North Shore Tramping Club
Tiritiri Matangi Island, Open Sanctuary
Join us for a stunning day exploring all the tracks and hopefully spotting many endangered and rare birds like Kokako, Takahe, Bellbird, Kereru, Hihi, Saddleback, Fern Birds and many more on this amazing bird "Treasure Island", Sanctuary island in the Hauraki Maritime Park.
Easy scenic walking amongst many native birds, either a slightly shorter loop or a longer loop around the island. Both very doable inside the day and with time to swim and to look around the visitors centre with spectacular views along the way
The island has had a huge number of native trees planted over the decades with an interesting story (Tiritirimatangi.org.nz/history).
* Those leaving from Gulf Harbour, bring swim wear as we may swim afterwards on the Whangaparaoa Pensinsula, and of course a swim on the island too, if we have time for those keen.
Meet at Pier Z Gulf Harbour Marina at 9.10 for 9.50 am departure. Ferry departs the Island 3.30pm.
There is also a ferry departure from downtown Auckland at 9.00am. Please purchase tickets at fullers.co.nz. $82.
Please note: Fullers have changed their pricing structure to $82, the same as Downtown departure (9am), so trampers may wish to take the Downtown option for better value.
Book on Fullers website: https://www.fullers.co.nz/destinations/tiritiri-matangi-island/
Bird species on Tiri: http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/birds
Cost: Adults - $82 pp (prices updated at 16 Dec 2019)
Children - $50 pp (5-15 years old)
Phone: 0272898440 (no texts please newbies).