Tiritiri Matangi island things to do in auckland

With a network of walking tracks, Rotoroa Island is easy to traverse in a day. Walk among the regenerating native forest, with plenty of wildlife, lookout points and beaches along the way. Walk to the South Tower Lookout, with options to stop at beautiful beaches and the famous Chris Booth sculpture.

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Southern Loop track

  • The Southern Loop Track is one of the most popular walks on Rotoroa Island, beginning from the Exhibition Centre, about a 10 minute walk from the wharf.
  • Take a detour to Men’s Bay, before looping around the South Tower and past the Chris Booth Sculpture and Ruthe Point Lookout.
  • There are many trails that connect to the Southern Loop Track. For another great vista point, from the Exhibition Centre, continue to the North Tower Loop Track, passing by Ladies’ Bay to the North Tower (45 minutes return).

Walking times are based on an average to slow pace and will vary with different levels of fitness.


Time: 1.25 hours return from the Exhibition Centre.
Difficulty: easy.

Know before you go

  • Bring water and a picnic lunch with you. There are no cafés or supplies of drinking water on the island.
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes.
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat.
  • Bring swimming gear and a towel if you’d like to swim at one of the beaches.
  • Bring a jacket and layers as the weather can change quickly.
  • There are no rubbish bins on pest-free islands. Please remember to take all your rubbish, including leftover food, off the island with you.
  • 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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