Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand
Tiritiri Matangi Island lies in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand, 4 km (2.5 mi) east of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula in the North Island and 30 km (19 mi) north east of Auckland.
The island is a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand’s most important conservation projects. It has undergone a planting program and all mammalian predators were eradicated to allow the reintroduction of a number of bird and reptilian species. Visitors to the island can take guided walks, view birdlife and wildlife, walk to the lighthouse or visit the Visitor centre.
Things to see and do
* Bird watching
* Guided walks
* Visitor Centre
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Land Area – 2.2 km²
Population – unknown
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – There is a jetty located at Tiritiri Matangi island.
Transport Links – A ferry service runs from Auckland Ferry Terminal and Gulf Harbour in the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.