing days).

RETURN FERRY + TOUR: adult $75, child $43, infant $0
RETURN FERRY ONLY: adult $55, child $33, infant $0,
TOUR ONLY: adult $20, child $10

Child is 5-15 years inclusive. Under 5s travel for free.

Bookings for guided walks are essential, and places are limited to 15 people per walk. To avoid disappointment, please book your guided walk prior to traveling to the island with Fullers360. 

All Experiences and Tours are subject to Fullers360 Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

This is a pest-free island - read more before you visit here.

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