360 Discovery Cruises

360 Discovery Cruises

Surrender your senses to the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island. Situated in the Hauraki Gulf and only a 75-minute ferry trip from Auckland, it is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects.

​Surrender your senses to the beauty and magic of Tiritiri Matangi Island. Situated in the Hauraki Gulf and only a 75-minute ferry trip from Auckland, it is one of the world’s most successful volunteer conservation projects. From the moment you step onto the island, the lush native bush and the gentle serenade of birdsong will entrance you. This experience is truly unique and one not to be missed. 

Tiritiri Matangi, meaning “tossed by the wind”, is an Open Scientific Reserve managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC) in partnership with the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc. The “open sanctuary” status allows 150 ferry visitors daily from Wednesday to Sunday onto the island. Here they can witness some of New Zealand’s rarest inhabitants in a natural and protected environment. Visitors have the opportunity to stay on the island overnight by booking through the Department of Conservation. This experience is truly unique, observing New Zealand’s nocturnal wildlife emerging as the sun goes down, wildlife such as the little blue penguin (the world’s smallest penguin), the little spotted kiwi, and the tuatara.

Contact details

Phone: (09) 307 8005
Website: www.360discovery.co.nz
Pier 4, Quay Street, Auckland
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