May 18 2019


On 18 May, join us on Tiritiri Matangi Island for a rare opportunity to climb the oldest working lighthouse in New Zealand. Plus, while on the island, you’ll experience New Zealand’s finest and oldest heritage – its unique birds!

Historic Day Details

Saturday 18 May

  • 9:00am – Ferry departs Auckland for Tiritiri Matangi Island (via Gulf Harbour at 9.50am)
  • Opportunity to explore Tiritiri Matangi at your own pace, and join your pre-booked Lighthouse tour (booking instructions below)
  • 4:00pm – Ferry departs Tiritiri Matangi Island


Historic Day events are complimentary with your ferry ticket, but you must pre-book a Lighthouse Tour. 

Book your ferry tickets
Ferry tickets can be purchased below (please ensure you select the return sailing for Sat, 18 May 2019) or by calling our Customer Care Team on 09 367 9111.

Buy Tickets

Book you Lighthouse Tour
Climb Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse to see and hear the only working Diaphonic Foghorn operating in New Zealand. It has a truly awesome sound! The restored Watchtower and Maritime Museum will also be open, so you can see beautifully restored weather recording and signalling equipment.

Tours must be pre-booked through Phone bookings are available on 09 476 0010 Wednesday to Sunday.