School Groups

What better way for your students to learn about the natural world around them than to experience it first-hand. With Fullers and 360 Discovery Cruises you have the opportunity to make this a possibility.

Tiritiri Matangi Island

Get your students out of the classroom and up close and personal with one of the world’s most successful conservation projects - Tiritiri Matangi. See some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds and rare wildlife in the open sanctuary. 

Guided walks provide expert commentary and lend context to both animal life and the historical and archaeological features of the island. These walks can also be tailored to cover conservation studies.

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates By arrangement
Learning Focuses
  • Close up viewing of rare and endangered bird species including the Takahe and Kokako.
  • An optional guided walk (1.5 hours) covering the island’s history and identification of bird species and their behaviours.
  • Maori pa remnants at the island’s northern end.
  • Visitors centre with informative displays and talks about the island’s history and wildlife.

Is your school decile 1 - 6? We encourage you to apply for sponsorship through the 'Running Events Tiritiri Matangi Growing Minds Programme'.

For rates, sailing times and more information please contact us.

Rotoroa Island

Determined to provide something truly engaging for children, the team at Auckland Zoo in conjunction with Rotoroa Island Trust have developed a day in the field on Rotoroa that's different to other conservation education programmes. Facilitated by Auckland Zoo educators, year 5 to 13 students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities based on current conservation fieldwork practices on Rotoroa Island.

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates Individual class field trips are to be arranged for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 October to 8 December, 2016. 
Learning Focuses Hands-on activities based on current conservation fieldwork practices on Rotoroa Island. 

This field trip is strongly curriculum-linked and best suited to schools that have current environmental and/or conservation science programmes in place or are about to establish one.

INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT FIELD TRIPS TO ROTOROA?
Then visit Auckland Zoo's website for booking information and make sure you check out the Zoo Tales episode on an education field trip to Rotoroa.

WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING A CLASS INDEPENDENTLY?
Then email info@rotoroa.org.nz and tell us what you'd like to do.

 

Motuihe Island

Motuihe Island is rich with native flora and rare and endangered birdlife thanks to the restoration efforts of the Motuihe Trust and Department of Conservation.  Guided nature and heritage tours can be a focus of your school trip out to the island.

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates By arrangement
Learning Focuses
  • Learning about the island’s history of Maori and European influences.
  • Exploring remnants of pa sites and European farming settlements, prisoner of war camps, and old naval base ruins.
  • Bird and plant life observations.
  • Tree planting, weed busting, beach combing and other conservation activities.

For rates, sailing times and more information please contact us.

 

Rangitoto Island

Sitting majestically just off the Auckland coast, this unique volcanic island boasts a fascinating landscape of rugged lava crops, lush native bush and sandy coves. Rangitoto Island is a public scenic reserve managed by the Department of Conservation (in partnership with the 'tangata whenuaNgāi Tai and Ngāti Paoa).

Trip Length 1 day
Who Suitable for Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and Tertiary students
Trip Dates By arrangement
Learning Focuses
  • Learning about the island’s geology, ecology and history.
  • Walks to summit where you see 360° views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Exploring the native forest, which features an establishment of over 250 species of native trees and plants including ferns and orchids and the largest Pohutukawa forest in New Zealand.
  • Visit the historic baches which show the continuity and change of a community over time.

For rates, sailing times and more information please contact us.

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Travel Alerts

AUCKLAND HARBOUR CRUISE - TRAVEL ALERT - FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017

Please be advised the 10.30am Auckland Harbour Cruise has been cancelled today Thursday 21st October 2017.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Gulf Harbour Travel Update 22nd Sept 2017

Good evening.

We have encountered a mechanic issue on a vessel tonight. Engineers have attended tonight but we have been unable to repair. Therefore, tomorrow Friday 22nd Sept, the 7:30am Gulf Harbour to Auckland service will be via bus replacement.

Apologies for the late notice and for any inconvenience caused.

Regards

Jimbo - Manger 360 Discovery


Motutapu Island Closed Due To Storm Damage

Please be advised that Motutapu Island is closed to the public until Labour Weekend, due to track damage caused by storms.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Coromandel/Rotoroa Island service update for Sunday 24th September 2017

Please be advised that the service for Sunday 24th September will depart Coromandel at 1630 as scheduled and take a scenic journey on route to Rotoroa Island. The departure from Rotoroa Island is delayed due to low tides by 45 minutes. Departure from Rotoroa Island will be at 1800 and arriving in Auckland at approximately 1915.

Kind Regards,

360 Team 


Waiheke Customer Update, 29.8.17

Our vessel survey season is well underway, and the majority of vessels have had their annual checks in time for the busy summer season ahead.

Quickcat has been on survey for a bit longer than anticipated this year, and we’re now expecting to have her back in service at the beginning of October. When she returns Superflyte will be taken to Whangarei and we expect her to return from survey in November.

Our brand new vessel Torea has arrived in Auckland, and you’ll start to see her on the Waiheke runs where she’ll join Te Kotuku and Korora after she’s been blessed and commissioned this week. 


Pier 1, Downtown Ferry Terminal – New Ticket Office Development

Building works starting Tuesday 22 August 2017

A new ticket office is being built on Pier 1 at Downtown Ferry Terminal. Work starts on Tuesday 22 August and it’s expected that work will be completed by late September.

The new ticket office will be shared by both Fullers and Auckland Transport, transforming it into both an AT Metro Customer Service Centre and a Fullers Ticket Office. Until it’s built, our ticket office will be temporarily be moved to a new site inside Pier 1 (directly opposite its current location) and it’ll be business as usual for our customers.

During this time we strongly recommend that ferry tickets are pre-purchased in advance to avoid any disruption to your day. You can also purchase Fullers paper tickets online at fullers.co.nz, via the MyFerry App and on board most vessels. We’ll also be extending our ticket office hours at Devonport until 8.30pm Monday to Sunday while work is being carried out.

Auckland Transport are working with the contractors to minimise any impact to customers and we appreciate your understanding during this time.