Guided Tours

When you visit Tiritiri Matangi you have the option of taking a guided walk from the wharf up to the Visitor Centre (next to the lighthouse). For first-time visitors especially, this will greatly enhance your enjoyment of the island.

Guides can tell you about the plants and animals you see and hear, identify archaeological sites, tell you about the early settlement of the island and its recent history as a sanctuary.

Two routes are used for guided walks. The shorter route (Wattle Track) takes about an hour to an hour and a half; the longer route (Kawerau Track) takes up to two ½ hours. 

Bookings for guided walks are made with Fullers360 at the time that you book your ferry ticket – phone +64 9 367 9111. Although we maybe able to accommodate people on the day, to avoid disappointment it is advised that you book your guided walk prior to arriving on the Island.

How to become a guide

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer guide, then it is best to contact In your email, please include a little bit of information about yourself and why you are interested in becoming a guide. 

Guides have to undertake training and have a reasonable level of fitness.